AFL Live Melbourne Demons vs Geelong Cats Streaming Free 2018 Regular Seasons week 01 match will be kick off at MCG Stadium, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Sunday 25 March 2018 online, 15:20 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
One of the most intriguing games of the opening weekend of the AFL home and away season will be when Melbourne take on Geelong on Sunday afternoon, March 25, at the MCG.
The 3.20PM clash shapes as one that could go either way and the action will be shown live on Channel 7 and Fox Sports. AFL Live Vision is also available to ALL CrownBet members. Every Match, wherever you are.
Melbourne looked sharp in the recent JLT Series, defeating North Melbourne by 53 points in their opening game before accounting for St Kilda to the tune of 26 points. The Demons did allow the Saints back into the game in the third term before breaking away. They will need to keep their foot on the pedal to defeat Geelong in this one.
The Cats were slightly disappointing in their two games, going down to Gold Coast by 56 points and Essendon by four. They were understrength in both of those and are likely to be without a couple of big names on the weekend once again, with Patrick Dangerfield and Gary Ablett in doubt.
In terms of 2017 results, Geelong were the superior side and finished 2nd on the ladder at seasons end before bowing out to Adelaide in the Preliminary Final. Melbourne showed some promise but frustrated their fans yet again by finishing 9th after going down to Collingwood in Round 23.
The Demons have a number of players that look to be in excellent form and have used the ball very well in their hit outsf to date. They have key players in a number of areas. Max Gawn should get on top in the ruck while Clayton Oliver and Christian Petracca can capitalise in the middle. Jake Lever looks to be a superb addition and will provide plenty of influence across halfback.
On paper, Melbourne look the team to beat here but they have a terrible record against Geelong and we can’t underestimate the Cats. Despite their injury concerns they do have plenty of classy contributors that will ensure this goes right down to the wire.
Their evergreen skipper, Joel Selwood, has been prominent in the JLT and was excellent against the Demons last year, while Mitch Duncan, Tom Hawkins and Daniel Menzel are others that are shaping up well.
B: Michael Hibberd, Jake Lever, Neville Jetta
HB: Jayden Hunt, Oscar McDonald, Nathan Jones
C: Bernie Vince, Jordan Lewis, Christian Salem
HF: Christian Petracca, Cam Pedersen, James Harmes
F: Bayley Fritsch, Jesse Hogan, Jeff Garlett
FOLL: Max Gawn, Clayton Oliver, Alex Neal-Bullen
I/C: Jake Melksham, Mitch Hannan, Corey Maynard, Josh Wagner
EMG: Angus Brayshaw, Dom Tyson, Sam Frost, Tom Bugg
B: J Kolodjashnij, H Taylor, Z Tuohy
HB: M Blicavs, T Stewart, J Bews
C: C Guthrie, J Selwood, M Duncan
HF: C Gregson, E Ratugolea, J Parsons
F: D Menzel, T Hawkins, B Parfitt
FOLL: Z Smith, G Ablett, S Menegola
I/C: L Fogarty, Z Guthrie, T Kelly, M O’Connor
EMG: C Constable, J Cunico, J Murdoch, R Stanley