GEELONG is more than happy to take on the underdog tag heading into the 2021 rebel VFLW Grand Final on Sunday.
It comes up against a familiar foe in Collingwood, a side it's played three times this season, including in the first week of finals.
However, the Cats haven't defeated the Magpies in 2021, coming closest in the qualifying final when they fell short by just six points, despite having more scoring shots from twice the number of inside 50s.
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Geelong coach Andrew Bruce isn't bothered by the 0-3 record and believes anything could happen on Grand Final day.
"Our last game in that very first final, we played a good game and we probably let ourselves down in front of goal and that cost us," Bruce said.
"We think our best football is close to Collingwood's best and I think it will be a tight game."
Breanna Beckley, played in all three losses against the Pies this season and agrees with her coach that the Cats can beat the premiership favourites.
"The games have been really close and I don’t think there's too much tweaking that we need to do to get things right," Beckley said.
"We've definitely got nothing to lose. We can go out there, step on the field and throw it all out there."
Collingwood is going into the Grand Final undefeated and coach Chloe McMillan is aware Geelong will come out firing.
"Geelong are fantastic all over the ground, they've got really good players in all areas and all the clashes we've had this year have been really tight and tough," she said.
"I'm expecting nothing different from the weekend, they're a class team so it's going to be a tough game."