AFL Live Gold Coast Suns vs Melbourne Demons Live Streaming Free 2019 Round 08 Live Stream Online,The AFL match will be kick off at Metricon Stadium, Carrara, Australia, Saturday 11 May 2019 online,Time: 4:35pm AEST and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
Few would have predicted that at this stage of the season Gold Coast would have the superior win-loss record over Melbourne. The Suns have won three of their seven games, while the early premiership fancies, Melbourne, have won just two of seven.
However, the Demons head in as favourites and come off a hard fought five point win over Hawthorn. Max Gawn, James Harmes and Clayton Oliver were among the Dees better players in that performance.
On the same weekend, the Gold Coast Suns put in a gallant performance against last year’s premiers, West Coast, at Perth Stadium but eventually went down by 22.
Stuart Dew’s side fought back from 42 points down in that contest and a highlight of the Suns improved showing this season has been their defensive efforts.
They have conceded an average of 82 points per game, which is better than Melbourne’s 96 points per game. The Demons have conceded more points than any other side but were better in this facet of their game last weekend.
The issue for the Suns has been their inability to kick a winning score and they are averaging just 63 points per game. Peter Wright is one of few focal points up forward, while further up the ground, Jarrod Harbrow, Jack Martin and Jarrod Witts loom as key players. Witts takes on Gawn in the ruck.
Gold Coast may regain Izak Rankine and Lachie Wellar from their respective injuries, while Sean Lemmens and Ben King are among those with some good form at the lower level.
Melbourne are set to welcome back Jack Viney after their skipper missed last week with soreness. Steven May and Jake Lever remain on the sidelines but are edging closer towards a return.
Melbourne have won nine of the 12 games between the two sides, including the last six. Those wins have come at an average margin of 50 points.
Last year it was a 96 point win by the Demons at the MCG in round 20. The two sides had earlier clashed at the GABBA, where Melbourne won by 69.
There have been just the two games between the two sides at Metricon and those have been split at one win apiece.
Melbourne will take confidence out of their win last weekend and if they can get their running game going they will be hard to beat.
B: Harbrow, Collins, Ballard
HB: Hanley, Hombsch, Weller
C: Ainsworth, Holman, Powell
HF: Sexton, Wright, Lemmens
F: MacPherson, Corbett, Bowes
FOLL: Witts, Martin, Swallow
I/C: Lukosius, Miller, Miles, Murdoch
EMG: Brodie, Horlin-Smith, Joyce, King
IN: Hanley, Weller, Lemmens, Lukosius
OUT: Joyce (omitted), Horlin-Smith (omitted), Fiorini (injured), Young (injured)
B: Lewis, Frost, Hibberd
HB: Jones, O. McDonald, Salem
C: Fritsch, Viney, Stretch
HF: Harmes, T. McDonald, Lockhart
F: Garlett, Keilty, Melksham
FOLL: Gawn, Brayshaw, Oliver
I/C: Petracca, Hunt, Hore, J. Wagner
EMG: Neal-Bullen, Petty, T. Smith, C. Wagner
OUT: Neal-Bullen (omitted)