Australian Football League Live Collingwood Magpies vs Melbourne Demons Stream AFL 2015 Seasons Week 18 math will be kick off at Melbourne Cricket Ground Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Saturday 01 August 2015 online, 14.10 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
The wheels have fallen off a Collingwood having lost five in a row but they have a great opportunity to get their season back on track against a Melbourne side that was utterly devoid of any spark against St Kilda.
The Pies will weigh up the possibility of bringing in Ben Reid whilst youngsters Matt Scharanberg and Jonathon Marsh could debut. Taylor Adams (suspension) should return too. Travis Cloke and Jamie Elliot are unlikely to return whilst Tim Broomhead and Lachie Keeffe (suspended) are still out. For the Dees, Paul Roos could be looking for replacements after their horrific performance. Mark Jamar, Ben Newton, Alex Neal-Bullen, and Rohan Bail would likely be atop his list. They are missing as many as three members of their best 22.
The Dees have lost three of their last four and were hopeless in a winnable game against St Kilda last weekend. They are 5-11 to be 15th on the ladder and rank 17th for scoring and 13th for most points against this season. They are 4-5 (3-6 against the line) vs bottom ten teams in 2015. Collingwood is 11th on the ladder with eight wins and eight losses having lost their last five games. They rank third in scoring and sixth in least points conceded this season. They are 7-2 both head to head and against the line vs bottom-ten sides this season.
Melbourne and Collingwood have played each other 230 times with the Pies leading 146-79 with five draws. Melbourne has not defeated the Magpies since Queen’s Birthday 2007, when Russell Robertson kicked seven goals. Since then, Collingwood has won 10 games and there’s been one draw. Since 2010, Collingwood is 6-0-1 (4-4 against the line) vs Melbourne. The Demons are 7-15 (9-13 against the line) at the MCG under Paul Roos.. The Magpies are 34-20 at the MCG under Nathan Buckley but only 22-32 against the line in those games. Dane Swan averages 34 touches in his last five games against the Dees. Six of the last eight games have totalled over 160-points. The Pies have not lost six in a row since round 20, 2005.
It’s impossible to back the jekyll and hyde Demons off the back of having scored a measly seven goals in their last six quarters. They have looked devoid of any avenue to goal outside of Jesse Hogan whilst the tactic of playing Tom McDonald forward was not good for their backline balance. As with most Melbourne games, this one could be quite ugly coupled with Collingwood’s inexperienced forward line, expect it to be low scoring too.
B: T.Langdon, N.Brown, M.Williams
HB: A.Toovey, J.Frost, B.Maynard
C: P.Seedsman, D.Swan, S.Sidebottom
HF: S.Dwyer, D.Moore, J.De Goey
F: A.Fasolo, B.Grundy, J.Elliott
Foll: J.Witts, J.Crisp, S.Pendlebury
Inter: T.Goldsack, T.Adams, T.Varcoe, L.Greenwood
Emer: J.Blair, M.Scharenberg, J.Marsh
In: P.Seedsman, S.Dwyer, J.Elliott, T.Adams
Out: J.White, B.Kennedy, J.Blair, A.Oxley (rested)
B: C.Garland, L.Dunn, N.Jetta
HB: D.Cross, T.McDonald, J.Howe
C: J.Grimes, D.Tyson, H.Lumumba
HF: A.Brayshaw, C.Dawes, B.Vince
F: J.Garlett, J.Hogan, J.Watts
Foll: M.Gawn, N.Jones, J.Viney
Inter: V.Michie, A.Neal-Bullen, A.Vandenberg, J.Harmes
Emer: J.McKenzie, M.Jamar, M.Jones