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Melbourne Demons and the Geelong Cats meet in a minor premiership decider (Getty Images)
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Geelong Cats vs Melbourne Demons Tips


The Demons have been in flying form and will be crowned minor premiers with a win. But Geelong have home advantage and that can stake their claim for the minor premiership with a victory in a tight contest between the top two sides.
  • Geelong Cats vs Melbourne Demons Tips
  • Head to Head
  • Geelong Cats Form
  • Geelong Cats Team News
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  • Melbourne Demons Form
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  • Geelong Cats vs Melbourne Demons FAQs

  • Geelong Cats have won 6 of their last 7 matches.
  • Geelong Cats have won 10 of their last 11 home matches.
  • Geelong Cats have won 6 of their last 8 matches against Melbourne Demons.
  • Geelong Cats have won their last 4 home matches against Melbourne Demons
  • Melbourne Demons won their last 3 matches.

Head to Head


Geelong have had the better of the Demons in recent times, winning six of the last eight matches. The Demons 85-60 at the MCG in Round 4 this year.

Geelong Cats Form

 
The Cats have to win to stand a change of winning the minor premiership as they trail the Demons by two points and on percentage too.

Having suffered a surprise home defeat to GWS Giants in Round 21, Geelong kept their hopes alive with a hard-fought 85-71 win over St Kilda last weekend.

Geelong Cats Team News


The Cats are boosted by the return of Gary Rohan, Gryan Miers and Tom Atkins. Shaun Higgins is given a rest ahead of the finals, while Zach Guthrie and Esava Ratugolea are left out.

Geelong Cats Team List


B: Henry, Henderson, Kolodjashnij
HB: O’Connor, Blicavs, Bews
C: Menegola, C.Guthrie, Smith
HF: Parfitt, Cameron, Rohan
F: Close, Hawkins, Miers
FOLL: Stanley, Selwood, Dangerfield
I/C: Atkins, Simpson, Holmes, Dahlhaus
EMG: Narkle, Higgins, Ratugolea, Z.Guthrie

Melbourne Demons Form


The Demons know a win on Saturday will see them win a first minor premiership since 1964.

Three wins in a row have seen Melbourne bounce back from a sticky spell to top the ladder. In the last three matches, they have thumped Gold Coast Suns by 98 points and Adelaide Crows by 39 points.

Melbourne Demons Team News


Melbourne Demons recall Steven May, Jack Viney and Tom McDonald for the crunch. James Jordon, Jake Melksham and Michael Hibberd drop out. 

Melbourne Demons Team List

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

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 match is being played at GMHBA Stadium at 7.25pm AEDT on Saturday, August 21.

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Verdict

In a coin-flip game to decide the minor premiership, I'm backing the Cats at home in Geelong. There is value on this being a tight game with Geelong to win by 1-20 points.

Best Bet: Geelong Cats Win Match Result $1.91 at Boombet - 2 Units
Value Bet: Geelong Cats by 1-39 Winning Margin $2.30 at Sportsbet - 1 Unit
Megabet: Geelong Cats by 1-20 Alternative Winning Margin $3.70 at bet365 Australia - 1 Unit

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