Collingwood vs Melbourne Finals Week 1 Tips – 07/09/23

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Magpies vs Demons

Melbourne Demons vs Collingwood Magpies free AFL tipping advice, predictions and preview.

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Melbourne Demons vs Collingwood Magpies free AFL tipping advice, predictions and preview- Close one in store in front of packed house at MCG to kick off finals.

Collingwood vs Melbourne H2H Prediction

Collingwood vs Melbourne Tips

  • Bailey Fritsch has kicked 34 goals from 15 matches in 2023.

  • Jordan de Goey has averaged 26 disposals in his past three games against Melbourne

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  • Clayton Oliver has averaged 33 disposals in his past four matches against Collingwood.
  • Christian Petracca has averaged 29 disposals in his past five matches against the Magpies.
  • Jack Viney has averaged 28.5 disposals in his past four games against Collingwood.
  • Jordan de Goey has averaged 26 disposals in his past three games against Melbourne.
  • Jack Crisp has had 20+ disposals in his past eight matches.
  • Scott Pendlebury has had 20+ disposals in every match this season except when coming off as the sub on two occasions.
  • Jamie Elliott has kicked eight goals in his past four matches against Melbourne.
  • Bailey Fritsch returned from injury with five goals against Sydney.

Collingwood vs Melbourne Match Details

🇦🇺 Competition: AFL
🗓 Date: Thursday September 7
⏰ Time: 7:20pm (AEST)
🏟 Stadium: MCG

Collingwood vs Melbourne 2023 Form (last five matches)

Collingwood (LLWLW)

  • R20: Collingwood 76-93 Carlton
  • R21: Hawthorn 105-73 Collingwood
  • R22: Collingwood 109-101 Geelong
  • R23: Collingwood 100-124 Brisbane
  • R24: Essendon 31-101 Collingwood

Demons (WWLWW)

  • R20: Richmond 98-130 Melbourne
  • R21: North Melbourne 71-103 Melbourne
  • R22: Carlton 60-56 Melbourne
  • R23: Melbourne 87-60 Hawthorn
  • R24: Sydney 56-77 Melbourne

Collingwood vs Melbourne Head to Head (last five matches)

  • R13 2023: Demons 66-62 Magpies
  • R21 2022: Dees 89-96 Pies
  • R13 2022: Pies 82-56 Dees
  • R13 2021: Dees 63-80 Pies
  • R12 2020: Dees 100-44 Pies

Melbourne vs Collingwood Preview

Collingwood take on Melbourne in the First Qualifying Final and the winner advances to Preliminary Final weekend for a shot at the Grand Final, while the loser faces a sudden-death clash against the winner of the Carlton and Sydney match.

Little separates the two sides in the head to head betting with the Magpies holding slight favouritism. Craig McRae’s side ended the regular season as minor premiers, winning 18 of their 23 matches, while the Demons were 4th with 16 wins.

Collingwood bolted out of the blocks in 2023 and qualified for a top four spot early on. They limped to the line in a number of dead rubbers, winning just two of their last five matches. But they looked sharp in their most recent hitout, handing Essendon a 70-point defeat.

Jordan de Goey starred in that match with 27 disposals and a goal, while Tom Mitchell picked up 33 disposals and a goal. Brody Mihocek and Jack Ginnivan combined for six majors. Jamie Elliott came off with a corked thigh but he should be ready with the extra time in between matches. Nick Daicos remains on the sidelines with a knee injury.

Melbourne have the superior recent form, having won seven of their last eight matches in the home and away season. Their most recent match came against Sydney and resulted in a 19 point win. Christian Petracca, Jack Viney and Clayton Oliver all had 25 or more disposals, while Bailey Fritsch snagged five goals.

The Dees will have to do it without Jake Meljsham, who went down with a knee injury in the clash against the Swans. Tom McDonald looms as his replacement.

Melbourne do look to have the firepower around the ground and come in with the momentum but this could go either way. The two sides played as recently as Round 13 and on that occasion, it was the Demons by four points. We might be in for a similar margin here.

Demons vs Magpies Stats

  • Collingwood have won three of the past four games between the two sides.
  • The last final between the two sides was back in the 1989 Elimination Final, resulting in a 23 point win to Melbourne.
  • Collingwood finished the season on top of the ladder with 18 wins, while Melbourne won 16 matches, finishing 4th.
  • Collingwood rank 2nd in 2023 for goals scored, Melbourne are 6th.

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