Australian Football League Live Geelong Cats vs Melbourne Demons Stream AFL 2017 Seasons Week 03 match will be kickoff at Etihad Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Saturday 08 April 2017 online, 16.35 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
One of the big games of AFL Round 3 will be when two of the undefeated sides of the competition, the Geelong Cats and the Melbourne Demons, go at it at Etihad Stadium.
After escaping with a one-point win at the venue last weekend, the Cats have been installed as favourites for the encounter that gets underway at 4.35PM.
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Despite both sides winning their two games to date, Geelong head in as firm favourites. The Cats finished 3rd last year, while Melbourne failed to make the finals, finishing in 11th position.
Last year’s Brownlow Medalist, Patrick Dangerfield, continues to dominate for the blue and white hoops, as does his partner in crime, Joel Selwood. That pair have ben instrumental in the wins so far against Fremantle and North Melbourne. Dangerfield looms as a likely match winner.
Melbourne’s improvement over the three years of Paul Roos’ tenure has extended to 2017 under new coach Simon Goodwin. The Demons won their Round 1 clash against St Kilda by 30 points and knocked over Carlton by 23 last weekend.
They lead the competition for total disposals and unlike Geelong, don’t overly rely on a couple of players. If Goodwin can find a way to shut Dangerfield and Selwood out of the game, his side is in with a great chance, but therein lays the challenge.
The Demons will look to control the game with uncontested possessions and rank 1st in this area compared to Geelong, who are 12th. Melbourne should also have an advantage in the ruck and are ranked 5th for hitouts, while Geelong are last in this measure.
The Cats will also need to get off to a better start this time around. They were slow out of the blocks against North Melbourne and can ill afford any lapses on Saturday.
B: Z.Tuohy, T.Lonergan, A.Mackie
HB: T.Stewart, L.Henderson, J.Thurlow
C: M.Blicavs, J.Selwood, S.Menegola
HF: J.Parsons, H.Taylor, B.Parfitt
F: S.Motlop, T.Hawkins, D.Menzel
FOL: Z.Smith, P.Dangerfield, C.Guthrie
I/C: M.Duncan, L.McCarthy, J.Murdoch, T.Ruggles
EMG: J.Bews, D.Lang, R.Stanley
IN: Z.Smith, C.Guthrie, S.Menegola, J.Parsons
OUT: R.Stanley, J.Cowan, G.Horlin-Smith, D.Lang
B: C.Salem, T.McDonald, J.Hunt
HB: N.Jetta, O.McDonald, N.Jones
C: B.Vince, D.Tyson, J.Harmes
HF: M.Hannan, S.Weideman, A.Neal-Bullen
F: J.Garlett, C.Petracca, T.Smith
FOL: M.Gawn, C.Oliver, J.Viney
I/C: J.Watts, B.Stretch, D.Kent, J.Melksham
EMG: C.Pedersen, T.Bugg, J.Spencer
IN: B.Vince, D.Kent, T.Smith
OUT: J.Lewis, J.Hogan, A.Brayshaw