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  • Geelong Cats vs Melbourne Demons tips for Thursday's AFL Round 17 clash
  • This match will be played at GMHBA Stadium (10:20 BST)
  • The top two sides on the ladder clash
  • Can Melbourne strengthen grip on top spot?
  • Match preview, predictions and latest team news
Geelong vs Melbourne
Geelong vs Melbourne takes place on Thursday night. (Getty)
   

Geelong Cats vs Melbourne Demons Predictions


Geelong and Melbourne go head to head on Thursday night in a match that is the clash of the round. Both battling for top position on the ladder, who comes out on top in a battle of the titans? I'm backing the Demons to claim the points.
  • Geelong Cats vs Melbourne Demons Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • Geelong Cats Form
  • Geelong Cats Team News
  • Geelong Cats Team List
  • Melbourne Demons Form
  • Melbourne Demons Team News
  • Melbourne Demons Team List
  • Geelong Cats vs Melbourne Demons FAQs

  • Geelong Cats have won their last 6 matches.
  • Melbourne Demons have won their last 3 matches against Geelong Cats.
  • Melbourne Demons have won 19 of their last 22 matches.

Head to Head


Melbourne have won their last three matches against Geelong. The Demons were huge 83-point winners of the Preliminary Final last year at Optus Stadium in the last meeting.

Geelong Cats Form


The Cats are the form side of the competition at the minute having won their last six matches and can go top of the ladder if they can beat the Demons.

Geelong are powerful all across the ground, especially their forward line which one again fired in a 144-32 demolition of North Melbourne last week.

Geelong Cats Team News


Joel Selwood returns for Thursday night’s blockbuster after being managed last weekend. 

Sam De Koning also comes back in, but Jake Kolodjashnij is not available after entering concussion protocols.

Geelong Cats Team List


B: Z.Guthrie, S.De Koning, J.Bews
HB: J.Henry, M.Blicavs, Z.Tuohy
C: M.Duncan, J.Cameron, I.Smith
HF: T.Atkins, T.Hawkins, P.Dangerfield
F: B.Close, G.Rohan, T.Stengle
FOLL: R.Stanley, C.Guthrie, J.Selwood
I/C: S.Menegola, M.Holmes, M.O’Connor, G.Miers
EMG: F.Evans, Q.Narkle, M.Knevitt, S.Neale

Melbourne Demons Form


The Demons have steadied the ship following three losses in a row, winning their last two matches with wins over Brisbane Lions and Adelaide Crows.

Melbourne claimed a crucial 117-53 win over fellow top four contenders the Lions, before defeating the Crows 94-65 last week.

Melbourne Demons Team News


The Demons have named Max Gawn and Luke Jackson after both came through training.

Sam Weideman and Mitch Brown are left out.

Melbourne Demons Team List


B: H.Petty, J.Lever, S.May
HB: C.Salem, M.Hibberd, J.Bowey
C: A.Brayshaw, C.Oliver, E.Langdon
HF: K.Pickett, L.Jackson, T.Bedford
F: A.Neal-Bullen, B.Brown, C.Spargo
FOLL: M.Gawn, C.Petracca, J.Viney
I/C: J.Harmes, J.Jordon, B.Fritsch, T.Sparrow
EMG: J.Melksham, A.Tomlinson, S.Weideman, J.Hunt

Geelong Cats vs Melbourne Demons FAQs

Where can I watch the Geelong Cats vs Melbourne Demons live stream?

Check our live streaming calendar to see where to watch the Geelong Cats vs Melbourne Demons live stream.

What time does Geelong Cats vs Melbourne Demons start?

The Geelong Cats vs Melbourne Demons game starts at 10.20 BST on Thursday, July 7.

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Verdict

Expecting a tight match here, but the Demons are the class side that are as good as any in the competition including Geelong on their own deck.

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