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Melbourne Demons vs Brisbane Lions Predictions & Tips - Lions tipped to win blockbuster

  • Melbourne Demons vs Brisbane Lions predictions for Friday's AFL Round 12
  • The match is being played at Giants Stadium in Sydney (10.50am BST)
  • Brisbane Lions have won the last 2 matches against Melbourne Demons
  • The Lions have won their last 7 matches and are tipped to make it 8 straight
  • Match preview, predictions and latest team news
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Melbourne Demons and the Brisbane Lions meet in a first vs third clash (Getty Images)
Gary Emmerson 03 Jun 2021
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Melbourne Demons vs Brisbane Lions Predictions


Two in form teams collide. The Demons bounced back with a dominant win over Western Bulldogs last week, while the Lions made it seven straight victories.

Something has to give at Giants Stadium. Having kicked 102+ points in the last three games, Brisbane are tipped to edge a blockbuster. A 1-39 point winning margin is predicted.

  • Melbourne Demons have won 10 of their 11 matches this season.
  • Brisbane Lions have won the last 2 matches against Melbourne Demons.
  • Eight of the last 9 heads to heads have been decided by 1-39 points.
  • Brisbane Lions have won their last 7 matches. 
  • Brisbane Lions have kicked 102+ points in their last 3 matches.

Head to Head


Brisbane Lions lead the head to head 6-4 from the last 10 clashes between the sides, including winning the last two meetings.

The Lions won 107-74 in 2019 and won a tight clash 53-49 last year.

Melbourne Demons Form


The Demons reacted in the best possible way to the one-point defeat to Adelaide Crows in Round 10 as they won the top of the ladder clash last week.

Simon Goodwin's Melbourne produced a dominant display last Friday to record an 87-59 victory over the Western Bulldogs at Marvel Stadium.

The win, a 10th in 11 games this season, moved the Dees a win clear at the top of the ladder and enhanced their status as premiership favourites.

Melbourne Demons Team News


Ed Langdon is ruled out after suffering concussion against the Western Bulldogs last week.

Jack Viney is a chance to return for the Dees after recovering from a toe injury.

Sam Weideman has kept Ben Brown out of the side for the last three games. Brown could be in line for a recall.

Melbourne Demons Team List


The Demons team is not released yet.

Brisbane Lions Form


The Lions are well and truly in the minor premiership hunt after bringing up a seventh straight win last weekend.

It was another impressive performance from Chris Fagan's as they kicked a bagful again in a 129-65 win over GWS Giants at the Gabba.

It was the third straight weekend that Brisbane have topped 100 points as they moved up to third place on the ladder.

Brisbane have topped 90+ in each game of the seven game winning run and have won them by an average margin of 44.7 points.

Brisbane Lions Team News


Lachie Neale could be a big in with the midfielder set for a quick return from his ankle injury.

Ryan Lester is unlikely to be rushed back from his hamstring injury. Noah Answerth (groin) and Jarrod Berry (groin) are still a couple of weeks away.

Brisbane Lions Team List


The Lions team is not released yet.

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Verdict

The scoring prowess of this Lions side can see them edge this first vs third clash. Brisbane are tipped to make it eight wins in a row.

Best Bet: Brisbane Lions Win Match Result @105.00 at BetMGM - 2 Units
Value Bet: Brisbane by 1-39 Winning Margin @145.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit

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