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Melbourne Demons vs Brisbane Lions Predictions & Tips - Dees tipped for fourth straight loss

  • Melbourne Demons vs Brisbane Lions tips for Thursday's AFL Round 15 clash
  • This game will be played at the MCG (10:20 BST)
  • The Demons have lost their last 3 matches
  • Can Melbourne bounce back from their slump?
  • Match preview, predictions and latest team news
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Melbourne Demons vs Brisbane Lions Predictions


It's the top of the table clash to open up Round 15 at the MCG. Melbourne have dropped their last three matches and Brisbane are backed to capitalise on the Demons' little form slump this week.
  • Melbourne Demons vs Brisbane Lions Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • Melbourne Demons Form
  • Melbourne Demons Team News
  • Melbourne Demons Team List
  • Brisbane Lions Form
  • Brisbane Lions Team News
  • Brisbane Lions Team List
  • Melbourne Demons vs Brisbane Lions FAQs

  • Melbourne Demons have lost their last 3 matches.
  • Melbourne Demons have lost their last 2 home matches.

Head to Head


Melbourne hold a 6-2 head to head lead over Brisbane from their recent encounters, and have won their last two clashes.

In August of last year, Melbourne came away 33-point winners.

Melbourne Demons Form


The Demons have now lost their last three matches and they reigning premiers are looking rather vulnerable.

Prior to the bye rounds the defending champions were unbeaten and were the unstoppable force of the competition.

But in the last three matches, the Dees have gone down to Fremantle Dockers, Sydney Swans and Collingwood.

Melbourne Demons Team News


Max Gawn will miss up to six weeks of footy, while their back-up ruckman in Majak Daw has also suffered an untimely injury.

Tom McDonald will miss up to 12 weeks and is unlikley to return this season.

Steven May returns along with Sam Weideman and Toby Bedford.

Melbourne Demons Team List


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

Brisbane Lions Form


The Lions have lost two of their last four matches, but do get a chance to beat Melbourne without the vital cog of Max Gawn in their side.

They currently sit at the top of the ladder despite the recent slip ups against Hawthorn and Fremantle Dockers.

Brisbane were too strong for St Kilda two weeks ago prior to the bye, winning 78-57 at home.

Brisbane Lions Team News


Dayne Zorko and Darcy Gardiner are both ruled out with injuries, while H&S Protocols keep Zac Bailey out.

Jack Payne, Tom Berry and debutant James Tunstill come into the Lions side.

Brisbane Lions Team List


B: J.Payne, H.Andrews, M.Adams
HB: B.Starcevich, D.Rich, N.Answerth
C: J.Berry, T.Berry, H.McCluggage
HF: C.Rayner, E.Hipwood, L.McCarthy
F: D.McStay, J.Daniher, C.Cameron
FOLL: O.McInerney, J.Lyons, L.Neale
I/C: D.Robertson, M.Robinson, K.Coleman, J.Tunstill
EMG: C.Ah Chee, J.Madden, D.Fort, R.Lester

Melbourne Demons vs Brisbane Lions FAQs

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

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

What time does Melbourne Demons vs Brisbane Lions start?

The game starts at 10.20 BST on Thursday, June 23 at the MCG.

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Verdict

Brisbane are a better side than where they were in August of last year, and they can capitalise on Melbourne's form slump.

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