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Melbourne Demons vs Western Bulldogs Tips - Who will win the AFL Grand Final?

25 Sep 2021
Justin Darcy 25 Sep 2021
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  • Melbourne Demons vs Western Bulldogs tips for Saturday's AFL Grand Final
  • The Bulldogs have won their last 4 matches as underdogs
  • Who will win the Grand Final at Optus Stadium?
  • Match preview, predictions and latest team news
Melbourne Demons vs Western Bulldogs
Who will win the 2021 AFL Grand Final? (Getty)

AFL Grand Final Tips

The 2021 AFL Grand Final will be contested arguably by the best two sides of the season as the Melbourne Demons take on the Western Bulldogs.

Although the Dogs had a form slump right at the end of the season, they did sit inside the top two spots for the majority of the year. They have shown their fighting spirit this finals series and are tipped to repeat their premiership feats of 2016.

  • Western Bulldogs have won 3 of their last 4 matches against Melbourne Demons
  • Western Bulldogs have won their last 4 matches as underdogs
  • The underdog has covered the line in 14 of Melbourne Demons' last 19 matches

Head to Head

The Dogs have some recent dominance over the Demons with three wins from their last four matches, including their last clash in July this year by 20 points.

Melbourne had defeated the Dogs earlier in the season by 28 points.

Melbourne Demons Form

The Demons have been the side of the season and are the deserved favourites heading into the Grand Final.

Melbourne finished the regular season as Minor Premiers and have won both finals games with ease.

They were a class above Brisbane Lions, kicking clutch goals when it counted in the Qualifying Final, and dominated against Geelong Cats in the Preliminary Final.

Melbourne Demons Team News

IN: Nil.

OUT: J.Jordon (sub).

Melbourne Demons Team List

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

EMG: J.Melksham, J.Jordon, J.Hunt, K.Chandler

Western Bulldogs Form

They have had their fair share of knockers throughout the finals series (including me), but they keep coming up with the goods.

The Dogs beat Essendon in the Elimination Final and may have got lucky against the Brisbane Lions in the Semi-Final. But at the end of the day, a clutch goal from Bailey Smith showed us that he has what it takes to possibly take this side all the way.

It was just utter dominance from the get-go for the Bulldogs against Port Adelaide in the Preliminary Final, another game played against a volatile crowd which seemed to urge them on.

Western Bulldogs Team News

IN: A.Keath, C.Weightman.

OUT: R.Gardner (omitted), A.Scott (sub), L.Vandermeer (omitted).

Western Bulldogs Team List

B: E.Wood, A.Keath, B.Williams
HB: C.Daniel, Z.Cordy, B.Dale
C: B.Smith, T.Liberatore, L.Hunter
HF: C.Weightman, A.Naughton, A.Treloar
F: J.Schache, T.English, M.Hannan
FOLL: S.Martin, J.Macrae, M.Bontempelli
I/C: J.Johannisen, J.Dunkley, T.Duryea, R.Smith

EMG: L.Vandermeer, E.Richards, A.Scott, R.Gardner

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What time does the AFL Grand Final start?

The match is being played at the Optus Stadium at 7.15pm AEDT on Saturday, September 25.



The little issue I have is that come Grand Final day, the Demons will have played one match in 28 days. I am a big believer in match fitness and the Dogs make appeal in that respect.

The Bulldogs are tipped to cover with a +7.5 start and to win by 1-39 points.

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