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Geelong vs Brisbane AFL Round 2 betting tips – Friday, March 26

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Geelong vs Brisbane Lions AFL Betting Odds and Game Info
AFL betting odds Cats $1.60 at BetOnline | Lions $2.40 at Bet365
When Friday, March 26, 2021 at 7:50pm AEDT
Where GMHBA Stadium – Geelong, Victoria

Last time they met Brisbane Lions 6.6.42 – Geelong 11.16.82 (PF, 2020)
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Geelong Cats vs Brisbane Lions betting preview

Two of the surprise losers from round one of the 2021 AFL Premiership season will seek redemption this Friday night as the Geelong Cats and Brisbane Lions clash at GMHBA Stadium.

Both sides went down in huge upsets last week, but that is the least of Geelong’s worries with Patrick Dangerfield facing suspension for a high bump and star recruit Jeremy Cameron set to miss time with a hamstring injury.

The Cats love their home-ground advantage in this matchup, as they have not lost to the Lions in their last 12 meetings at Kardinia Park.


Key matchup: Tom Hawkins vs Harris Andrews

Tom Hawkins has not kicked a bag of goals against the Lions in the past couple of seasons, largely due to the rise of Harris Andrews in the Brisbane backline. Last year’s Coleman Medallist kicked a career-high seven goals against the Lions in 2018, but since then he has kicked five goals in three clashes. With no Jeremy Cameron by his side, the pressure once again falls onto Hawkins, who has the capacity to win this game off his own boot if Andrews is not at his best.


Geelong Cats betting info

The GMHBA Stadium advantage is not to be underestimated, as the Cats have consistently dominated the Lions on their home deck. Chris Scott’s men have booted over 100 points in their last eight matches at Kardinia Park, so keep that stat in mind when looking at the over/under of 170.5 total points at Sportsbet.com.au. Geelong loves going through the middle of GMHBA Stadium, and since the new man-on-the-mark rule encourages faster ball movement, the Cats should put on a show.

GeelongCats

  • Lachie Henderson
  • Mark Blicavs
  • Mark O’Connor
  • Tom Atkins
  • Tom Stewart
  • Jake Kolodjashnij
  • Isaac Smith
  • Cameron Guthrie
  • Zach Tuohy
  • Jordan Clark
  • Gary Rohan
  • Charlie Constable
  • Gryan Miers
  • Tom Hawkins
  • Shaun Higgins
  • Rhys Stanley
  • Brandan Parfitt
  • Joel Selwood
  • Jed Bews
  • Luke Dahlhaus
  • Francis Evans
  • Jack Henry
  • Zach Guthrie(Emg)
  • Quinton Narkle(Emg)
  • Josh Jenkins(Emg)
  • Max Holmes(Emg)
  • Coach: Chris Scott

Brisbane Lions betting info

The Lions were cut apart in the forward half in round one, with the Sydney Swans taking 23 marks inside 50 compared to Brisbane’s five. Joe Daniher and Eric Hipwood must learn to play together if the Lions want to be successful this season, but against Geelong’s impressive back six, they will need to work overtime to make an impact. The midfielders should play well against the Dangerfield-less Cats.

BrisbaneLions

  • Mitch Robinson
  • Eric Hipwood
  • Charlie Cameron
  • Zac Bailey
  • Joe Daniher
  • Lincoln McCarthy
  • Hugh McCluggage
  • Dayne Zorko
  • Jarrod Berry
  • Brandon Starcevich
  • Ryan Lester
  • Grant Birchall
  • Daniel Rich
  • Harris Andrews
  • Jack Payne
  • Oscar McInerney
  • Jarryd Lyons
  • Lachie Neale
  • Callum Ah Chee
  • Thomas Berry
  • Tom Fullarton
  • Harry Sharp
  • Keidean Coleman(Emg)
  • Jaxon Prior(Emg)
  • Deven Robertson(Emg)
  • Connor Ballenden (Emg)
  • Coach: Chris Fagan

Geelong Cats vs Brisbane Lions betting predictions

Brandan Parfitt to get 20+ disposals

A strong player in congestion needs to fill the void left by Danger, and Brandan Parfitt is clearly the right man for the job. With Shaun Higgins and Isaac Smith on the outside, Parfitt’s tackling tenacity and quick hands will be huge in the contest. Parfitt had 18 disposals last week from 72% game time, but both of those numbers should rise considerably this week.

Brandan Parfitt 20+ disposals

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Zac Bailey anytime goalscorer – 1st half

One of the pleasant surprises for the Lions last week was the impact Zac Bailey had in the first half. The emerging midfielder kicked the first two goals of the match and was explosive out of the middle. Brisbane Lions coaches expect a big jump from Bailey in 2021, and we got a small taste of it in round one. The quick midfielder has plenty of spunk and could hit the scoreboard early in Geelong.

Zac Bailey anytime goalscorer – 1st half

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Geelong Cats vs Brisbane Lions AFL same game multi

Even though the Cats have historically destroyed the Lions at Kardinia Park, this contest could be much closer than usual. The absence of Dangerfield will not be easy for Geelong, especially against the reigning Brownlow Medallist, Lachie Neale. These sides played in the two highest-scoring matches in round one, so we expect another free-scoring affair.

Geelong 1-39 / Over 170.5 total points / Parfitt 20+ disposals

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