The Gabba hosts Thursday night footy when Brisbane welcomes Geelong to its lair.
Plenty of value to found at the head to head, line, first goal scorer and total points scored as we analyse the markets for the best bet in each.
HEad to HEAD
June 25th 7:32pm
There will be plenty of heat in this game when Brisbane resumes hostilities against Geelong.
Rewinding the fixture back to Round 2 this year saw a feisty clash between the teams end up a in controversial two-point Geelong victory after Zac Bailey was denied a goal-scoring opportunity with 30 seconds to go.
Coaches Chris Scott and Chris Fagan also exchanged pleasantries as Gary Rohan clipped Lachie Neale in the face as the Cats attempted to tag out the 2020 Brownlow medallist.
But Rohan has turned his season around since being suspended after that hit to Neale as his after-the-siren kick led the Cats to a heart-stopping win over Western Bulldogs last week.
Geelong has the momentum of that victory but Brisbane has the advantage of playing in front of its home fans.
Fagan’s men gritted their teeth in a hard fought win over North Melbourne last week and, despite that win being ugly, would have had this fixture penciled in for quite a while.
Brisbane to get the chocolates in this one.
Prediction: Brisbane by 15 points.
Brisbane -6.5 at $1.91
Suggested Same Game Multi:
Leg 1: Brisbane -5.5
Leg 2: Total points scored udner 162.5
Leg 3: J. Danier 2+ goals
Leg 4: H. McCluggage 25+ disposals
Combined odds = $10
FIRST GOAL SCORER
Eric Hipwood/Jeremy Cameron
It was the debutant Francis Evans who snagged the first goal back in Round 2 but his presence won’t be felt this around.
The addition of Jeremy Cameron into this Geelong side is the trump card the Cats were not able to bring to the table due his pre-season hamstring injury.
But now that is fit and firing, he is going to prove the ultimate threat early in this game.
Eric Hipwood looks the main danger from a Brisbane perspective after he started the game with a flurry of early shots.
He had the first shot of the game in Round 2 but missed.
The familiar surroundings and angles of the Gabba will have him chomping at the bit early in the piece.
Jeremy Cameron first goal at $7.5
Eric Hipwood first goal at $11
total points scored
Under 163.5 points
The round two game saw a tight contest end up being a 161-point ball game.
Scrolling back to 2020, neither went anywhere the 163.5 points scored for the match but it must be noted those games were played with shortened quarters.
Both teams have such strong back halves and key position defenders which will match up well on their tall forward opponents.
Add in the dewy and humid conditions expected on the night and it should make scoring even more hard to come by.
Suggested Bet: Total points under 163.5 points at $1.87