AFL Live Collingwood Magpies vs Melbourne Demons Streaming Free 2017 Regular Seasons Round 23 match will be kick off at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Saturday 26 August 2017 online, 13:45 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
Collingwood are 13th on the ladder with an 8-12-1 record, ranking 11th in scoring and 12th in defence. The Magpies have finished the season strong, going undefeated for a month before respectable losses to Port and Geelong. The Magpies have not won any of their last six at the MCG.
Melbourne are seventh on the ladder with a 12-9 record. They rank seventh in scoring and ninth in defence. The Demons have won their last two, sneaking home against St Kilda and Brisbane. Melbourne have conceded 100 just once in their last 10 games.
Melbourne are on the brink of making their first finals appearance in 11 years. A win will see them safely into seventh place, the position in which the Bulldogs won the flag from last season.
However, a loss will open the door for both Essendon and West Coast. The Bombers should account for Fremantle, while West Coast take on Adelaide in Perth. Should the Eagles bridge the percentage gap, the Dees would miss out. A seven-goal swing would be required for this to occur (for example, West Coast win by three goals and Melbourne lose by four).
The Demons have been a tad inconsistent throughout the year but come in with two wins under their belt, a 24 point victory over St Kilda a fortnight ago before just shading the wooden spoon contenders, Brisbane, last weekend by 13.
Their opponents, Collingwood, have dropped their past two with those losses coming at the hands of Port Adelaide and Geelong. Prior to that, they won three from four, including a draw to Adelaide at the MCG, and have been playing some reasonable footy.
The respective midfields in this encounter match up very evenly and the two sides feature in the top two of the competition for average disposals, with Melbourne just shading the Pies in this area.
Melbourne’s Clayton Oliver, Nathan Jones and Michael Hibberd all feature in the top 25 of the competition for average disposals, while at Collingwood it is Adam Treloar, Taylor Adams, Steele Sidebottom and Scott Pendlebury, the latter of whom will miss due to injury.
B: B.Maynard, L.Dunn, T.Goldsack
HB: J.Howe, T.Langdon, J.Crisp
C: S.Sidebottom, T.Adams, T.Phillips
HF: J.Daicos, D.Moore, C.Brown
F: J.Elliott, B.Reid, W.Hoskin-Elliott
FOL: B.Grundy, J.Thomas, A.Treloar
I/C: M.Scharenberg, J.Aish, T.Broomhead, M.Cox
EMG: J.Blair, K.Kirby, J.Smith
IN: T.Goldsack, B.Grundy
OUT: J.Blair, J.Smith
B: M.Hibberd, O.McDonald, N.Jetta
HB: N.Jones, T.McDonald, J.Hunt
C: J.Lewis, C.Petracca, C.Salem
HF: C.Oliver, J.Hogan, J.Melksham
F: J.Garlett, C.Pedersen, J.Harmes
FOL: M.Gawn, D.Tyson, B.Vince
I/C: J.Watts, A.Brayshaw, M.Hannan, A.Neal-Bullen
EMG: J.Wagner, D.Keilty, C.Maynard
IN: J.Watts, C.Salem
OUT: J.Wagner, B.Stretch