Melbourne Demons vs Adelaide Crows Round 22 Tips, Prediction & Preview

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Melbourne vs Adelaide Tips

The Demons hosts the Crows on Sunday afternoon at the MCG to maintain top spot on the ladder.

Melbourne vs Adelaide Tips, Preview & Predictions

Melbourne Demons vs Adelaide Crows free AFL tips, predictions and preview – Adelaide won by one point in this meeting earlier in the season.

Melbourne vs Adelaide Tips


  • Paul Seedsman has had 25+ disposals in four of his last five matches
  • Kysaiah Pickett has kicked 2+ goals in four of his last five matches

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Melbourne vs Adelaide Match Details


🇦🇺 Competition: AFL
🗓 Date: Sunday August 15
Time: 2:10pm AEDT
🏟 Stadium: MCG

Melbourne vs Adelaide 2021 Form (last five matches)


Demons (WDLWW)

  • RD 17: Port Adelaide 55-86 Melbourne
  • RD 18: Melbourne 79-79 Hawthorn
  • RD 19: Melbourne 65-85 Western Bulldogs
  • RD 20: Gold Coast 30-128 Melbourne
  • RD 21: West Coast 63-72 Melbourne

Crows (LLWLL)

  • RD 17: Essendon 84-21 Adelaide
  • RD 18: Adelaide 56-98 West Coast
  • RD 19: Adelaide 102-83 Hawthorn
  • RD 20: Western Bulldogs 105-56 Adelaide
  • RD 21: Adelaide 51-55 Port Adelaide

Melbourne vs Adelaide Head to Head (last five matches)


  • R10 2021: Crows 96-95 Demons
  • R10 2020: Crows 37-88 Demons
  • R11 2019: Demons 88-90 Crows
  • R19 2018: Crows 77-90 Demons
  • R10 2018: Demons 146-55 Crows

Melbourne vs Adelaide Preview


The Demons regained their spot on top of the ladder after a nine-point triumph against the Eagles.

Melbourne looked to of had the game in the bag, but a lightning storm interrupted their momentum in the second half. However, the Demons survived a late surge from the Eagles to return to the top.

The minor premiership is in the Demons hands, with two victories in the last two games of the season against Adelaide and Geelong securing their first minor premiership since 1964. They also went on to win the flag in that season.

Meanwhile, the Crows fell to a heart-breaking four-point defeat against their cross-town rivals in ‘Showdown 50’.

Adelaide almost looked certain to upset the top-four Power, but a lack of rotations in testing conditions looked to be the downfall of their disappointing last term.

It will be a good chance for the Crows to put their off-field issues behind them and finish the season off strong. A big off-season for the Crows awaits. They will have the mental edge against the Demons after their one-point upset against them earlier in the season.

Melbourne have been one of the teams to beat all season, and although the Crows got the better of them earlier in the season, I can only see this going one way.

Demons vs Crows Team News


Melbourne will be without Jayden Hunt, who is suffering from an injury. Joel Smith, Michael Hibberd, Sam Weideman and Toby Bedford have been named in the extended squad.

The Crows are forced to make three changes, with injuries to Brodie Smith, Reilly O’Brien and Will Hamill. Billy Frampton, Lachlan Scholl and Shane McAdam are the major inclusions.

*Teams are yet to be reduced to 22, four omissions still need to be made from the eight-man bench.

The two sides last met in Round 10 this season, which saw the Crows win by one point.

Demons vs Crows Stats


  • Adelaide won by one point in this meeting earlier in the season
  • Kysaiah Pickett has kicked 2+ goals in four of his last five matches
  • Paul Seedsman has had 25+ disposals in four of his last five matches

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