AFL Finals Week 3 | Teams, Preview, Tips and Injuries

The 2019 AFL Finals continue this Friday – see all the previews, latest news, stats, milestones & tips for Week 3 of the AFL Finals right here!

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The 2019 AFL Finals series moves into its final week before the AFL Grand Final this Friday night when Geelong and Richmond meet at the MCG.

Richmond had the week off after they snared a comfortable victory in the first week of the finals against Brisbane. Up til halfway through the second term, this game was in the balance, before the Tigers shifted to another level, kicking 8 straight majors to cruise to a big 47 point victory.

Geelong’s ‘win-one-week-lose-the-next’ form line continued for the 13th week last weekend. After they opened their finals campaign with a loss to Collingwood 51-61 in a game where the Geelong never had the lead. The Cats hit back last weekend with a 20 point victory over West Coast, thanks largely to a stellar first term where they kicked 5 goals to 1. In the third term though, the Eagles kicked 7 goals to 1 to snatch the lead, however Geelong bounced back by kicking 4 unanswered goals in the final term to get the win.

Geelong won the last encounter between these two sides, back in Round 12 by 104-37.

Injured Players
Jack Higgins, Alex Rance, Sydney Stack.
Cats: Jordan Clark, Jordan Cunico, Mitch Duncan, Lachie Fogarty, Cam Guthrie, Gary Rohan.

Milestones: Dylan Grimes will play his 150th club and career game.

All markets for the Tigers v Cats here.



AFL Finals prediction for this match are going to favour Collingwood as they’ve won their last 4 straight games.

Collingwood had a gritty and impressive start to their finals campaign when they extended their 3 game winning run to 4 after beating the top placed Geelong side by 10 points. Collingwood scored first in that game and booted 4 majors in the opening term to the Cats 1, before relying on their defence to keep Geelong at bay. Magpies went on to win 61-51 to earn themselves a week off.

Last weekend GWS played in a see-sawing contest despite kicking the first 4 goals in the opening term, before Brisbane kicked the next 5 straight to take the lead at quarter time. GWS ended the second term kicking 4 goals to 1 and they maintained their lead til midway through the third quarter, before Brisbane bagged 3 goals and a handful of minor scores to take a slender lead early in the final term. GWS kicked a goal to snatch the lead back, only for Brisbane to respond with a goal late in the game to take a 3 point lead. But a goal by the Giants in the dying stages of the game secured a 3 point victory for the Giants.

Greater Western Sydney won the last match between these sides, back in Round 18 by 47 points.

Injured Players
Dayne Beams, Mason Cox, Jordan De Goey, Lynden Dunn, Levi Greenwood, Will Kelly, Tom Langdon, Nathan Murphy, Sam Murray, Isaac Quaynor, Ben Reid.
Giants: Stephen Coniglio, Brett Deledio, Matt Flynn, Jonathon Patton, Callan Ward.

Milestones: Ben Reid will play his 150th club and career game.
Zac Williams will play his 100th club and career game.
James Aish will play his 50th club game.

All markets for the Magpies v Giants here.


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