Australian Football League Live Melbourne Demons vs Collingwood Magpies Live Stream Free, AFL 2018 Regular Seasons Week 12 AFL Stream. Melbourne Demons vs Collingwood Magpies match will be kickoff at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Monday 11 June 2018 online, 15:20 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
Melbourne are producing their best form in well over a decade, winning their past six matches and are on track for their first finals birth since 2006. The Demons sit in 3rd position on the ladder and have won eight of their 11 games this season.
Collingwood have also improved on their output this season and have won seven of their 11 games. They sit in 7th position on the ladder and have won three on the trot.
With both sides in terrific form, we can expect a crowd of over 80000 fans at the MCG, a day that is also highlighted by ‘the big freeze’ a fundraiser for research into the debilitating Motor Neurone Disease.
The Magpies are no stranger to large crowds and come off a 61 point win at the venue over Fremantle. On the same weekend, Melbourne ran out 49 point winners over the Western Bulldogs at Etihad.
The Demons have a host of players in terrific form. Angus Brayshaw has been electric in the last few weeks and is one player the Pies will need to stop, while Clayton Oliver and Nathan Jones are ones that have also been finding plenty of the footy.
Melbourne rank No.2 for total disposals and clearances and are on top for contested possessions and hitouts. Interestingly, Collingwood are on top for total disposals but slightly lower than Melbourne in the other three measures.
There will be plenty of key battles in the midfield with Scott Pendlebury, Adam Treloar and Steele Sidebottom going head to head with the likes of Brayshaw and Oliver. Another highlight will be in the ruck, where two of the competition’s best big men, Max Gawn and Brodie Grundy, line up on each other.
The result may come down to the side that makes the most of their opportunities. Collingwood have had a number of contributors up forward. Last weekend it was Will Hoskin Elliot that bobbed up with six goals, while at Melbourne, Jesse Hogan, Tom McDonald and Jake Melksham have found the scoreboard at regular times this year.
Melbourne’s big name recruit, Jake Lever, is gone for the year with an ACL injury. Sam Frost and Joel Smith are among those that could replace the former Crow.
Collingwood have a massive injury list. Of those that are currently on the sidelines, Jeremy Howe and Ben Reid are some chance of returning.
Melbourne have won three of their past four against Collingwood. They claimed the 2017 Queens Birthday clash by four points, but went down to the Magpies by 16 in Round 23, a loss that would cost them a spot in the eight.
In that encounter, Tom Phillips, Will Hoskin-Elliot and Steele Sidebottom were among the major contributors for the Magpies, while Clayton Oliver and Nathan Jones were among Melbourne’s best.
This shapes as an absolute beauty. The Lever injury throws a few question marks around Melbourne’s set up and it will be interesting to see how they adapt. The Dees haven’t really been tested in recent weeks but their form is hard to ignore.
B: Christian Salem, Oscar McDonald, Neville Jetta
HB: Angus Brayshaw, Michael Hibberd, Jordan Lewis
C: Bernie Vince, Jack Viney, Nathan Jones
HF: Bayley Fritsch, Tom McDonald, Clayton Oliver
F: Charlie Spargo, Jesse Hogan, Jake Melksham
FOLL: Max Gawn, James Harmes, Christian Petracca
I/C (from): Billy Stretch, Mitch Hannan, Cameron Pedersen, Jayden Hunt, Alex Neal-Bullen, Harrison Petty, Jeff Garlett, Joel Smith
IN: Billy Stretch, Cameron Pedersen, Jayden Hunt, Harrison Petty, Jeff Garlett, Joel Smith
OUT: Jake Lever (injured), Timothy Smith
B: Brayden Maynard, Lynden Dunn, Jack Crisp
HB: Levi Greenwood, Matthew Scharenberg, Tom Langdon
C: Steele Sidebottom, Scott Pendlebury, Tom Phillips
HF: Jordan De Goey, Brody Mihocek, Will Hoskin-Elliott
F: Josh Thomas, Mason Cox, Jaidyn Stephenson
FOLL: Brodie Grundy, Daniel Wells, Adam Treloar
I/C (from): Taylor Adams, Flynn Appleby, Ben Crocker, Josh Daicos, Jeremy Howe, Chris Mayne, Sam Murray, Rupert Wills
IN: Ben Crocker, Jeremy Howe, Sam Murray, Rupert Wills