GWS vs Melbourne Round 17 Tips, Prediction and Preview

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GWS vs Melbourne Tips

Itโ€™s simply a must win match for both sides on Saturday night if they want to keep their finals hopes alive.

GWS Giants vs Melbourne Demons free AFL tips, predictions and preview โ€“ In the last 11 H2Hโ€™s only one match was decided by less than 15 points.

GWS vs Melbourne Tips


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  • Anytime Goal Scorer Christian Petracca $1.80
  • To kick 2+ goals Sam Weideman $2.10
  • To get 25+ disposals Clayton Oliver $1.67
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GWS vs Melbourne Match Details


๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ Competition: AFL
๐Ÿ—“ Date: Saturday September 12
โฐ Time: 7:40pm AEST
๐ŸŸ Stadium: Gabba

GWS vs Melbourne 2020 Form


GWS (LLWWL)

  • R12: Sydney 66-25 GWS
  • R13: West Coast 61-49 GWS
  • R14: Fremantle 53-91 GWS
  • R15: GWS 48-39 Carlton
  • R16: Adelaide 59-47 GWS

Melbourne (WLWLL)

  • R12: Melbourne 100-44 Collingwood
  • R13: Western Bulldogs 80-52 Melbourne
  • R14: Melbourne 52-49 St Kilda
  • R15: Sydney 67-46 Melbourne
  • R16: Melbourne 33-47 Fremantle

GWS vs Melbourne Head to Head (last five matches)


Melbourne have won three of the last five matches against the Giants.

  • R10 2019: Melbourne 68-94 GWS
  • R23 2018: Melbourne 102-57 GWS
  • R20 2017: GWS 97-62 Melbourne
  • R1 2016: Melbourne 80-78 GWS
  • R23 2015: Melbourne 103-77 GWS

GWS vs Melbourne Preview and Prediction


GWS put a dagger in their finals hopes losing to bottom of the ladder, Adelaide. Whilst, Melbourne has been lethargic in their two previous two losses against Sydney and Fremantle.

The Giants fell to a hungrier Crows side who only managed their first win of the season the game before.

Adelaide restricted the GWS ball movement resulting in GWS having a mere 26 inside 50โ€™s for the match, but against the Demons, they will look to isolate Jeremy Cameron deep in the forward half of the ground.

Melbourne will have to pay close attention to Lachie Whitfield, who finished the match against Adelaide with 29 disposals, seven tackles and three score involvements.

Meanwhile, Melbourne threatened their finals chances after being outclassed by a more determined Dockers outfit.

Playing in wet conditions didnโ€™t suit the slick Demons, being tactically outmanoeuvred by Justin Longmuirโ€™s side, the Demons only managed to kick four goals for the entire match.

The game will be won in the midfield and with Josh Kelly returning to the line-up for the Giants, the Demons will be looking to use grunt and a greater fight in the midfield juxtaposed to last week.

Melbourne will attempt to get the game on their teams from the start, trying to hold possession. Melbourne struggled to do that last week, only taking 32 marks for the match, 42 less than the Dockers.

Max Gawn tried to inspire the Demons against Fremantle with his 36 hit-outs, 14 disposals, eight intercepts and four clearances.

Itโ€™s a tough match top predict considering both teams inconsistencies of late, but I believe the Giants with a few hand inclusions can get over the line.

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Next Best ๐Ÿฅˆ
GWS by 1-24 $2.70 Bet Now!
Odds correct at time of writing
Value Best ๐Ÿ’ฐ
  • Anytime Goal Scorer Christian Petracca $1.80
  • To kick 2+ goals Sam Weideman $2.10
  • To get 25+ disposals Clayton Oliver $1.67
  • To get 25+ disposals Lachie Whitfield $1.72
Same Game Multi $12.25 Bet Now!
Odds correct at time of writing

GWS vs Melbourne Team News


Stephen Coniglio will be omitted from the squad, Aidan Corr will also miss through injury. Zac Williams and Josh Kelly will return for the giants. Whilst, Brent Daniels, Callan Ward and Harry Perryman all face tests to play.

Angus Brayshaw will miss the rest of the season after being sent home for surgery on his foot, James Harmes will also miss out on Saturdayโ€™s match.

The two sides last met last season which saw GWS defeat the Demons by 26 points.

Giants vs Demons Stats


  • The home side has won nine of the last 11 H2Hโ€™s
  • In the last 11 H2Hโ€™s only one match was decided by less than 15 points
  • GWS have made finals football in the previous four seasons
  • Between rounds 13-16, Melbourne have averaged 52 points

Giants vs Demons Best Bet


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