Australian Football League Live Melbourne Demons vs St Kilda Saints Stream AFL 2015 Seasons Week 17 math will be kick off at Melbourne Cricket Ground Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Sunday 26 July 2015 online, 15.20 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
These two sides met just over a month ago with St Kilda coming out on top thanks to a last second Leigh Montagna goal and some slack Melbourne defending. The Dees will be out to atone whilst the Saints will be out to prove they have Melbourne’s measure again.
The Dees have added Mark Jamar, Jack Grimes, Matt Jones and Viv Michie to their extended squad with Jay Kennedy-Harris omitted. Whilst the Saints include Tom Hickey, Adam Schneider and Tim Membrey to their extended squad. Melbourne is missing up to four members of their best 22, whilst the Saints just one.
Both St Kilda and Melbourne have won two of their last five games and they have both also won five games each this year. The Dees are 16th in points scored and 13th for most points against this season. They are 4-4 (3-5 against the line) vs bottom ten teams in 2015. The Saints rank 12th in scoring and 15th for most points against this season. St Kilda is 4-4 (5-3 against the line) vs bottom ten teams this season.
St Kilda have won their past 11 matches against Melbourne. The Dees have not beaten St Kilda since their 2006 elimination final victory – Nathan Jones is the only Demon left from that team. Since 2010, the Saints are 7-0 (but 1-6 against the line) vs Melbourne. The Saints are 1-5 head-to-head (2-4 against the line) at the MCG since the start of 2013. The Demons are 7-14 (9-12 against the line) at the MCG under Paul Roos. Melbourne is 5-6 (4-7 against the line) in games that they have started as favourite since the start of 2012 – 1-4 both head to head and ATL under Paul Roos. The Dees are 0-8 (2-6 against the line) following a win under Paul Roos. Four of the last five games have totalled under 174.5 total match points.
We’re in for a treat if this game ends up anything like their round 11 encounter when Jesse Hogan put Melbourne in front with 40 seconds to go before Leigh Montagna’s hard running and Melbourne’s inability to get extra numbers back gave the Saints a win. With Bernie Vince still on a tear and Jesse Hogan in career best form after kicking four goals last week, the Dees look the bet. Like most inexperienced teams, they will have their lapses and cannot afford to kick just one goal in a half like they did last week. But they match up well against the Saints and should be able to win two on the trot for the first time under Paul Roos.
B: C. Garland, L. Dunn, N. Jetta
HB: D. Cross, T. McDonald, J. Howe
C: B. Vince, D. Tyson, H. Lumumba
HF: A. Vandenberg, C. Dawes, A. Brayshaw
F: J. Garlett, J. Hogan, J. Watts
Foll: M. Gawn, N. Jones, J. Viney
Inter: B.Stretch, V.Michie, J.Grimes, J.Harmes
Emer: A.Neal-Bullen, M.Jamar, M.Jones
INS: J.Grimes, V.Michie
OUTS: J.Kennedy-Harris, A.Neal-Bullen
St Kilda Saints:
B: J. Geary, S. Gilbert, S. Dempster
HB: S. Savage, S. Fisher, D. Roberton
C: J. Newnes, D. Armitage, L. Montagna
HF: L. Dunstan, N. Riewoldt, J. Sinclair
F: J. Lonie, J. Bruce, P. McCartin
Foll: B. Longer, J. Steven, M. Weller
Inter: E.Templeton, A.Schneider, J.Webster, H.Goddard
Emer: T.Hickey, F.Ray, T.Membrey