AFL Live Collingwood Magpies vs Geelong Cats Stream AFL Football 2015 Online, AFL Round 06 Match will be kick off at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Friday 08 May 2015 online, 19.50pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
The Geelong Cats are looking to avoid their worst start to a season since 2006 and face a surging Magpies team that is sitting in second on the ladder.
For Collingwood, Paul Seedsman (hip) and Jackson Ramsay (leg) must pass fitness tests in order to take their place with Jordan De Goey, Tim Broomhead and Alex Fasolo in the mix. The Cats have James Kelly (testicle) and Mitch Clark (foot) need to prove their fitness with Jake Kolodjashnif, Dean Gore, Andrew Mackie, Nakia Cockatoo and Rhys Stanely in the mix.
On the back of a relatively easy draw, the Magpies are second on the ladder. Having beaten Carlton, Essendon, St Kilda and Brisbane. The rank fourth in points per game, third in tackles and second with inside 50s. The Cats are 2-3 with wins over Gold Coast and Richmond and losses to finals bound Hawthorn, Fremantle and North Melbourne to be 14th on the ladder. They’re 18th in kicks and clearances per game .
These two sides have met 225 times with Collingwood leading 129-96-1 overall. Collingwood have won three of their last four matches against the Cats by an average of 16 points, covering the line on all three of those wins. Collingwood is 31-17 at the MCG under Nathan Buckley but only 20-28 against the line in those games. Geelong is 5-4 (3-6) at the MCG since the start of 2014. The Cats have beaten the Pies only once since the 2011 Grand Final – with an 11 point win in round 3 last season. Scott Pendlebury averages 31 disposals and over a goal per game in his last seven matches against the Cats since 2009. Five of their past six match-ups have seen over 179-points. Collingwood is 11-4 (10-5 against the line) in Friday night games since the start of 2013. The Cats are 17-8 (11-14 against the line) on Friday night’s under Scott.
Happy to take a set against Collingwood in this one with Geelong looking tempting at the value. In what used to be a match-up of battled-hardened warriors, this one will come down to which set of kids are willing to work harder. The Cats will rely on Tom Hawkins up forward but they will be after scoreboard impact from Steve Johnson, Mitch Duncan and Corey Gregson to diversify their attack. At the odds, Geelong look a nice bet.
B: Alan Toovey, Nathan J. Brown, Marley Williams
HB: Tom Langdon, Jack Frost, Tyson Goldsack
C: Adam Oxley, Dane Swan, Jack Crisp
HF: Jamie Elliott, Jesse White, Travis Varcoe
F: Patrick Karnezis, Travis Cloke, Jarryd Blair
FOL: Brodie Grundy, Taylor Adams, Scott Pendlebury
I/C: Sam Dwyer, Jarrod Witts, Tony Armstrong, Tim Broomhead
EMG: Jonathon Marsh, Jordan De Goey, Corey Gault
IN: Jarrod Witts, Tony Armstrong, Tim Broomhead
OUT: Corey Gault (Omitted), Paul Seedsman (Glute), Jackson Ramsay (Shin)
B: Corey Enright, Harry Taylor, Jared Rivers
HB: Jackson Thurlow, Tom Lonergan, Jed Bews
C: Steven Motlop, Joel Selwood, Mitch Duncan
HF: Darcy Lang, Mitch Clark, Steve Johnson
F: Cory Gregson, Tom Hawkins, Jordan Murdoch
FOL: Mark Blicavs, Josh Caddy, Cameron Guthrie
I/C: Nakia Cockatoo, Josh Cowan, Shane Kersten, Rhys Stanley
EMG: George Horlin-Smith, Dawson Simpson, Josh Walker
IN: Mitch Clark, Nakia Cockatoo, Josh Cowan, Rhys Stanley
OUT: Dawson Simpson (Omitted), Josh Walker (Omitted), James Kelly (Groin), George Horlin-Smith (Omitted)
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