Week 2 of the AFL Finals continues on Saturday night with another massive semi-final! The Cats will host the Magpies for a spot in the preliminary final and as usual, we have you covered with a full preview and betting tips courtesy of our resident AFL tipster, PuntingInDanger.
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The Cats have copped a hell of a lot of flack over the past week and I’m not exactly sure why. They won seven of their last eight games in the regular season to secure a spot in the top four and had the difficult task of travelling to Adelaide to take on the Power in the first qualifying final. They went down by just 16 points and have a good chance to bounce back this week against a Pies side that hasn’t been anywhere near as consistent as themselves this season.
The Cats look really good on the injury front Joel Selwood underwent surgery on his finger through the week but will apparently be ready to play by Saturday while the only other player in the Cats potential best 22 who will miss is Jack Steven. The Cats will need to get more out of their top end this week, with the likes of Duncan, Menegola, Selwood, Ablett and Hawkins all struggling against the Power.
Patrick Dangerfield has been an absolute beast in his last few matches against the Pies.He has racked up 29.3 disposals and kicked three goals in the last four matchups between the two sides and will need to be massive if the Cats want to salute here. Was the Cats best against the Power with 22 touches and a goal and should be right in the mix again.
The Pies were outstanding on the road in Perth on the weekend, downing the Eagles by just one point to keep their season alive. Mason Cox tore the game apart in the first quarter, booting three goals to give the Pies the early advantage while Brody Mihocek and Jordna De Goey also played big roles in the win, kicking five goals between them.
The Pies are obviously still without the likes of Steele Sidebottom and Jeremy Howe, who have both been ruled out for the season, but they could get Tom Phillips back this week after recovering from a hamstring injury. They have battled injuries throughout the entire season but finally look to have a settled team and it showed against the Eagles on the weekend.
Will Hoskin-Elliot has booted five goals in seven finals games across his career and kicked 1.1 against the Eagles on the weekend. He is great value to find the scoreboard again this weekend, especially with the Magpies still struggling to find avenues to goal.
As I mentioned above, it’s hard for me to understand why the Cats have been copping so much flak over the past week just for losing a game that they were supposed to lose, away from home against the minor premiers. All of the talk is about the Pies here on the back of a win in Perth but there’s no doubt that Geelong are the better side and have been more consistent in 2020. Back the Cats to win and cover the 6.5 point line.
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