Gold Coast Suns vs Melbourne Round 20 Tips, Prediction & Preview

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Gold Coast vs Melbourne Tips

The Suns battle it out against the Demons on Saturday afternoon.

Gold Coast vs Melbourne Tips, Preview & Predictions

Gold Coast Suns vs Melbourne Demons free AFL tips, predictions and preview – Melbourne has won the previous eight meetings.

Gold Coast Suns vs Melbourne Tips

  • Only Melbourne have scored above 80 points in both teams previous five matches
  • Melbourne has won the previous eight meetings

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Gold Coast vs Melbourne Match Details

🇦🇺 Competition: AFL
🗓 Date: Sunday August 1
Time: 12:10pm AEDT
🏟 Stadium: Marvel Stadium

Gold Coast vs Melbourne 2021 Form (last five matches)

Suns (LWWLL)

  • RD 15: North Melbourne 72-63 Gold Coast
  • RD 16: Gold Coast 77-67 Richmond
  • RD 17: GWS 64-65 Gold Coast
  • RD 18: Gold Coast 79-90 Western Bulldogs
  • RD 19: Brisbane 120-71 Gold Coast

Demons (WLWDL)

  • RD 15: Essendon 57-68 Melbourne
  • RD 16: Melbourne 55-64 GWS
  • RD 17: Port Adelaide 55-86 Melbourne
  • RD 18: Melbourne 79-79 Hawthorn
  • RD 19: Melbourne 65-85 Western Bulldogs

Gold Coast vs Melbourne Head to Head (last five matches)

  • R6 2020: Demons 80-63 Suns
  • R8 2019: Suns 60-61 Demons
  • R20 2018: Demons 143-47 Suns
  • R8 2018: Suns 77-146 Demons
  • R10 2017: Demons 122-87 Suns

Gold Coast vs Melbourne Preview

The Suns had a bright start against the Lions, but a second-half collapse saw them lose by 49 points.

Stuart Dew’s side led by 27 points in a dominant first half. However, an 11-point to 87 second half saw them lose the Q-clash. It was the definition of a Jekyll and Hyde performance.

Gold Coast will have to improve in the middle of the ground if they are any chance of getting an unlikely victory on Saturday. They are currently the worst in the competition for centre clearances.

However, it seems to be when they have their pressure game going, they stay well and truly in the match, and despite laying five more tackles than the Lions last week, they only laid one tackle inside 50 for the match.

Meanwhile, the Demons lost the top spot on the ladder to the Western Bulldogs last time out.

Melbourne is now winless from their previous two matches. A draw against 17th placed Hawthorn and their first loss of the season to a side inside the top eight have seen them drop down to third.

They will desperately be looking for the four points, with the off chance of their top-four spot being in jeopardy, despite being on top of the ladder for the majority of the season.

Simon Goodwin is still looking for the best tall forward dynamic as we head closer to finals football. Tom McDonald is a certain starter, but the inconsistency of Ben Brown and Sam Weideman leaves question marks over their premiership credentials.

Melbourne has a very impressive record against Gold Coast, and I don’t see that changing on Saturday afternoon.

Suns vs Demons Team News

Joel Jeffrey kicked nine goals in the VFL and deserves a debut, with the club not in the hunt for finals.

Melbourne will likely make one change and they will perhaps look at the forward line dynamic. Ben Brown could make way for Sam Weideman.

The two sides last met in Round 6 last season, which saw the Demons win by 17 points.

Suns vs Demons Stats

  • Melbourne has won the previous eight meetings
  • Only Melbourne have scored above 80 points in both teams previous five matches
  • Touk Miller has had 30+ disposals in his last 12 matches

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