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Collingwood Magpies will be looking to continue their dominance this season, which saw them top the table when they face GWS Giants. GWS Giants enter this game with so much confidence, having gunned down Port Adelaide Power in their semi-final clash last week. Will they be able to keep shining when the face table toppers Collingwood Magpies?
Check out some of our predictions on this game.
Collingwood vs. GWS Giants – match predictions
Below are the predictions for the upcoming AFL finals duel between Collingwood Magpies vs. GWS Giants
Collingwood to win the first half @ 8/15 (1.53)
The Collingwood Magpies have been ahead of other teams this season, securing 18 wins from a possible 23 during the regular season. Three of their defeats in the regular season were in the last four games of the regular season. Still, they seem to have that firmly behind them, soundly beating Esson Bombers 101-31 and most recently winning against Melbourne Demons. These displays sure will give them the edge in this encounter to win the first half with confidence as they prepare to take on the GWS Giants in their upcoming game.
Collingwood to complete the HT/FT double @ 8/11 (1.73)
The last two encounters between these teams ended in victory for Collingwood Magpies. This gives them better momentum and a great chance to pull off a Half-time/Full-time double over the GWS Giants.
Collingwood vs. GWS Giants preview
Now that we have provided you with some betting tips for this game let’s take a closer look at the recent form of both teams.
For most of the season, Collingwood Magpies have shown that they are the team to beat and deservedly ended the regular season on top of the table. Their drop-in form in the latter stages gave cause for some concern, but they are not to be written off. Their offensive style of play and dominance is without question as they average 93.1 points per season, the 4th highest in the league.
An impressive end to the season saw the Giants finish a respectable 7th place. The Giants have averaged 382.5 disposals per game, showcasing their ability to retain possession and control the game’s flow effectively. They also averaged 87.7 points per game this season. They need to maintain momentum to avoid the banana peel facing them.
Collingwood vs. Giants head-to-head
Their only encounter this year ended in a convincing and humiliating defeat for the Giants. It was a resounding 65-point trashing at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, and if the Giants must continue on this road to the finals, they must avoid such humiliating defeat. In the last five duels, here’s a breakdown;
- Collingwood vs GWS Giants 120-55
- Collingwood vs GWS Giants 88-77
- Collingwood vs GWS Giants 60-90
- Collingwood vs GWS Giants 52-56
- Collingwood vs GWS Giants 75-122
Key match details
Starting Time: 6:50 GMT
Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
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