Melbourne Demons vs St Kilda Saints Tips, Odds and Teams – AFL 2016 Round 6

Saturday’s (30/04/2016) AFL 2016 Round 6 match is between Melbourne Demons and St Kilda Saints. The opening bounce is set to commence at 13:45 local time with the game to be played at Etihad Stadium. The away team St Kilda Saints are the favourite for the match. View our preview and teams for the game between Melbourne Demons and St Kilda Saints.


When: 13:45 | Saturday 30/04/2016

Where: Etihad Stadium



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Tip: St Kilda Saints at $2.05


Value Bet: First Goal Scorer: Josh Bruce at $12.00


B: N.Jetta, T.McDonald, T.Bugg

HB: L.Dunn, H.Lumumba, C.Salem

C: B.Vince, D.Tyson, J.Wagner

HF: J.Watts, S.Frost, J.Garlett

F: D.Kent, J.Hogan, B.Kennedy

R: M.Gawn, N.Jones, J.Viney

I/C: C.Petracca, C.Pedersen, J.Hunt, J.Harmes

EMG: C.Oliver, C.Garland, A.Neal-Bullen

IN: C.Petracca

OUT: A.Brayshaw (Omitted).


B: J.Geary, S.Dempster, J.Webster

HB: S.Savage, S.Fisher, L.Montagna

C: J.Billings, D.Armitage, J.Newnes

HF: M.Weller, N.Riewoldt, J.Gresham

F: J.Sinclair, J.Bruce, T.Membrey

R: T.Hickey, L.Dunstan, J.Steven

I/C: S.Ross, B.Acres, S.Gilbert, D.Minchington

EMG: B.Longer, H.Goddard, B.Murdoch

IN: T.Membrey, B.Acres, J.Gresham

OUT: T.Lee (Omitted), P.McCartin (Managed), J.Lonie (Omitted).


Resurgent AFL club Melbourne can keep clearing hoodoos off their to-do lists on Saturday against St Kilda.

After ending a 22-match losing streak on their last visit to Etihad Stadium, the Demons finally won back-to-back matches last week by knocking off Collingwood and Richmond within seven days.

Now it’s time to beat the Saints and to do it as favourites.

The Demons’ woes against St Kilda are well-known, with the last time Melbourne defeated the Saints, it was deemed a sackable offence.

Grant Thomas was given his marching orders after the 2006 elimination final, the last time Melbourne triumphed in a clash of the AFL’s religiously-monikered outfits.

More recently, the Demons have struggled to put wins on the board when they’re favoured to do it.

Historical TAB Sportsbet odds show that Melbourne have won just once under Paul Roos when they’ve been framed by bookmakers as favourites.

A 12-point loss to wooden spoon fancies Essendon in round 2 was the most recent let-down and gun midfielder Jack Viney is keen to ensure it’s the last.

“The Essendon game was a bit of a learning curve and we understand we can’t drop our guard for a second,” he said.

“We know our best football is up there with the best in the competition but when we don’t bring it anyone can beat us.”

Viney has started the season in fantastic form, crashing through the 30-possession barrier in each of Melbourne’s three wins.

Against Richmond he was a clear best-on with 23 contested touches, nine clearances and nine tackles.

He’s among the early-season leaders in AFL-wide player of the year awards but the 22-year-old says he needs to keep it up through to September.

“I’m going OK at the moment. I still feel like I’ve got a lot improvement to make,” he said.

“I don’t feel like I’m going to be able to dish up those performances every week at the moment.

“Consistency is what I’m really trying to achieve.”



R1 – St Kilda (Etihad) – lost by 17

R19 – Brisbane (Etihad) – lost by 23


R15 – Essendon (MCG) – lost by 9

R16 – Brisbane (MCG) – won by 24

R17 – St Kilda (MCG) – lost by 37

R21 – Carlton (MCG) – lost by 23


R2 – Essendon (MCG) – lost by 13 points

R6 – St Kilda (Etihad) – ?

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