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AFL ROUND 4

COLLINGWOOD MAGPIES VS GWS GIANTS

SATURDAY APRIL 10, 7.25 PM, MELBOURNE CRICKET GROUND

Collingwood will look to build their record up as they get GWS at a good time for them, in Melbourne, in the Saturday game at the MCG, where a big crowd should enjoy a quality game.  The Pies will look to bounce back from the heartbreak they felt, when the Lions took the game from them last weekend by a single point, and build on their 1-2 record that has seen their title odds dwindle to $23.  The Giants need a win, they are not this bad, but they are currently looking down the barrel of a wooden-spoon fight with lowly North Melbourne as they are the only two teams without a win in 2021.  Windy showers are likely to make this game a battle of attrition, giving the Giants a chance to defend their way into the game, if they can contain the lively legs of the Pies.

Collingwood had no injury concerns coming out of their loss against Brisbane last weekend, and have named the same squad to take on their old rivals, the Giants, with the exception of excluding Tyler Brown, who will probably at least be in calculation for the medical substitute.  The Giants have a torrid injury toll, and mass changes, as De Boer, Phil Davis and star midfielder Coniglio are all out injured, and Flynn is being rested, while Shipley is not selected.  Mumford returns as a veteran option, and will start in the ruck, while Stone and Riccardi are named on the bench, and will both get plenty of game time.  The other in is Jeremy Finlayson, a key forward who will start at half forward on the flank and look to add to his 48 goals in 38 games since debuting for the Giants in 2015.

The Giants have won the day in the last 3 games between these clubs, with the last two going right down to the wire, creating a strong rivalry between the club, they won by just 2 points at home in 2020.  They also won by just 4 points, in the Preliminary Final of 2019, to book their place in the grand final against Richmond, but will not want to think about what happened on that big day.  The regular season game in 2019, went to the Giants by some 47 points, but they are a shadow of the team they were just two seasons ago.  Collingwood are favourites to win this game by around 4 goals according to margin betting markets, they are also $1.22 favourites while the Giants are unloved in the market at $4.35.

PREDICTION: Collingwood by 20-30.

BETTING TIP: $2.70 for Pies to win by 40+ is the bold bet here, but $2 for a 1-39 win might be more sensible.

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