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Melbourne Demons vs Collingwood Magpies: AFL live scores, blog

11th June, 2018

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Melbourne vs. Collingwood

MCG
AFL Home and Away June 11, 2018
Melbourne 91, Collingwood 133
Melbourne Collingwood
 G B Pts G B Pts
Q12012   5535
Q27244   9963
Q311571   1511101
Q414791   2013133
When: 3:20pm AEST
Where: Melbourne Cricket Ground
TV: Channel 7
Betting: Melbourne $1.58, Collingwood $2.40

Melbourne Demons
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
FOL Max Gawn, James Harmes, Christian Petracca
I/C Mitch Hannan, Cameron Pedersen, Alex Neal-Bullen, Joel Smith

Collingwood Magpies
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
FOL Brodie Grundy, Daniel Wells, Adam Treloar
I/C Taylor Adams, Chris Mayne, Josh Daicos, Jeremy Howe

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Can the Magpies take home the trophy?(Photo by Adam Trafford/AFL Media/Getty Images)
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11th June, 2018
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Match result:

Collingwood has stunned the more fancied Melbourne outfit, defeating them by 42 points in a brilliant Queen’s Birthday performance at the ‘G.

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Final score
Melbourne Demons 14.7.91
Collingwood Magpies 20.13.133

Match preview:

A massive Queen’s Birthday clash between old foes Melbourne and Collingwood is the highlight on a Monday afternoon. Join The Roar for live commentary and scores from 3:20pm AEST.

Well, what a deliriously enticing clash we have upon us on a lazy Monday afternoon. Melbourne – a team so very good this year – are up against a resurgent Collingwood squad in what should be a great clash.

Melbourne’s season thus far has been excellent. Sitting in fourth headed into today’s match, they’ve won eight (including their past six) while their last outing, against the Bulldogs, was a fine 49 point win.

Before that? A season-defining stretch of 69, 109 and 91 point wins over the Gold Coast, Carlton and Adelaide. When they get going, they’re scary good.

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Collingwood, for their part, are doing reasonably well – they’ve won their past three, including a big win over Fremantle last weekend.

They’re 7 and 4, but there’s still many questions surrounding Nathan Buckley’s side – including whether or not they can match it with the best of ‘em. Today’s outing will be the perfect chance to prove they can – win and they’re raise plenty of eyebrows.

Statistically, Melbourne are one of the very best in the competition. They’re far and away the highest scoring squad, while they’re also the top centre clearance team in the league.

Collingwood can score – we so that against Freo, albeit against a young defensive group – but they can’t match the Demons in the centre, although a midfield core of Scott Pendlebury, Steele Sidebottom and Adam Treloar can have their moments.

Arguably, the midfield is where this one will be played and won – something which should enthuse the Demons given just how powerful it’s core has been.

There’s been three changes between the two sides leading into today’s game – one for the Pies, two for the Dees.

Frustratingly for the ‘hosts’, Jake Lever is gone for the year with an ACL injury, while they’ve also omitted Timothy Smith. Cameron Pedersen and Joel Smith return to the side.

Collingwood’s inclusion is a little higher profile – Jeremy Howe returns to the side, while Flynn Appleby is omitted.

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Prediction
Difficult one to pick, this match. Most of the money seems to be flowing the way of Melbourne, but they’re definitely no certainties.

They’re an authentically better side than their opposition, and should win, but I don’t see this one going to script.

I’m going to go against the grain a little and tip the Magpies.

I feel like Buckley’s men have been eagerly awaiting a genuine scalp, and I see them narrowly emerging victorious in front of a massive crowd.

Collingwood by 5 points

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