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Gold Coast Suns vs Melbourne Demons Tips - Stuttering Dees to claim the win

  • Gold Coast Suns vs Melbourne Demons tips for Sunday's AFL Round 20 match
  • Melbourne Demons have won their last 8 matches against Gold Coast Suns
  • Will the Dees end their stuttering form?
  • Match preview, predictions and latest team news
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Melbourne Demons have won eight straight against the Gold Coast Suns (Getty Images)
Bets.com.au Staff 31 Jul 2021
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Gold Coast Suns vs Melbourne Demons Tips


The Suns finals hopes are dashed for an 11th straight season, yet they still want to make up for last week's fiasco to the Lions. 

The Dees lost top spot last week and a reaction is expected at Metricon. Melbourne have dominated Gold Coast and that shouldn't end this week.

  • Gold Coast Suns have lost 5 of their last 7 matches.
  • Melbourne Demons have won their last 8 matches against Gold Coast Suns.
  • Melbourne Demons won the last match 80-63 against Gold Coast. 
  • Melbourne Demons have won 1 of their last 4 matches.

Head to Head 


Melbourne have dominated Gold Coast for the last 6 years. The Dees boast an eight-game winning streak with an average winning margin of 40 points. 

Gold Coast Suns last beat the Dees in 2014.

Gold Coast Suns Form

 
It was a second half to forget last weekend against Brisbane Lions as Gold Coast scored just 11 points in over an hour of game time.

The Suns are still technically within striking distance of the finals yet too many things need to go their way, including beating the Demons by a significant margin. 

That is a task easier said than done and the Suns look to set to miss out on the finals once again.
  
A positive note was Brayden Fiorini gaining 41 disposals last week in the Q-Clash, a career high for him as the youngster enters his prime. 

Gold Coast Suns Team News 


Forward prospect from the Northern Territory Joel Jeffrey kicked nine goals for the VFL team and has been handed a call-up.

Oleg Markov is out injured and Zac Smith is the tall option to replace him and add height to the squad.

Jy Farrar and Darcy MacPherson also come into the side.

Izak Rankine, Caleb Graham and Rory Atkins are left out.

Will Brodie was activated as the medical sub, but he remains in that spot for this week. 

Gold Coast Suns Team List 


B: Powell, Collins, Lemmens
HB: Farrar, Burgess, Ballard
C: Lukosius, Miller, Sharp
HF: Corbett, Jeffrey, Sexton
F: MacPherson, King, Ainsworth
FOLL: Smith, Anderson, Swallow
I/C: Bowes, Fiorini, Flanders, Rowell
EMG: Atkins, Brodie, Davies, Graham

Melbourne Demons Form 


Melbourne finally fell to a top eight side for the first time this season against the Western Bulldogs last weekend. 

The Demons have fallen away on Goal Accuracy since the bye rounds which has cost the Dees several matches. 

They have won just one of the last four and have drawn with GWS Giants in that time.

Melbourne are still a top tier team on the defensive end and once their attacking niggles are sorted, so expect a late charge up the ladder once more with the minor premiership still up for grabs. 

Melbourne Demons Team News

 
Forward duo Ben Brown and Tom McDonald retain their places in the starting 22 despite Sam Weiderman looking fit to return. 

Veteran Nathan Jones will also have to wait another week for a return.

The only change sees Jake Bowey come in and Michael Hibberd and James Jordon come in. 

Melbourne Demons Team List 


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

Gold Coast Suns vs Melbourne Demons FAQs

Where can I watch the Gold Coast Suns vs Melbourne Demons live stream?

Our live streaming calendar shows you where to watch the Gold Coast Suns vs Melbourne Demons live stream.

What time does Gold Coast Suns vs Melbourne Demons start?

The match is being played at Marvel Stadium at 12.10pm AEDT on Sunday, August 1.

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Verdict

Melbourne is searching for consistent form leading into the finals. The Demons are tipped to bounce back against a valiant Suns effort and put to rest any doubts that they are not a real premiership contender.

Best Bet: Demons -24.5 Handicap @-109.89 at Topsport - 3 Units

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