AFL Live Melbourne Demons vs Fremantle Dockers Stream AFL 2017 Seasons Round 04 match will be kick off at MCG Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Saturday 15 April 2017 online, 13:45 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
The Melbourne Demons take on the Fremantle Dockers in what should be an intriguing clash at the MCG on Easter Saturday, April 15.
The two sides had some contrasting results last weekend and will be itching to register another win, as the ladder begins to settle after the first few weeks of AFL action.
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Little more than a week ago the Demons would have headed in as raging favourite’s for this one but such is the changing nature of early season football, the result is a bit of a guessing game after some contrasting fortunes for either side in Round 3.
Heading into last weekend, Melbourne were undefeated and Fremantle were winless but that all changed in the space of a few hours.
A wasteful Melbourne were overrun by Geelong in the last quarter of their Round 3 clash and ended up 29 points to the worse, while Fremantle surprised everyone in knocking over the reigning premiers, the Western Bulldogs, by 16 points at Domain Stadium.
The Dockers head into this as $3.45 outsiders but represent the value after their turnaround in fortunes as Melbourne will be without a number of key players, including big Maxy Gawn, who went down with a hamstring injury against the Cats.
It will be interesting to see if Freo can continue on from where they left off last weekend. Ross Lyon’s side took the game on from half back and moved the ball swiftly to their forwards in Round 3. With a host of inclusions against the premiers, the Dockers looked refreshed and can trouble the Dees if they play with similar dare on the weekend.
Melbourne have set the pace in the early rounds in terms of a number of statistical measures and have really only had one poor quarter of football all year, the final term last week.
The Dees lead the competition for total disposals, as well as uncontested possessions, and should be suited at the MCG, the venue where they knocked over Carlton in Round 2.
Key players for the home side include Clayton Oliver and Nathan Jones, while Jeff Garlett and Jack Watts will look to finish off for the home side up forward. For the Dockers, look for Nathan Fyfe to continue his solid form in his comeback year, while Michael Walters, Shane Kersten and Cam McCarthy will be the focal points up forward.
B: Jake Melksham, Tom McDonald, Jayden Hunt
HB: Neville Jetta, Sam Frost, Nathan Jones
C: Bernie Vince, Clayton Oliver, Billy Stretch
HF: Dean Kent, Sam Weideman, James Harmes
F: Jeff Garlett, Jack Watts, Christian Petracca
FOL: Jake Spencer, Dom Tyson, Jack Viney
I/C: Christian Salem, Mitch Hannan, Alex Neal-Bullen, Tom Bugg
EMG: Jack Trengove, Oscar McDonald, Tim Smith
IN: Sam Frost, Jake Spencer, Tom Bugg
OUT: Oscar McDonald, Max Gawn, Tim Smith
B: Ethan Hughes, Joel Hamling, Lee Spurr
HB: Garrick Ibbotson, Michael Johnson, Connor Blakely
C: Stephen Hill, Lachie Neale, Brad Hill
HF: Lachie Weller, Cam McCarthy, Ed Langdon
F: Michael Walters, Shane Kersten, Ben Grey
FOL: Aaron Sandilands, Nat Fyfe, David Mundy
I/C: Griffin Logue, Tom Sheridan, Hayden Crozier, Harley Balic
EMG: Danyle Pearce, Jon Griffin, Matt Taberner