Fremantle vs Geelong Cats Round 18 Tips, Prediction & Preview

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Fremantle vs Geelong Tips

The Dockers and Cats kick off Round 18 action on Thursday night at Optus Stadium.

Fremantle vs Geelong Tips, Preview & Predictions

Fremantle Dockers vs Geelong Cats free AFL tips, predictions and preview – Geelong have won nine of their last 10 matches.

Fremantle vs Geelong Tips

  • Shaun Higgins has had 20+ disposals in eight of his 11 matches this season
  • Three of the last four meetings have been decided by 1-39 points

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Fremantle vs Geelong Match Details

🇦🇺 Competition: AFL
🗓 Date: Thursday July 15
Time: 8:10pm AEDT
🏟 Stadium: Optus Stadium

Fremantle vs Geelong 2021 Form (last five matches)

Dockers (WWLW)

  • RD 13: Fremantle 76-49 Gold Coast
  • RD 14: BYE
  • RD 15: Collingwood 79-91 Fremantle
  • RD 16: Fremantle 64-80 Carlton
  • RD 17: Hawthorn 46-108 Fremantle

Cats (WWLWW)

  • RD 13: Port Adelaide 91-112 Geelong
  • RD 14: Geelong 83-78 Western Bulldogs
  • RD 15: Brisbane 94-50 Geelong
  • RD 16: Geelong 98-57 Essendon
  • RD 17: Carlton 44-70 Geelong

Fremantle vs Geelong Head to Head (last five matches)

  • R8 2020: Dockers 16-48 Cats
  • R20 2019: Dockers 95-61 Cats
  • R22 2018: Cats 158-25 Dockers
  • R14 2017: Cats 74-72 Dockers
  • R1 2017: Dockers 73-115 Cats

Fremantle vs Geelong Preview

The Dockers cruised past the Hawks with a healthy percentage boosting 62-point triumph last time out.

After losing to the Blues the week prior, it was even more crucial that they got the four points against Hawthorn, and they did in style, moving into the top eight with a huge win.

Fremantle will have to be strong in the midfield department against one of the best quality midfields in the competition. Justin Longmuir has seemed to balance the inexperienced and experienced personal to perfection and within a shot of finals football.

Meanwhile, the Cats won a tight contest by 26-points against the Blues to move back into third on the ladder.

It wasn’t the most convincing wins of the season considering how inaccurate the Blues were but were able to conjure a handy lead when it mattered most in the second half.

It’s always a sign of a good team not to play especially well but still comfortably claim the four points. However, they will need to close to their best on Thursday, at a tough place to visit against a team in form.

Both sides head into this match in strong form, but despite the Dockers home advantage, the Cats should prove too strong.

Dockers vs Cats Team News

The Dockers will make minimal changes heading into Thursday night after a strong performance against Hawthorn. Ethan Hughes could be one of the only changes after returning to the WAFL last week.

Joel Selwood should be able to return to the side after being rested last week. Luke Dahlhaus is a 50/50 to return with some recent poor performances. Youngster Max Holmes will most likely be the one to make way.

The two sides last met in Round 8 last season, which saw the Cats win by 32 points.

Dockers vs Cats Stats

  • Three of the last four meetings have been decided by 1-39 points
  • Geelong have won nine of their last 10 matches
  • Shaun Higgins has had 20+ disposals in eight of his 11 matches this season

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