Fremantle Dockers vs Geelong Cats Tips and Odds – AFL 2020 Round 8

Optus Stadium will play host to Monday's Round 8 AFL game between Fremantle Dockers and Geelong Cats. The game kicks off at 8:10 pm with Geelong Cats heading into the game as favourites with the bookmakers. Continue reading for our in-depth preview of the Fremantle Dockers vs. Geelong Cats game and give you our free tips and bets.

When: Monday July 27, 2020 at 8:10 pm

Where: Optus Stadium

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Fremantle Dockers’ two-game winning streak came to an abrupt halt in round 7’s Western Derby, going down to West Coast by 30 points. Nat Fyfe’s absence was always going to make a tall order virtually insurmountable.

A fourth bottom-four finish in five seasons is looking increasingly likely for the 2–5 Dockers.

The 4–3 Geelong Cats dropped to fifth on the ladder after their three-match winning run ended last weekend. A 22-point loss to Collingwood, in which the Cats kicked just five goals, was compounded by an injury to inspirational skipper Joel Selwood. Gary Ablett Jr will also be missing for the next couple of games due to family reasons.

The responsibility on Patrick Dangerfield’s shoulders until the experienced cavalry returns will be enormous.

The teams’ last 12 encounters were split six wins apiece. The Dockers snapped a four-match losing run – which culminated in a harrowing 133-point loss to the Cats in late 2018 – with a 34-point victory in round 20 last year. Fyfe (2 goals, 27 disposals, 11 clearances, 4 tackles) stole the show.

The Cats’ absentees sees them very generously priced midweek, but they shouldn’t have much trouble putting away the Dockers.

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Fremantle Dockers vs Geelong Cats Teams


B: J.Aish, B.Cox, T.Duman

HB: E.Hughes, L.Ryan, N.Wilson

C: B.Bewley, D.Tucker, B.Acres

HF: A.Cerra, M.Taberner, M.Frederick

F: L.Schultz, R.Lobb, M.Walters

FOLL: S.Darcy, D.Mundy, A.Brayshaw

I/C: M.Crowden, T.Colyer, C.Serong, B.Banfield, B.Matera, C.Blakely, T.Watson, R.Conca

IN: Crowden, Blakely, Matera, Watson, Conca

OUT: S.Hill (injured)


B: M.O’Connor, M.Blicavs, J.Kolodjashnij

HB: J.Henry, H.Taylor, T.Stewart

C: S.Menegola, P.Dangerfield, Z.Tuohy

HF: M.Duncan, T.Hawkins, G.Miers

F: S.Simpson, E.Ratugolea, G.Rohan

FOLL: D.Fort, C.Guthrie, B.Parfitt

I/C: J.Bews, J.Steven, C.Constable, L.Fogarty, J.Parsons, N.Kreuger, B.Jarvis, B.Close

IN: Stewart, Duncan, Constable, Fogarty, Kreuger, Parsons, Jarvis, Close

OUT: Dahlhaus, Selwood, Clark (all injured), Ablett (personal reasons)