AFL Live Collingwood Magpies vs Geelong Cats Stream AFL Football 2016 Online, AFL Round 09 Match will be kick off at The MCG Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Saturday 21 May 2016 online, 13.45 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
The Pies took the heat off coach Nathan Buckley with a resounding win over Brisbane last week, and a record of 3-5 isn’t as disastrous as the headlines have intimated. But they are yet to run close against any of the competitions best sides.
Geelong have had a friendly draw to open the season, but have themselves forward as genuine premiership contenders, if not favourites, with their two most recent wins – dominating West Coast down at the Cattery, and travelling to Adelaide to down the Crows in convincing fashion.
In his last three games against the Pies, Dangerfield has scored 114, 89 and 135 Fantasy points. This year, Collingwood are conceding the most points out of all teams and Dangerfield will go even bigger. Paying $3.50 for most points and $4.50 for most touches, expect him to be massive. Another guy who will rack it up will be his partner in crime Joel Selwood. He’s paying double your money to find the pill 30+ times and should do that by three quarter time.
Recent matches are split 5-5, but Nathan Buckley leads Chris Scott 4-2 in their head to head battles, so recent form favours the Magpies.
Collingwood have been “back” twice already this season, but followed up Round 2 and Round 5 wins with consecutive losses each time. Last week’s win was at least as much being due to Brisbane simply not showing up as anything the Pies did.
Geelong is really starting to earn some credit. The positive flow-on effects of having Patrick Dangerfield mean their midfield is batting deeper than most, with a player like Jimmy Bartel coming in as the seventh or eighth stringer.
The Pies may even match the Cats through the middle for periods of the game, but won’t be able to score as much as Geelong can at the other end, due to a miserly Cats defence working smoothly together.
B: J.Frost, B.Reid, B.Maynard
HB: A.Oxley, A.Toovey, J.Howe
C: T.Varcoe, A.Treloar, S.Sidebottom
HF: J.De Goey, D.Moore, J.White
F: A.Fasolo, M.Cox, J.Blair
Foll: B.Grundy, S.Pendlebury, T.Adams
I/C: L.Greenwood, J.Crisp, B.Crocker, J.Smith
Emer: J.Witts, J.Marsh, M.Goodyear
Out: B.Sinclair (concussion)
B: L.Henderson, T.Lonergan, C.Enright
HB: M.Blicavs, H.Taylor, A.Mackie
C: S.Motlop, J.Selwood, C.Guthrie
HF: S.Kersten, Z.Smith, C.Gregson
F: J.Bartel, T.Hawkins, D.Menzel
Foll: R.Stanley, M.Duncan, P.Dangerfield
I/C: J.Bews, J.Caddy, G.Horlin-Smith, D.Lang
Emer: B.Smedts, N.Vardy, T.Ruggles