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Melbourne vs Collingwood Betting Tips, Preview & Odds - Can the Pies overcome their forward line issues?

  • Melbourne hosts Collingwood at the Gabba in Brisbane
  • Both teams come into the game with mixed form
  • Can the Pies fix their scoring woes?
  • First bounce is scheduled for 5.10pm AEST on Saturday
Melbourne vs Collingwood Betting Tips, Preview & Odds
Melbourne and Collingwood both look to play Finals this season (Getty Images)

Based on their form this season, this match is set to be a scrap fest, with the winner decided by who can win the ball cleaner.

Melbourne have won their last two games, albeit against the two weakest sides in the competition. But any win builds confidence for a team.

Collingwood also have won their last two, beating Adelaide and Sydney. That is similar form which is why both sides are so close in the betting market.

Melbourne Form & Team News

Having won three of their last five matches, the Demons' confidence will be up. Against a Collingwood side not even close to full strength, they do have their opportunity to scrape into the eight.

The Dees' problem this week is that they may be without a true ruckman.

Luke Jackson and Max Gawn are both expected to miss the game with injuries, creating some major issues coming up against Brodie Grundy, who will simply feed on the likes of Taylor Adams.

*Round 11 sides listed as round 12 sides are unavailable

FB: J. Lever, S. May, C. Salem
HB: M. Hibberd, C. Spargo, J. Harmes
C: E. Langdon, C. Oliver, A. Tomlinson
HF: M. Hannan, S. Weideman, A. vandenBerg
FF: K. Pickett, L. Jackson, J. Melksham
FOL: T. McDonald, C. Petracca, A. Brayshaw
I/C: N. Jones, T. Rivers, B. Fritsch, T. Sparrow

Collingwod Form & Team News

A depleted outfit, Collingwood are currently without Jeremy Howe, Scott Pendlebury, Jordan De Goey and Adam Treloar, all players who would totally change the chances of this team.

They do have Darcy Moore, Will Hoskin-Elliot and Jamie Elliot coming back into the side which is some major reinforcement.

With these weapons back in the side, that may be enough to break down the Melbourne midfield and prove too good against the Dees.

*Round 11 sides listed as round 12 sides are unavailable

FB:
 J. Crisp, J. Roughead, L. Dunn
HB: B. Maynard, J. Madgen, J. Noble
C: T. Phillips, S. Sidebottom, J. Daicos
HF: J. Stephenson, B. Mihocek, J. Thomas
FF: C. Brown, D. Cameron, C. Mayne
FOL: B. Grundy, T. Adams, B. Sier
I/C: T. Varcoe, T. Broomhead, R. Wills, T. Ruscoe

Melbourne vs Collingwood Head To Head

Collingwood have won their last four clashes against Melbourne. With some big names back into the side, the Magpies may be able to make it five wins on end.

Melbourne vs Collingwood Betting Odds

Melbourne and Collingwood are both $1.90 in the market which is a little surprising after hearing the likely ins and outs for both sides, as well as reflecting on the recent history.

There is no line due to the fact both sides are paying equal amounts.

Melbourne vs Collingwood Match Up

The key match up in this game is between Clayton Oliver and Steele Sidebottom.

Both of these men are major ball winners, with Oliver showing major improvement with his disposals this season.

Sidebottom is as clean of a player as you will see, yet since he has come back, he seems to float in and out of games.

If Oliver can have the impact we have seen of late, he may be the factor that drives the Melbourne side forward.

Melbourne vs Collingwood Key Stats

  • Collingwood have won their last four matches against Melbourne
  • Josh Daicos has kicked one goal in six of his last seven appearances
  • Bailey Fritsch has kicked two or more goals in six of Melbourne's last seven matches

Melbourne vs Collingwood FAQ

Where is the Melbourne vs Collingwood played?

The Melbourne vs Collingwood game is played at the Gabba in Queensland.

What time is the Melbourne vs Collingwood played?

The Melbourne vs Collingwood is played at 5.10pm on Saturday, August 15.

How can I live stream the Melbourne vs Collingwood game?

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Verdict

We are very keen to be backing Collingwood to win this game.

Best Bet: Collingwood To Win @1.90 at Sportsbet - 10 Units

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