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Melbourne Demons vs Brisbane Lions Tips, Odds and Teams – AFL 2017 Round 22

Sunday’s AFL 2017 Round 22 match is between Melbourne Demons and Brisbane Lions. The opening bounce is set to commence at 13:10 local time with the game to be played at MCG. The home team Melbourne Demons are the favourites for the match. View our preview and teams for the game between Melbourne Demons and Brisbane Lions.

When: 13:10 | Sunday 20/08/2017

Where: MCG

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Brisbane looked good last week during their big win over Gold Coast but Melbourne at the MCG is a very different proposition. The Dees will be without tough co-captain Jack Viney, who has succumbed to a foot injury, but spearhead Jesse Hogan is set to return ahead of schedule. Plenty rides on this game for Melbourne, who are eyeing their first finals series since 2006.

Key: The Dees have a history of losing winnable games when the stakes are high. This will be a big test of how far they’ve come under Simon Goodwin’s leadership.

Tip: Demons by 56


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Tip: Melbourne Demons at $1.14


Value Bet: First Goal Kicker: Jeff Garlett at $9.00


More Info:

Head to head: Demons 12 Lions 5

Last clash: Round 9, 2016 – Demons 19.17 (131) bt Lions 9.14 (68) at MCG

TabSportsbet: Demons $1.16 Lions $5.30

WilliamHill: Demons $1.13 Lions $5.75




B: M.Hibberd, O.McDonald, N.Jetta

HB: J.Lewis, T.McDonald, J.Hunt

C: D.Tyson, N.Jones, C.Oliver

HF: A.Neal-Bullen, J.Hogan, C.Petracca

F: J.Garlett, C.Pedersen, J.Harmes

FOL: M.Gawn, B.Vince, J.Melksham

I/C (from): A.Brayshaw, B.Stretch, M.Hannan, S.Weideman, B.Kennedy, J.Wagner, C.Maynard

IN: B.Kennedy, J.Hogan, B.Stretch, C.Maynard

OUT: J.Viney


B: D.McStay, H.Andrews, D.Rich

HB: D.Gardiner, J.Walker, S.Mayes

C: H.McCluggage, D.Zorko, R.Bastinac

HF: L.Taylor, M.Close, C.Beams

F: R.Lester, E.Hipwood, J.Barrett

FOL: S.Martin, T.Rockliff, D.Beams

I/C (from): B.Keays, N.Robertson, S.Skinner, T.Cutler, A.Witherden, R.Mathieson, J.Allison

IN: T.Cutler, S.Skinner, B.Keays, A.Witherden

OUT: C.Cox


AFL News:

Greater Western Sydney have endured a wretched run with injuries this AFL season but coach Leon Cameron is finally nursing the good sort of selection headache.

Cameron could make three changes to the side that recorded arguably the club’s best win of the year, a 48-point demolition of Western Bulldogs.

GWS forwards Jeremy Cameron and Devon Smith both trained well on Wednesday, while ruckman Shane Mumford will be recalled after serving a one-game suspension.

Jeremy Cameron has played one of the Giants’ past five games because of hamstring issues, so the club may opt to make a conservative call with they key forward.

Equally, Leon Cameron would want his best 22 on the park as soon as possible before finals start.

Smith appears a certain selection for GWS’s clash with West Coast on Saturday, having missed one game because of a knee injury.

“Those guys trained really well today,” midfielder Tom Scully said of Jeremy Cameron and Smith.

“It’s great to see them back out on the track, obviously we missed them.

“It’s going to be a tough decision for the coaches, which is a good thing. We’ve got some players coming back now.”

Scully termed Mumford a “real barometer” for the Giants, adding that the imposing ruckman shouldn’t change his bruising approach to the sport.

“We love the way he plays,” Scully said.

“When he’s playing his best football he’s aggressive at the man and the ball.”

Versatile defender Adam Tomlinson, an unlucky omission for the clash with the Bulldogs, is also in the mix for a recall.

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