The Demons will host the Swans in the game of the weekend in Round 12 of the AFL this Saturday morning! It’s a massive round in the context of the top eight and we have you covered with a full preview for the Dees-Swans game as well as betting picks for the rest of the matchups below.
Melbourne Demons vs Sydney Swans
MCG, Saturday 4th June, 5.25am (EDT)
The Demons suffered their first loss of the season in Round 11 as they went down to the Fremantle Dockers at home. They are still one game clear on top of the ladder with a 10-1 record, so the loss won’t really have a massive affect on them.
What will be tough to overcome, however, was the concussion to star defender Steven May which will keep him out for at least this week. Luckily for the Dees, they are inarguably the deepest team in the league and have some strong candidates in the likes of Adam Tomlinson to come in as replacement.
The Swans bounced back from a disappointing loss to Carlton in Round 10 with an impressive come from behind win over the Tigers on the weekend. They trailed by over 30 points in the third quarter but piled on 9 of the last 13 goals to snatch a six point win.
The midfield for the Swans is still a massive issue. They have been beaten in clearances for the majority of the year and now they come up against arguably the most talented midfield in the league.
Season So Far, Melbourne
Round 1 dft. Western Bulldogs by 26 points
Round 2 dft. Gold Coast by 13 points
Round 3 dft. Essendon by 29 points
Round 4 dft. Port Adelaide by 32 points
Round 5 dft. GWS by 67 points
Round 6 dft. Richmond by 22 points
Round 7 dft. Hawthorn by 10 points
Round 8 dft. St Kilda by 38 points
Round 9 dft. West Coast by 74 points
Round 10 dft. North Melbourne by 47 points
Round 11 lt. Fremantle by 38 points.
Season So Far, Sydney
Round 1 dft. Giants by 20 points
Round 2 dft. Geelong by 30 points
Round 3 lt. Western Bulldogs by 11 points
Round 4 dft. North Melbourne by 11 points
Round 5 dft. West Coast by 63 points
Round 6 dft. Hawthorn by 41 points
Round 7 lt. Brisbane by 14 points
Round 8 lt. Gold Coast by 14 points
Round 9 dft. Essendon by 58 points
Round 10 lt. Carlton by 15 points
Round 11 dft. Richmond by 6 points
The Dees will start as strong 23.5 point favourites here despite losing May last week. I think their midfield should absolutely dominate this clash with Petracca and Oliver back in full flight. They’ll also be desperate to put on a big show after suffering their first loss of the season.
Back the Dees to bounce back here and record a big win at the MGC.
Blast From the Past
In this section, we’ll be taking you on a trip down memory lane to the most memorable matchups between the two teams in question to help any readers who might be new to the game of AFL football get an understanding for some of the more exciting events throughout the league’s history.
Isaac Heeney was the hero in the dying stages for the Swans in a tight game against the Demons in 2018, but a knee injury to Alex Johnson soured the day.
Western Bulldogs vs Geelong
Over 168.5 (2 Units)
Adelaide vs West Coast
Over 148.5 (2.5 Units)
Gold Coast vs North Melbourne
Under 163.5 (3 Units
Hawthorn vs Collingwood
Collinwgood -12.5 (1.5 Units)
Fremantle vs Brisbane
Brisbane Money Line (1.5 Units)