Collingwood looks like a rejuvenated outfit under new coach Craig McRae and can take another scalp in perfect conditions at the MCG.
Collingwood -19.5 ($1.95)
Given that Adelaide couldn’t get over a depleted Fremantle side at home in Round 1, it looks like being another long season for the pride of the South Australia.
The Crows even had the benefit of a lopsided free kick count – 32 to 16 in their favour – but gave up a 19 point lead to go down by a solitary point.
Collingwood on the other hand looked a much improved outfit in their season opener. While the Saints did plenty to shoot themselves in the foot, the additions of Nick Daicos and Patrick Lipinksi give cause for genuine excitement at the Holden Centre.
The Pies attacking gameplan might cause some problems for them against better teams, but Adelaide does not fall into that category.
Even during a horrible 2021 season the Pies were able to beat the Crows at home and suspect they will cover here and go to 2-0.
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Collingwood -19.5/Steele Sidebottom Any Time Goal Score/Patrick Lipinski 20+ Possessions/Taylor Adams 25+ Possessions
Sidebottom looks to be playing more forward this season and chimed in with two majors in round one. Lipinksi and Adams are the core of the Pies midfield brigade and should see plenty of the footy.
Steele Sidebottom 2+ Goals ($5.50)
With an impressive amount of depth through the middle at Collingwood, Steele Sidebottom has been freed up to spend more time inside the Pies forward 50. $5.50 to repeat his goal scoring effort from Round 1 looks appealing.