Watch Brisbane Lions vs Geelong Cats AFL preliminary final live and free
The Lions have an incredible opportunity to secure a home AFL grand final when they stare down Geelong on Saturday. Here's how you can watch.
In a year blighted by the devastating coronavirus, the 2020 AFL grand final will be held in the totally foreign confines of the Gabba in Brisbane. That means the Brisbane Lions are one win away from a first and probably only shot at sealing a flag on home soil.
Standing in their way is a Geelong side that has fallen just short a number of times since its most recent premiership in 2011. With Cats greats Gary Ablett and Harry Taylor expected to retire after this season, there is ample motivation for them to earn a grand final berth.
When is Brisbane Lions vs Geelong Cats preliminary final?
Second spot on the AFL ladder and then victory over third-placed Richmond in their qualifying final left the Lions hosting this showdown at the Gabba. You will need to be settled on the couch at 7:40pm AEDT on Saturday 17 October for the opening bounce. You can check out every match of the 2020 AFL draw here.
How to watch Brisbane vs Geelong
The 2020 AFL finals series is being presented by both Channel 7 and Fox Footy across Australia. That means you can watch this match on free-to-air TV, plus Foxtel iQ, Foxtel Now and Kayo Sports. It won't be shown on 7plus, so you will need a subscription service if you want to stream the big game to your preferred device.
Kayo Sports allows you to get Fox Sports without Foxtel and currently has a 14-day free trial for new users. We have a full guide to watching the AFL season here. There is also the option of Watch AFL if you are overseas.
Stream Brisbane Lions vs Geelong on Kayo Sports
After that, a Basic subscription to Kayo is $25 a month to watch on 2 screens or $35 a month for a third screen. You can check it all out in our Kayo Sports review, while we also show you the differences between Kayo and Foxtel here.
Kayo has a range of awesome special features you won't find anywhere else, such as SplitView, which lets you watch up to four sports at once on the same screen. Other features include Interactive Stats, No Spoilers, Key Moments, Kayo Minis and more.
It is compatible with Macs and PCs, plus iOS and Android devices, Chromecast, Apple TV, Android TV, Telstra TV, Sony Bravia TV and Samsung TV (2017 or later).
Live stream AFL on Kayo: Start your 14-day FREE trial now
Live stream Lions vs Cats from overseas
If outside of Australia the only way to guarantee you can watch the Brisbane vs Geelong live is via Watch AFL. While there are some places in the world AFL is broadcast into, there's still a chance due to popularity it may be replaced by something else. Unlike in Australia they don't guarantee how many AFL fixtures they'll show.
You can stream the rest of the finals on Watch AFL for $89 courtesy of its AFL Finals Pass. Purchasing it will guarantee you access to every single game live or on demand including the grand final.
Who will win Brisbane Lions vs Geelong Cats?
There are potential fairytale stories on both sides of this fixture. For the Cats, they would love nothing more than to ensure multiple flag-winners Ablett and Taylor have one more shot on the game's biggest stage.
At the Lions, they must be just about beside themselves at the opportunity to contest a grand final in Brisbane, rather than the decider's traditional home of the MCG. If they can keep their emotions in check, the home side might just sneak over the line in a thriller.
Image source: Kayo Sports website
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