The Women's Game checked in with a few teams who missed out on the finals to get their predictions.

Christina Bernardi - Collingwood

"The Bulldogs have been very solid all throughout the season," Bernardi said.

"I think they will have a very strong start but I don’t think you can doubt Brisbane at all.

"Even against us we had quite a big lead and they came back in the fourth quarter with three quick goals and obviously last week they played amazing.

"I think Bulldogs will come out hard at the start but Brisbane will definitely fight their way back and I think it will be Brisbane in a close one."

Amy Lavell - Fremantle

“They both have different game styles in the way that they play,” Lavell said.

“I think it all comes down to the start to be honest. Whoever can get the start early. It’s very hard to come back and we saw that a lot in the games this year.

“The Bulldogs if they start well, I think they will get over the line. Whilst Brisbane play a real defensive game style it will just depend whether the Bulldogs are able to take their opportunities.

“Brisbane like to play with a spare back so that often makes it difficult for the opposition forward line.

“If the Bulldogs can get through that and get the early goals I think they will have the upper hand but Brisbane are very good at kicking goals quickly and they’ve got some fast players in the team.

“I think Bulldogs will win. I predict them by about 10 points.”

Amanda Farrugia - GWS

While the Giants’ combined efforts fell short of what was required to keep their season alive after Round 7, Farrugia has her own thoughts to share on the two remaining sides; both vanquished by the Giants during the season.

“The Brisbane Lions have had interesting games in the last few weeks, neither of them have been particularly consistent. The Lions went down to Collingwood, who we beat, but then beat us.

We beat the Bulldogs; they’ve been one of the best teams all year. The most exciting thing about the competition this year is that it was a real open field. Although there were favourites, some have come to the surface, some have flailed away. It’s good to see two of the stronger teams make it, it makes it a bit easier to swallow.

Brisbane are quite up and about and the Bulldogs [have] an elite midfield with great key position players across the field that can do a lot of damage. I think it’s going to be a fairly even Grand Final, but based on the outcome last week, I’m going for Brisbane.”

Karen Paxman - Melbourne

"Brisbane to win by 15 points," Paxman gave it simply.


Saturday 24 March at 12:35pm AEDT

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