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  • Brisbane Lions vs Melbourne Demons tips for Friday's AFL Round 23 match
  • The match is played at the Gabba in Brisbane (10:50 BST)
  • Third placed Dees visit fourth placed Lions
  • Who will guarantee a top four spot? 
  • Match preview, predictions and latest team news
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Brisbane and Melbourne clash in a blockbuster (Getty)

Brisbane Lions vs Melbourne Demons Predictions

The Lions and Melbourne play off in the clash of the final round of the home and away season at the Gabba. Both are bidding to secure a top four spot with a win, setting up a blockbuster to open Round 23.
  • Brisbane Lions vs Melbourne Demons Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • Brisbane Lions Form
  • Brisbane Lions Team News
  • Brisbane Lions Team List
  • Melbourne Demons Form
  • Melbourne Demons Team News
  • Melbourne Demons Team List
  • Brisbane Lions vs Melbourne Demons FAQs

The Lions have home advantage at the Gabba and are backed to win the crucial contest with just percentage separating these two closely matches sides.

  • Brisbane Lions have won 9 of their 10 home matches this season.
  • Brisbane Lions have won 3 of their 4 home matches against Melbourne Demons.
  • Melbourne Demons have won their last 11 interstate matches.

Head to Head

Melbourne hold a 3-2 recent head to head lead over the Lions, including the last three clashes.

The Demons last played the Lions in June of this year where they came away big 64-point winners at home in Roun 15.

Brisbane Lions Form

The Lions look to be finding form at the right time and have the home crowd advantage as they big to book themselves a top four spot.

Craig Fagan's side have won four of their last five matches, including the last two against Carlton 114-81 and St Kilda 81-66 last week.

Brisbane Lions Team News

Callum Ah Chee and Marcus Adams remain out and miss Friday night's match with the Lions unchanged.

Brisbane Lions Team List

B: Gardiner, Payne, Rich
HB: Starcevich, Andrews, Coleman
C: Bailey, Zorko, McCluggage
HF: Rayner, Hipwood, McCarthy
F: McStay, Daniher, Cameron
FOLL: McInerney, Neale, J.Berry
I/C: Lyons, Prior, Mathieson, Answerth
EMG: Lohmann, Robinson, Fort, Lester

Melbourne Demons Form

The Dees are on a win-loss trend at the moment, winning every second game since Round 16.

The reigning premiers did pull out all stops to beat Carlton last week just before the siren as they edged the Blues 79-74.

It has been a mixed run of form for Simon Goodwin's side, but they know a win could yet book a top two finish.

Melbourne Demons Team News

There are no changes to the Melbourne side for the final game of the season.

Melbourne Demons Team List

B: Petty, Lever, Salem
HB: Rivers, May, Hibberd
C: Melksham, Oliver, Langdon
HF: Sparrow, Brown, Fritsch
F: Neal-Bullen, Jackson, Pickett
FOLL: Gawn, Viney, Petracca
I/C: Harmes, Spargo, Brayshaw, Hunt
EMG: Bedford, Bowey, Jordon, Smith

Brisbane Lions vs Melbourne Demons FAQs

Where can I watch the Brisbane Lions vs Melbourne Demons live stream?

Check our live streaming calendar to see where to watch the Brisbane Lions vs Melbourne Demons live stream.

What time does Brisbane Lions vs Melbourne Demons start?

The game starts at 10.50 BST on Friday, August 19.



This one should be tight, but with home advantage I'm backing the Lions to win this match.

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