The five game Super Saturday slate continues at the Gabba as the Lions and Eagles do battle from 4.35pm! It’s a super important clash in shaping the top eight and PuntingInDanger has you covered with his preview, best bets and same game multi below.
Remember to check out our Round 22 AFL Tips page for our full thoughts on every game across the weekend.
AFL Brisbane vs West Coast Betting Tips
Gabba, Saturday 21st August, 4.35pm (AEST)
It’s fifth vs ninth on the ladder and both teams will have plenty to play for when they take the field at the Gabba. Will the Lions win their third straight or can the Eagles snap a three-game losing streak.
The Lions are in the advantageous position of being able to know their fate before they take the field on Saturday and adjust accordingly. If the Western Bulldogs lose their game to the Power on Friday night, then the Lions will have an opportunity to jump above them on the ladder into fourth place. They currently sit four points and just 1.8% points behind the Bulldogs, so fourth is certainly within their reach.
The Eagles find themselves in a similar scenario, just four places further down the ladder. They currently find themselves in 9th place on the ladder, level with the 8th placed Bombers on points and just two points behind the 7th placed Giants. It means that if the Eagles can win and either of those two teams lose, they will find themselves in the finals.
The problem for the Eagles is their horrendous form at the moment. They have had opportunities to cement a spot in the top eight for the last three weeks, and on all three occasions they have failed the test. Losses to Collingwood, Melbourne and Fremantle have bounced them out of the eight despite getting a bunch of key players back from injury in that period.
A trip to the Gabba is an incredibly tough prospect for an out of form Eagles side, as the Lions have been on a tear at home of late. The Lions have won their last eight games in a row at the Gabba by a ridiculous average margin of 50.0 points per game. They will be desperate to jump into the top four, as doing so would secure at least one game at the Gabba in the finals.
The Lions start as strong favourites at home and although the Eagles have been in horrendous form of late, I’m still struggling to pick a side either way at the 27.5 point line. I do like the over here though. The early forecast for Brisbane on Saturday is perfect and these two teams will be holding nothing back in the mist win clash.
The Lions are the highest scoring team in the competition this year, having put up 95.52 points per game and excluding the 2020 clash in shortened quarters, the last 10 games between these two teams have resulted in 193.6 total points.
Over 171.5 (1.5 Units)
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Lachie Neale had 32 disposals and 2 goals in a best on ground performance the last time these two teams met. He also bounced back from a three-game stretch averaging just 22 with an impressive 31 disposals against the Pies on the weekend. Looks to be back to his accumulating best and should have plenty of it this weekend.
Charlie Cameron was the catalyst up forward for the Lions in the win over the Magpies in Round 22, booting six goals from just 12 touches. After a slow start to the season, he’s now kicked multiple goals in eight of his last 10 games.
Liam Ryan returned from injury in Round 22 and was one of the Eagles best in the loss to the Dockers. He booted three goals and when these two teams last met, he was the Eagles only multiple goal-kicker with three in shortened quarters.
Neale 25+ Disp.
Cameron 2+ Goals
Ryan 2+ Goals
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