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Melbourne vs Fremantle Betting Tips, Preview & Odds - Dees to jump back into top eight
- Melbourne Demons take on Fremantle Dockers at Cazaly Stadium
- The game kicks off at 7.10pm AEST
- The Dees are in must-win territory to make the finals
- The Dockers have lost their last two matches
Melbourne Demons can celebrate a win (Getty Images)
Melbourne Demons get the chance to jump back into the top eight they take on Fremantle Dockers at Cazaly's Stadium on Monday night. The Dees slipped up last week when going down to Sydney Swans, but can boost their finals hopes in Cairns.
Melbourne Form & Team News
The Demons have lost two of their last three games, but can still move into the finals spots if they get the better of the Dockers in Cairns.
Melbourne were very disappointing in a 67-46 defeat to the Swans having also gone down 80-52 to the Western Bulldogs. A 52-49 win over St Kilda was sandwiched in between and provide the Demons with a finals lifeline.
Dees coach Simon Goodwin has reacted to the defeat to Sydney by making seven changes. Nathan Jones (quad), Angus Brayshaw (foot) and James Harmes (hamstring) are all out injured, while Charlie Spargo, Josh Wagner, Mitch Brown and Oscar McDonald are all left out.
The inclusions are Aaron vandenBerg, Braydon Preuss, Jayden Hunt, Kysaiah Pickett, Michael Hibberd, Oskar Baker and Toby Bedford.
The Melbourne team to play on Monday is below:
B: M.Hibberd, S.May, J.Smith
HB: T.Rivers, J.Lever, C.Salem
C: E.Langdon, C.Petracca, A.Tomlinson
HF: A.Neal-Bullen, S.Weideman, A.vandenBerg
FF: K.Pickett, B.Fritsch, J.Melksham
FOLL: M.Gawn, J.Viney, C.Oliver
I/C: T.Bedford, B.Preuss, J.Hunt, O.Baker
Fremantle Form & Team News
Back-to-back losses put paid to any slim hopes Fremantle had of making the finals, with a 91-53 home loss to GWS Giants followed by a 56-29 defeat to Richmond Tigers in Queensland last week.
The Dockers were in the game against Richmond at three-quarter time, but were blown away in the final quarter which they lost 28-7. If they put together four quarters on Monday, they can post a real threat to the Demons.
The Dockers are unchanged from the side which lost to Richmond Tigers.
The Fremantle team to play on Monday is below:
B: B.Cox, R.Conca, N.Wilson
HB: T.Duman, L.Ryan, E.Hughes
C: A.Cerra, N.Fyfe, J.Aish
HF: M.Walters, M.Taberner, M.Crowden
F: L.Schultz, R.Lobb, J.Hogan
FOLL: S.Darcy, D.Mundy, A.Brayshaw
I/C: M.Frederick, B.Acres, C.Serong, S.Hill
Melbourne vs Fremantle Head to Head
Melbourne have won the last two head to heads and three of the last four. The Dees won 102-48 in the only meeting in 2018 and repeated the feat with an 85-71 victory last year.
Melbourne vs Fremantle Odds
Melbourne Demons are $1.60 favourites with Fremantle Dockers are $2.40. The line has been set at +8.5 for Fremantle.
Melbourne vs Fremantle Stats
- Melbourne Demons are 5-1 this season against teams outside of the top eight.
- Melbourne Demons have won the last 2 head to heads.
- Fremantle Dockers have lost their last 2 matches.
- Fremantle Dockers are averaging just 48.3 points per match in 2020.
Melbourne vs Fremantle FAQs
Where is the Melbourne vs Fremantle game played?
The Melbourne vs Fremantle game is played at Cazaly Stadium in Cairns.
When is the Melbourne vs Fremantle game played?
The Melbourne vs Fremantle game is played at 7.10pm on Monday, September 7.
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