WHEN: Sunday, June 24, 3.15pm
WHERE: MCG, VIC
LAST TIME: First meeting
B: James Sellar, James Frawley, Jared Rivers
HB: Daniel Nicholson, Tom McDonald, Jack Watts
C: Rohan Bail, Jack Trengove, Jack Grimes
HF: Jeremy Howe, Lynden Dunn, Nathan Jones
F: Mitchell Clark, Colin Garland, Colin Sylvia
Foll: Mark Jamar, Brent Moloney, Jordie McKenzie
I/C: Matthew Bate, Aaron Davey, Cale Morton, Sam Blease, Joel Macdonald, Troy Davis, James Magner
In: Matthew Bate, Aaron Davey, Rohan Bail, Joel Macdonald, Troy Davis
Out: Brad Green (Hip), Luke Tapscott (Suspension)
New: Troy Davis (Geelong Falcons)
Milestone: Jack Watts – 50 games
B: Jack Hombsch, Tim Mohr, Sam Darley
HB: Shaun Edwards, Phil Davis, Toby Greene
C: Tom Scully, Callan Ward, Adam Treloar
HF: Taylor Adams, Jeremy Cameron, Rhys Palmer
F: Nathan Wilson, Jonathon Patton, Mark Whiley
Foll: Dean Brogan, James McDonald, Dylan Shiel
I/C: Tomas Bugg, Jonathan Giles, Andrew Phillips, WIlliam Hoskin-Elliot, Devon Smith, Chad Cornes, Luke Power
In: Jonathan Giles, Jack Hombsch, Nathan Wilson, WIlliam Hoskin-Elliot
Out: Sam Schulz (Calf)
What our experts say:
Melbourne vs Greater Western Sydney
This is one contest many people will have their eyes on this weekend. Tom Scully comes up against his old side and players such as Nathan Jones have hinted a bit of remonstration over his quitting Melbourne may be on the way.
Greater Western Sydney continue to impress – they must be the best side in history to have a 1-10 record and 50.0% percentage after 12 rounds – and will now have the belief they can match it, just perhaps not for entire games.
Before the Essendon victory, you’d have probably tipped the Giants in a heartbeat, but the Demons have showed heart and even managed to fight out the second half against Collingwood after an insipid first half.
Melbourne by 20
SC – Nathan Jones (Melb), Rhys Palmer (GWS)
Melbourne ($1.31) vs. Greater Western Sydney ($3.60):
You would think Melbourne could win this one, but I can’t entertain investing money on them. The Giants will come to play and they do play with courage. If you like having your heart in your mouth, back the Demons.
Suggested bet: None