AFL Live Melbourne Demons vs GWS Giants Stream AFL Football 2015 Online, AFL Round 23 Match will be kick off at Etihad Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Sunday 06 September 2015 online, 13.10 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
Can the Dees regain some pride in the final game of the season, or will the Giants continue their dominance over the men in red and blue?
The Dees have added debutant Mitchell White for his first game along with James Harmes, Angus Brayshaw and Jay Kennedy-Harris. They are to be without six of their best 22. For the Giants, Jacob Townsend, Jack Steele, Jake Barrett, Paul Ahern and Rory Lobb come into the side for Ryan Griffen and Stephen Coniglio. They are missing eight of their best 22.
The Giants are 10th on the ladder having split their last four games 2-2 including a big win over the Blues last weekend. GWS is 9-3 (7-5 against the line) vs bottom ten teams this season. The Dees are 14th on the table after a disastrous month that has seen them lose four straight by an average of 52-points. They are 5-6 (4-7 against the line) vs bottom ten teams in 2015.
GWS is 4-3 overall against the Demons (5-2 at the line). The Giants have won the last four matches between the two sides by an average of 47 points. GWS is 6-15 (10-11 against the line) when on the road in 2014-15 and 3-7 (4-6 against the line) at Eithad Stadium. The Dees have lost their last 22 matches at Etihad Stadium, not having tasted victory there since Round 19 2007. Since 2010, they are 0-16 (5-11 against the line) at the venue. Under Roos, Melbourne is 0-9 (0-9 against the line) following a loss of over 50-points. The Giants are 10-3 (8-5 against the line) when starting as favourite in their short history. Jesse Hogan has kicked the first goal in four games this season.
The Giants are one of just six teams to have not surrendered a 24-point lead this year (10-0) whilst they have come back twice when trailing by 24-points or more (2-9). They have come from behind at quarter-time five times from 14 occasions. The Dees are one of five teams to be undefeated when leading at the final change this year (6-0). Melbourne is the only team to have not won a game in 2015 when trailing at any break (quarter-time, half time, three-quarter time).
The Wolf thinks Melbourne can bounce back from a horror month and give the Giants a run for their money. As per the In-Play insight above, you will know by quarter time if the Dees are a chance because if they don’t start well, they have not won a game this year. And the starts have been their problem as they have been outscored by an average of 36-points in first quarters for the past four weeks. The Giants looked to have their grand final last weekend against Carlton and could be set for a down week. We’re backing rising star candidate Jesse Hogan to take the game by the scruff of the neck and further push his claims for the award in a match-winning performance.
B: C.Garland, L.Dunn, J.Howe
HB: D.Cross, T.McDonald, C.Salem
C: J.Grimes, B.Vince, M.White
HF: J.Harmes, O.McDonald, A.Brayshaw
F: J.Garlett, J.Hogan, J.Kennedy-Harris
Foll: M.Gawn, N.Jones, J.Viney
Inter (from): J.Watts, B.Stretch, B.Newton, V.Michie, A.Neal-Bullen, N.Jetta, J.Spencer
In: M.White, J.Harmes, A.Brayshaw, J.Kennedy-Harris
New: Mitch White (Dandenong U18)
B: A.Kennedy, C.Marchbank, Z.Williams
HB: L.Plowman, A.Corr, J.Stewart
C: L.Whitfield, A.Treloar, H.Shaw
HF: D.Smith, C.McCarthy, R.Palmer
F: J.Kelly, J.Cameron, A.Tomlinson
Foll: T.Downie, C.Ward, T.Bugg
Inter (from): N.Wilson, T.Greene, J.Townsend, J.Steele, J.Barrett, R.Lobb, P.Ahern
In: J.Townsend, J.Steele, J.Barrett, R.Lobb, P.Ahern
Out: R.Griffen (knee), S.Coniglio (hamstring)
New: Jake Barrett (NSW-ACT U18)