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Melbourne Demons v St Kilda Tips and Predictions - Crunch game for finals hopefuls

Gary Emmerson 11 Aug 2017
  • Melbourne Demons ended a 14-game losing streak to the Saints when winning in Round 1
  • But the Dees have lost their last two matches to slip out of the finals picture
  • Both sides have 10-9 records for the season with percentage favouring the Dees

Melbourne Demons and St Kilda clash in a huge game in the race to the AFL finals when they collide at the MCG on Sunday afternoon.

With both sides outside the top 8, the game couldn't be bigger and the action gets under at 1.10pm AEST. Fox Footy will broadcast the game, while AFL Live Vision is also available to ALL CrownBet members. Every Match, wherever you are. 

Match Preview


St Kilda kept their finals hopes alive last week with a plucky victory over West Coast Eagles, but face an equally crucial showdown when they take on Melbourne Demons at the MCG.

Last week's win left Saints in 11th on the ladder, one place behind the Demons who slipped to 10th after a disappointing loss to the GWS Giants.

Both sides have a 10-9 record for the campaign and know nothing short of victory will do when they go head to head on Sunday afternoon.

The Demons won when the two sides met in Round 1 earlier this year, ending a run of 14 straight defeats in matches against the Saints.

But the Dees come into this after back-to-back losses and a run of just two wins in six - form which has resulted in them slipping out of the top 8.

St Kilda had also threatened to fade away tamely this year but last weekend's victory over the Eagles snapped a three-game losing streak and revived hopes of making the finals. Can they now repeat it this Sunday?

Team News


The Demons' bid to arrest the slide sees four changes with Sam Frost, Christian Salem, Corey Maynard and Jack Watts all omitted. Mitch Hannan, Angus Brayshaw, Sam Weideman and Josh Wagner return in their places.

Saints lose Nick Reiwoldt due to concussion with Sam Gilbert coming into the side in the only change.

Stats


  • Melbourne Demons ended a 14-game losing streak to the Saints when winning in Round 1
  • But the Dees have lost their last two matches to slip out of the finals picture
  • Both sides have 10-9 records for the season with percentage favouring the Dees

Prediction and Tips


It looks like a nervous afternoon for both sides and I expect it to go down to the wire, so the Tri-Bet looks the best betting option.


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