Fremantle players huddle up during the 2022 AFL Round 19 match between Richmond and Fremantle (Photo by Cameron Grimes / Zero Digital Media)

Despite just the sole appearance at the MCG this season, Fremantle coach Justin Longmuir is backing his side's impressive interstate form to continue into next week's semi-final clash against Collingwood.

The Dockers and Magpies will meet on Saturday night to decide who will progress into the preliminary final round to take on Sydney at the SCG in a fortnight's time.

The match will see Fremantle return to the MCG for the second time in 2022, having last featured at the venue in Round 11 where they snapped Melbourne's undefeated run to start to the season.

The game was one of seven wins the Dockers recorded outside of WA, while the Cockburn club also amassed a draw against Richmond in Round 19 at Marvel Stadium.

They now face a momentous challenge against Collingwood in their plans toward a maiden premiership, but Longmuir is backing his men following their elimination final win.

Speaking after his side's 13-point win over the Western Bulldogs on Saturday night, Longmuir touched on his side's mid-season win over the Demons at the MCG.

"We've won seven games, had a draw on the road. We feel like we're a good travelling team and it’s going to be a big challenge and one were ready for," he said.

"We won our only game at the MCG this year, so our players should go in with a lot of confidence.

"We've got 23 players with finals experience now, so we should be able to handle it. It's going to be a different challenge."

The Dockers and Magpies haven't met at the MCG since Round 11, 2019 - a game that saw Longmuir's side victorious by a narrow four-point margin, while Fremantle haven't featured at the traditional grand final venue on more than two occasions sine 2013.

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - MAY 22: Alex Pearce of the Dockers and Scott Pendlebury of the Magpies sets to lead their teams onto the field together during the 2022 AFL Round 10 match between the Fremantle Dockers and the Collingwood Magpies at Optus Stadium on May 22, 2022 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Carson/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

Collingwood featured in 14 matches at the MCG in their home and away fixture, winning 12 of those matches. Craig McRae's side were unable to add to their dominant record in footy's heartland this weekend, falling to Geelong for the second time this season.

The Magpies were able to notch up bragging rights over the Dockers at Optus Stadium earlier this season however, a performance McRae is sure to reflect on.

Next week's semi-final will commence at 7:25pm (AEST) at the MCG next Saturday, September 10.