Fremantle vs Geelong, Monday Night Football
The last game of Round 8 and we have the Fremantle Dockers hosting the Geelong Cats at Optus Stadium.
Optus Stadium played host to the Eagles vs Magpies game yesterday in which the Eagles won convincingly and are now probably favourites for the Flag.
The Bombers were also too good for the Crows in Adelaide and the Lions defeated the Demons in a close contest.
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Tipping Results So Far
This Round – 6/8 = 75%
Player Props 4/8 = 50%
Season – 46/70 = 65.7%
Player Props – 7/17 = 41.1%
Fremantle Dockers vs Geelong Cats
Round 20, 2019 Fremantle 14.11 95 – Geelong 9.7 61
(Fremantle by 34 Points)
Last 5 Meetings
Fremantle – 1 Win
Geelong – 4 Wins
The Cats were outclassed by the Magpies to lose by 22 points in Round 7. Fremantle lost the Western Derby by 30 Points although they were in the contest the entire first half.
A host of changes have been made to lineups for this clash with Fremantle making two changes. Stephen Hill is out injured, and Travis Colyer has been dropped. Reece Conca and Brandon Matera both come in a get their chances at senior level.
Six changes at the Cats with Gary Ablett, Joel Selwood, Jack Steven, Jordan Clark, Luke Dalhaus, Darcy Fort all injured or being managed. Mitch Duncan comes back into the team as well as Tom Stewart, Lachie Fogarty, Lachie Henderson, Charlie Constable and Brad Close makes his debut.
A few showers are expected for this clash so it may be a scrappy affair.
Current Head to Head Odds
Fremantle – $2.65
Geelong – $1.50
This could be a danger game for the Cats as they have made a host of changes to the team and if yesterday is anything to go by, the Victorian sides may still be getting used to being in a hub situation. The Cats did experiment with staying in Perth an entire week last season and looked flat in their loss to Fremantle last year.
The Cats are the better side on paper and are generally a pretty positive side if conditions are wet. Fremantle has improved their disposal efficiency, but are still struggling to score.
With Fremantle missing some key defenders and Nat Fyfe not suiting up for this one, the Cats should be too good.
Our Pick – Geelong (Win)
Player Prop – Tom Hawkins 2+ Goals
With the lack of prominent defenders, Fremantle will be vulnerable down back, and Tom Hawkins should get several chances to score goals.