Lions den holds no fear for Cats

11 October 2020 19:08:11 GMTPlus11

Geelong coach Chris Scott says the Cats have what it takes to cause an upset at the Gabba and book their place in the Grand Final.

Geelong crushed Collingwood by 68 points on Saturday night to set up a preliminary final against the Brisbane Lions and Scott believes the venue will not be an issue.

The Lions are obviously on home soil and will have the backing of the home support, but Scott has been encouraged by the way his side have performed at the stadium this season.

The Cats have won all four games they have played at the Gabba this year, and Scott says it suits their brand of football.

"I think our execution here has been good in front of goal and that is an intangible," he told reporters after the game.

"The guys who are taking shots, [Gary] Rohan and [Tom] Hawkins in particular, and even [Patrick] Dangerfield, here it seems to set up well for them for some reason.

"There are some things I have a theory on that I'm not prepared to elaborate on publicly (about why the Gabba works for the Cats), but we've played here four times (in 2020) and we've played well every single time."

Scott admits his side will be viewed as underdogs heading into the game, but says playing at the Gabba does suit his side as well.

"Brisbane would be used to it, but it's very rare you get to play an away preliminary final having played four games at the venue in preparation and we're only an hour bus ride up the road which we're used to," he added.

The Cats are priced at 97/100 to beat the Lions, who are 87/100.

Geelong are 11/10 to win the grand final.

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