Brisbane v Gold Coast betting tips, prediction & odds; AFL round 16 preview
Welcome to our Brisbane Lions v Gold Coast Suns betting tips, prediction and odds update for their AFL round 16 clash at the Gabba on Wednesday night.
The bookmakers have made the Lions red-hot favourites for the Q Clash, with good reason considering the Lions are sitting in third place on the AFL ladder and will move to second with a win here. In fact, a win will guarantee them a top-four spot and a double chance heading into the finals, where the grand final is to be played at their home ground.
Gold Coast have fallen away a little and are out of finals contention but they have the chance to put a dent in their derby rivals premiership prospects with an upset win.
The Suns showed signs of life with a crushing 63-point win against North Melbourne at their most recent outing on Sunday, August 30, and they have had five more days of rest heading into this clash than the Lions.
Gold Coast go into the match at the Gabba with an unchanged line-up from the team that dismantled the Kangaroos.
The Lions, however, suffered a huge blow when star defender Harris Andrew tore his hamstring in the Lions’ gritty eight-point win against Collingwood last Friday night.
Andrews is unlikely to play again until a preliminary final if the Lions make it that far. He is replaced for this match by young defender Jack Payne.
The Lions have also rested veteran defender Grant Birchall and have lost tall Tom Fullarton to injury, while livewire forward Lincoln McCarthy returns from suspension and ruckman Archie Smith comes into the side.
Read on for our free Brisbane v Gold Coast tips ahead of their clash at the Gabba from 7.10pm on Wednesday.
Lions v Suns odds
|Start:||7.10pm AEST, September 9|
|Venue:||The Gabba, Brisbane|
|Head-to-head odds:||Brisbane ($1.30) v Gold Coast ($3.50)|
|Line betting:||Brisbane -18.5 ($1.90) v Gold Coast +18.5 ($1.90)|
|Premiership odds:||Brisbane $5.50; Gold Coast $1001|
Brisbane v Gold Coast tips
Our AFL betting expert has scoured the odds and found several value Lions v Suns tips for Wednesday’s game.
Charlie Cameron to kick 3 goals plus
The last time these two teams met, the electric small forward booted six goals and the Lions won by 91 points. Cameron has been a little down on output but he is still the Lions’ most dangerous forward and does not need many chances to do maximum damage.
Suns +18.5 points/match total over 118.5
The Suns will have a red-hot crack here. They don’t want what has been a promising season to end with them fading out without so much as a whimper. We expect them to produce a spirited display against big brother Brisbane and think the 18.5-point line is enough.
Brisbane Lions v Gold Coast Suns prediction 9/9/2020
This should be played in clear conditions, if the weather forecasters are to be believed. It should also be quite an open, fast contest and it will be interesting to see how the Lions back line measures up without Andrews providing so much aerial prowess. We were not overly impressed with the Lions’ win over Collingwood, but their forward line should find it easier against the Suns. The Lions should have enough nous to get over the line in a match they just can’t afford to drop. Our final Brisbane Lions-Gold Coast Suns prediction: Brisbane Lions by 10 points.
Lions vs Suns lowdown
Free-to-air: Channel 7; Subscription TV: Foxtel; streaming/IPTV: Kayo; mobile: AFL Live Pass.
All of the top online betting sites will offer markets on the AFL.
The game starts at 7:10pm local time on September 9, 2020.
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