Collingwood v St Kilda Tips, Predictions and Match Preview - Magpies to hold all the answers at the MCG

Adam Cusworth 15 May 2019
  • The Magpies and the Saints square of in Saturday afternoon AFL at the MCG. 
  • Here is our preview of the Round 9 encounter

Collingwood and St Kilda feature in one of five games on Saturday May 18 and the Round 9 encounter between the two sides gets underway at 1.45PM. 

The Magpies head in as favourites for the MCG clash and all the action can be seen on Fox Footy. 

Match Preview


Collingwood are one of the teams to beat this season and are currently second favourites in premiership betting at the $4 quote, just behind Geelong at $3.60. 

The Magpies come off a 19 point win over Carlton with their classy players rising to the fore late in the game. 

St Kilda made a flying start to 2019, defying expectations by winning four of their first five games but they have since dropped three in a row. 

They come off an 18 point loss against the West Coast Eagles and a concern has been their inconsistent ball use around the ground, with mistakes proving costly in recent times. They can ill afford any major errors and will need a solid four quarters against last year's Grand Finalists. 

Collingwood should get on top with their greater depth in the midfield. They are averaging more disposals this year when compared to St Kilda and Adam Treloar, Tom Phillips and Steel Sidebottom loom as key players. Brodie Grundy should also exert plenty of influence in the ruck. 

However, Nathan Buckley's side will need to be conscious of not letting the Saints into the game. Jack Billings and Jade Gresham are among some of the St Kilda players that can be dangerous if given some freedom and the Saints did finish off their game well against the Eagles last weekend. 

Selection News

Chris Mayne may miss for Collingwood after suffering a concussion last weekend, while Mason Cox, Dayne Beams and James Aish are a trio that could return from their respective injuries. 

St Kilda have a number of players on the sidelines and the likes of Dan Hannebery, Jake Carlisle and Jarryn Geary are still some time away. Jack Steven is yet to return from mental health issues. 

Match Odds


Collingwood $1.20 
St Kilda $4.25

*correct at the time of writing

Collingwood have won three of the past four against St Kilda including the Round 9 clash last year between the two sides by 28 points. Jordan de Goey booted six goals in that match, while Brodie Grundy was dominant in the ruck. Jack Newnes booted four for the Saints. That game was played at Marvel Stadium. 

St Kilda won the most recent clash between the two sides at the MCG. That was in Round 4 of 2017 and it was a 14 point win for the Saints. The Magpies are three from five at the venue in 2019. St Kilda won their only clash at the home of footy so far this year, defeating Melbourne by 40 points in Round 5. 

Prediction and Tips


Unless Collingwood have a major lapse in concentration it is hard to see an upset occurring. 


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