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The Melbourne Demons return to action following an unscheduled bye, and they’ll be up against the Geelong Cats at the MCG. Join The Roar for live scores from 3:35pm (AEST).
The Demons held on in the second half against Carlton, escaping Marvel Stadium with a one-point win before being forced to take last week off following Essendon’s COVID scare. It’s been a stop-start quest for redemption for Melbourne, with their 2020 form harder to read than most.
Geelong have also been plagued by inconsistency. A week after blowing Hawthorn off the park and looking like last year’s minor premiers again, they fell into a deep hole against lowly Carlton before a furious fourth-quarter fightback fell short.
Melbourne have a shocking recent record against the Cats, losing 15 of the last 17 meetings by an average of 62 points. Geelong crushed Melbourne by 80 points in their only 2019 meeting, avenging their elimination final defeat from the year before. The Dees haven’t won consecutive matches since that finals series.
Opening bounce: 3:35pm (AEST)
TV: Fox Sports, Seven (except QLD, SA)
Live stream: Kayo Sports, Foxtel, AFL Live
B: T.Rivers, S.May, C.Salem
HB: J.Smith, J.Lever, J.Harmes
C: E.Langdon, C.Oliver, A.Tomlinson
HF: M.Hannan, J.Melksham, A.vandenBerg
F: B.Fritsch, J.Hunt, T.McDonald
Foll: M.Gawn, C.Petracca, J.Viney
Bench (four to be omitted): N.Jones, L.Jackson, A.Brayshaw, M.Hibberd, A.Neal-Bullen, N.Jetta, K.Pickett, J.Lockhart
B: J.Kolodjashnij, M.Blicavs, J.Henry
HB: M.O’Connor, T.Stewart, J.Bews
C: S.Menegola, P.Dangerfield, J.Selwood
HF: T.Atkins, G.Rohan, M.Duncan
F: E.Ratugolea, T.Hawkins, G.Miers
Foll: D.Fort, G.Ablett, C.Guthrie
Bench (four to be omitted): Z.Tuohy, L.Henderson, Q.Narkle, J.Parsons, B.Parfitt, J.Steven, J.Clark, L.Dahlhaus