As Round 12 of the AFL season approaches take a look at the game between Melbourne and Collingwood which is to be played at Gabba on Saturday. Collingwood are the favourites for the game which is scheduled to start at 6:10 pm. We preview the upcoming Melbourne vs. Collingwood game and give you the latest odds, tips and teams.
When: Saturday August 15, 2020 at 6:10 pm
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Melbourne Demons vs Collingwood Magpies Odds
Melbourne Demons vs Collingwood Magpies Preview
This really feels like a ‘line in the sand’ type game with both clubs jostling for a spot in the eight.
On paper, Melbourne appears the better chance after showing some strong signs in recent weeks.
Aside from a poor performance against Port, the Dees have hung tight with the Lions and also belted Adelaide and North Melbourne over the last month.
Collingwood defeated Geelong back in Round 7, but that feels like a distant memory now.
The Pies went on to lose back-to-back games against West Coast and Fremantle and were far from impressive last week in their nine-point win over the Swans.
Collingwood also has to play on short rest after facing the Crows in Adelaide on Tuesday night.
The travel turnaround is one thing, but with several big names like Jordan de Goey and Jeremy Howe still on the sidelines, this is a big ask.
Melbourne haven’t defeated Collingwood since 2017, so they look a good bet to buck that trend with a spot in the eight also up for grabs.
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Melbourne Demons vs Collingwood Magpies Teams
B: M.Hibberd, S.May, J.Lockhart
HB: C.Salem, J.Lever, N.Jones
C: E.Langdon, C.Oliver, A.Tomlinson
HF: J.Melksham, T.McDonald, B.Fritsch
F: C.Petracca, S.Weideman, K.Pickett
FOLL: B.Preuss, A.Brayshaw, J.Viney
I/C: J.Harmes, C.Spargo, A.vandenBerg, T.Sparrow
EMG: M.Hannan, J.Hunt, M.Brown, J.Smith
IN: J.Lockhart, B.Preuss, J.Viney
OUT: M.Hannan, T.Rivers (both omitted), L.Jackson (injured)
B: J.Crisp, D.Moore, J.Madgen
HB: B.Maynard, L.Dunn, J.Noble
C: T.Phillips, S.Sidebottom, J.Daicos
HF: B.Mihocek, B.Reid, W.Hoskin-Elliott
F: C.Brown, D.Cameron, J.Elliott
FOLL: B.Grundy, T.Adams, S.Pendlebury
I/C: T.Varcoe, R.Wills, J.Thomas, T.Ruscoe
EMG: T.Broomhead, C.Mayne, M.Scharenberg, M.Keane
IN: D.Moore, B.Reid, W.Hoskin-Elliott, J.Elliott, S.Pendlebury
OUT: J.Stephenson, C.Mayne, T.Broomhead (all omitted), B.Sier, J.Roughead (both injured)