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AFL ROUND 8

BRISBANE LIONS VS FREMANTLE DOCKERS

SUNDAY MAY 9, 4.40 PM, GABBA, BRISBANE

Brisbane host the final game of the round, late Sunday afternoon, as the Dockers of Fremantle, make the longest trip in the game, across the nation, and will look to bounce back from an ordinary derby, while Brisbane are finding fine form.  The Lions smashed Port Adelaide, their old rivals, at this venue, last weekend, by 49 points, which really signalled to the competition that they are over the slow start they endured and ready to bounce up the ladder.  Fremantle have played some decent footy this season, but suffered a tough one at the hands of their archrivals West Coast last weekend, leaving them 4-3 and just outside of the top 8.  Warm, fine conditions are on hand in Brisbane for this game, with temperatures around 20 degrees to start the game, and no chance of any rain; the crowd should be large and noisy.

Neither team has much in the way of major adjustments, after recording fine victories in their previous matches, while only the Lions have a small milestone, that of Rhys Mathieson playing his 50th game.  Darcy Gardiner joins the defenders in the fullback line for the Lions, while they have omitted James Madden and Thomas Berry.  Liam Henry is the only inclusion to date for the Dockers and he will start on the bench, though the young small forward will look to impact the game with his speed and elusive traits, as a crumb winner. The Dockers did not bring Ethan Hughes to Queensland as he is injured, nor did Heath Chapman make the trip.

Brisbane were two goals too good for the Dockers in 2020, at this venue, while the game before in 2019, was an all-time classic in the clubs’ histories as Fremantle took the points, by a single behind, in reply to a caning the game before in 2018.  Brisbane are looking better each week and have moved to $10 chances to win the title, while the Dockers are not just making up the numbers, they are $51 chances.  Brisbane are 5 goals better according to the margin market, after their huge win against Port at this venue, and deserved $1.18 favourites, while Fremantle are $5 chances.

PREDICTION: Brisbane by a big margin.

BETTING TIP: $2.05 for the Lions to win by 40+ seems like the right market to be in.

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