Australian Football League (AFL) Live Melbourne Demons vs Brisbane Lions match will be kick off at Etihad Stadium,Melbourne,Sunday 03 August 2014 online, 13:10 AEDT and its broadcast on Fox Footy.
Melbourne has not won at Etihad Stadium since 2007, that’s a losing streak of 18 games
Injuries to Matthew Leuenberger and Trent West have opened the door for Stefan Martin, and the former Demon has averaged 19.4 disposals and 30.7 hitouts in his seven matches this season to become one of the Lions’ key weapons
Retired champion Jonathan Brown’s farewell for Melbourne fans
Lions young gun Josh Green’s 50th AFL match
Daniel Cross (fractured leg) a chance to return for Melbourne
LAST FIVE TIMES
R17, 2013, Brisbane Lions 13.16 (94) d Melbourne 11.9 (75) at TIO Stadium
R5, 2013, Brisbane Lions 17.20 (122) d Melbourne 14.10 (94) at the Gabba
R14, 2012, Brisbane Lions 18.14 (122) d Melbourne 8.13 (61) at the Gabba
R1, 2012, Brisbane Lions 17.17 (119) d Melbourne 11.12 (78) at the MCG
R3, 2011, Melbourne 12.10 (82) d Brisbane Lions 11.5 (71) at the MCG
This game could go down to the wire.
Under Paul Roos, Melbourne has become one of the more difficult teams to score against.
In Round 18, the Demons came within a whisker of upsetting Port Adelaide at Adelaide Oval, after restricting the AFL’s second highest scoring team to just 10 goals for the match.
The Lions have also been strong in defence lately, conceding less than 80 points in each of their past four matches.
So punters should consider backing a low score in the combined total markets.
We think Melbourne is due for some luck and will win by one point.
B Neville Jetta, Tom McDonald, Colin Garland
HB Lynden Dunn, James Frawley, Jeremy Howe
C Dean Terlich, Bernie Vince, Jordie McKenzie
HF Rohan Bail, Cameron Pedersen, Jack Viney
F Luke Tapscott, Chris Dawes, Jack Watts
Fol Mark Jamar, Nathan Jones, Dom Tyson
I/C Dean Kent, Sam Blease, Jay Kennedy-Harris, Aidan Riley
EMG Max Gawn, Matt Jones, Daniel Cross
In Dean Terlich
Out Jack Grimes (hamstring)
B Darcy Gardiner, Matt Maguire, Justin Clarke.
HB Joel Patfull, Daniel McStay, Ryan Harwood.
C Ashley McGrath, James Aish, Sam Mayes.
HF Lewis Taylor, Michael Close, Josh Green
F Dayne Zorko, Daniel Merrett, Jed Adcock
Fol Stefan Martin, Tom Rockliff, Pearce Hanley.
I/C Jack Crisp, Rohan Bewick, Claye Beams, Ryan Lester
EMG Nick Robertson, Jordan Lisle, Zac O’Brien