The round opening games in the AFL continue to deliver in Round 15 as a monster clash between two of the top teams in the league kicks off the action on Thursday night! PuntingInDanger has you covered with his full preview and betting tips for Brisbane vs Geelong below.
AFL Brisbane vs Geelong Betting Tips
Gabba, Thursday 24th June 7.30pm (AEST)
The Cats have been involved in some absolute blockbusters over the last few weeks and this Thursday night clash continues the streak. Can they draw level with the Demons at the top of the table?
Since returning from their bye, the Cats have had two of the toughest tests in football, facing the Power in Adelaide in Round 13 before a clash against the Western Bulldogs on the weekend. They trailed both games in the 2nd half but prevailed in the end, making themselves the premiership favourites in the process.
The star studded trio of forwards in Jeremy Cameron, Gary Rohan and Tom Hawkins continues to get the job done week in, week out for the Cats, and they should be a handful again on Thursday night given there is no rain forecast in Brisbane. The trio has combined for 77 goals already this season despite Jeremy Cameron missing the first portion of the year.
The Lions came off their bye in round 13 to record a bit of a shaky win against the Roos on the weekend down in Tasmania. They were favoured by 30+ points against the bottom side in the competition but after trailing for portions of the game, they could only eek out a 23 point win in the end.
The Lions haven’t been at their best in their last two games, losing to Melbourne before the clash against the Roos. Both of those games came on the road but they’ll be back at the Gabba this week, where they have won their five games on the trot.
The Cats were dealt a big blow in Round 14 with star midfielder Mitch Duncan going down with a knee injury that will see him sidelined for at least 8 weeks. It breaks a really good run of injury luck that Geelong were experiencing and even without Duncan, they will field a strong team this week.
Brisbane’s injury list is also starting to look really good. Jarrod Berry and Cam Ellis-Yoleman are both close to a return, leaving only a few best 22 players on the sidelines.
It’s always hard to bet against the Lions at the Gabba but I just love this Cats team at the moment. They have shown the ability to fight back from deficits and win in close games, which I think is what they might face this week.
Good conditions for football in Brisbane on Thursday night should be conducive to the important trio of Geelong forwards and at $2.19, I think they are great value here to win their 7th straight game.
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Zac Bailey seemed to have a much increased role in the midfield against the Kangaroos on the weekend, racking up 29 touches and booting a goal in the win. He has passed the 20 disposal mark just three times this season but if he is to see more midfield time permanently, he should continue to rack up touches.
Cam Guthrie returned to the line-up last weekend after two games on the sidelines and had a cruisey game with 22 touches. Expect him to be back over the 25 mark this week, as he has done in 8/11 games, especially with no Mitch Duncan.
Jeremy Cameron has kicked at least two goals in seven of his eight games this season, including big bags of five and six. In 11 games against the Lions over his career, Cameron has kicked 2.45 goals per game.
Bailey 20+ Disp.
Guthrie 25+ Disp.
Cameron 2+ Goals
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