The Gabba will play host to Saturday's Round 19 AFL game between Brisbane Lions and Gold Coast Suns. The game kicks off at 3:20 pm with Brisbane Lions heading into the game as favourites with the bookmakers. Continue reading for our in-depth preview of the Brisbane Lions vs. Gold Coast Suns game and give you our free tips and bets.
When: Saturday July 24, 2021 at 3:20 pm
Where: The Gabba
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Brisbane Lions vs Gold Coast Suns Odds
Brisbane Lions vs Gold Coast Suns Preview
The Lions were originally scheduled to play Hawthorn this week but will instead travel to the Gold Coast for the second Q-Clash of the season.
Brisbane annihilated the Suns by 73 points when they met back in April, but things have certainly taken a different turn in recent weeks to suggest the rematch might be a little closer.
A month ago, the Lions looked like the team to beat, but back-to-back double-digit losses to St Kilda and Richmond has cast some doubt over Chris Fagan’s side.
Last week’s loss to the Tigers largely boiled down to Brisbane’s back-line struggling to contain 300-gamer Jack Riewoldt, while the absence of Eric Hipwood was also felt up forward.
Fortunately, this does look a nice game for the Lions to get back on track against a team they’ve typically beat up on in recent times.
The Lions have won five straight over the Suns dating back to 2018 and have also proven a very profitable play at the line covering in four of their five games as the home favourite.
Brisbane should win this game, but you could also build a case for the Suns following a fairly encouraging month of footy.
Gold Coast suffered an honourable loss to the Dogs last week by only 11 points, snapping a two-game winning streak that featured victories over GWS and Richmond.
If Ben King and Ben Ainsworth are on, the Suns are a much better chance than the current line suggests, especially with Lachie Neale potentially missing due to a shoulder injury.
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Brisbane Lions vs Gold Coast Suns Teams
B: Madden, Andrews, Starcevich
HB: Birchall, Lester, Rich
C: McCluggage, Bailey, J.Berry
HF: McCarthy, McStay, Zorko
F: Ah Chee, Daniher, Cameron
FOLL: McInerney, Lyons, Neale
I/C: Robertson, Robinson, Fullarton, Payne
EMG: Cockatoo, T.Berry, Prior, Ballenden
IN: J.Berry, Ah Chee
OUT: Coleman, Prior (both omitted), T.Berry (sub)
B: Powell, Collins, Lemmens
HB: Lukosius, Ballard, Bowes
C: Atkins, Miller, Sharp
HF: Corbett, Burgess, Sexton
F: Rankine, King, Ainsworth
FOLL: Graham, Anderson, Swallow
I/C: Fiorini, Flanders, Rowell, Markov
EMG: Davies, Brodie, Jeffrey, Smith
OUT: Ellis, Holman (both injured)