Australian Football League Live Melbourne Demons vs Western Bulldogs Stream AFL 2015 Seasons Week 08 math will be kick off at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG),Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Sunday 24 May 2015 online, 15.20pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
How will Melbourne respond to one of their worst performances under Paul Roos? Whilst the Bulldogs are looking for their fifth win of the year after two close losses.
The Dees are without Sam Frost, Christian Salem, Jack Viney and Dean Kent from their best 22. The Bulldogs don’t have Tom Liberatore, Dale Morris, Clay Smith and Mitch Honeychurch from its ideal line-up.
One of the surprise packets of the season, the Bulldogs are eighth on the ladder with a 4-3 record despite losing their last two games (by a total of just 20-points). They rank 8th in points scored and ninth in least amount of points conceded. Melbourne is dwindling in 15th position on the ladder with just two wins (over Gold Coast and Richmond). They rank dead last in points scored, averaging just 65-points per game whilst ranking 5th in most points conceded.
Melbourne and Western Bulldogs have met 158 times with the Dees leading 84-74 with one draw. The Bulldogs have won nine of the last ten matches between the two sides. Since 2010, the Dogs are 6-1 (3-4 against the line) vs Melbourne. Since 2010, the Bulldogs are 6-7 (6-7 against the line) at the MCG and they have won and covered their last two games at the home of football. The Demons are 5-12 (7-10 against the line) at the MCG under Paul Roos. Under Roos, Melbourne is 0-5 (0-5 against the line) following a loss of over 50-points. Since the start of last season, the Bulldogs are 2-3 (3-2 against the line) following two consecutive losses. Five of their past six games have totalled over 175-points.
It’s not beyond the Demons to pull this one out fresh off a big loss to Hawthorn – they did only lose by 16 and six points in two games against the Bulldogs in 2014. You just cannot pick and choose your effort in the AFL and that’s what Melbourne did against Hawthorn. The Bulldogs play in a similar fashion to Hawthorn, so the Dees should be able to adjust relatively easily. I’d expect their defence to match up well against the Dogs and the +17.5 looks juicy enough to take in what should be a low-scoring affair.
Melbourne Demons :
B Colin Garland, Tom McDonald, Jack Grimes
HB Jeremy Howe, Lynden Dunn, Heritier Lumumba
C Daniel Cross, Nathan Jones, Matt Jones
HF Angus Brayshaw, Cameron Pedersen, Jack Watts
F Jeff Garlett, Jesse Hogan, Aaron Vandenberg
FOLL Jake Spencer, Dom Tyson, Bernie Vince
I/C FROM Jimmy Toumpas, Max Gawn, Billy Stretch, Ben Newton, Aidan Riley, Rohan Bail, Jack Fitzpatrick
IN Jack Watts, Jesse Hogan, Max Gawn, Ben Newton, Aidan Riley, Jack Fitzpatrick
OUT Viv Michie, Christian Salem (hamstring), Chris Dawes (calf)
Western Bulldogs :
B Matthew Boyd, Jordan Roughead, Easton Wood
HB Robert Murphy, Fletcher Roberts, Jason Johannisen
C Tory Dickson, Liam Picken, Koby Stevens
HF Bailey Dale, Jake Stringer, Mitch Wallis
F Stewart Crameri, Tom Boyd, Luke Dahlhaus
FOLL Ayce Cordy, Lin Jong, Marcus Bontempelli
I/C FROM Jarrad Grant, Lachie Hunter, Jack Macrae, Nathan Hrovat, Shane Biggs, Michael Talia, Brett Goodes
IN Jarrad Grant, Jack Macrae, Nathan Hrovat, Shane Biggs
OUT Mitch Honeychurch (general soreness)
NEW Shane Biggs