St Kilda vs Melbourne Round 17 Tips – 08/07/23

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St Kilda vs Melbourne Tips, Preview & Predictions

Melbourne Demons vs St Kilda Saints free AFL tipping guide, predictions and preview- close one in store with top four spot on the line for both sides.

St Kilda vs Melbourne H2H Prediction

St Kilda vs Melbourne vs St Kilda Tips

  • Christian Petracca has had 30 or more disposals in four of his past five matches.

  • Melbourne have won the past three games between the two sides by an average margin of just over 16 points

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  • Brad Crouch has had 25+ disposals in his past five matches
  • Jack Sinclair has had 30 or more disposals in his past four matches
  • Jack Viney has had 98 disposals over the past three weeks, an average of 32.7
  • Christian Petracca is averaging 29.3 disposals this season
  • Dan Butler has kicked at least one goal in his past 10 matches.

St Kilda vs Melbourne Match Details

🇦🇺 Competition: AFL
🗓 Date: Saturday July 8
⏰ Time: 7:25pm (AEST)
🏟 Stadium: Marvel Stadium

St Kilda vs Melbourne 2023 Form (last five matches)

Demons (LWWLL)

  • R11: Melbourne 72-79 Fremantle
  • R12: Melbourne 61-44 Carlton
  • R13: Melbourne 66-62 Collingwood
  • R14: Bye
  • R15: Geelong 78-63 Melbourne
  • R16: Melbourne 45-47 GWS Giants


Saints (LWLLW)

  • R11: Saints 78-88 Hawthorn
  • R12: Bye
  • R13: Sydney 66-80 St Kilda
  • R14: Richmond 90-70 St Kilda
  • R15: St Kilda 56-84 Brisbane Lions
  • R16: West Coast 77-85 St Kilda


St Kilda vs Melbourne Head to Head (last five matches)

  • R8 2022: Demons 93-55 Saints
  • R2   2021: Saints 73-91 Demons
  • R14 2020: Demons 52-49 Saints
  • R19 2019: Saints 104-85 Demons
  • R5   2019: Demons 55-95 Saints


St Kilda vs Melbourne Preview

The Round 17 encounter places the 4th placed Melbourne side against St Kilda, who are 6th on the ladder. Both sides have won nine of their 15 games this season.

St Kilda overcame a 24-point half-time deficit against West Coast in Round 16 to overcome the bottom-placed side by eight points at Optus Stadium. That came on the back of four goals from impressive youngster, Mitch Owens, while Rowan Marshall dominated in the ruck. Jack Sinclair chalked up another 30 disposals.

Melbourne also racked up some miles in Round 16, travelling to a wet Alice Springs. However, the Demons failed to come home with the points, going down in a tight one to GWS by two points. That came despite the efforts of Jack Viney (41 disposals) and Christian Petracca (31).

The Demons registered just five goals for the game, making it four games in a row where they have booted eight goals or less. Goals could be hard to come by in this game with the two sides ranking 2nd and 3rd for fewest points conceded. St Kilda have a slightly better record at scoring in recent times but will need more from Max King, who has kicked just one goals in his past two games.

Melbourne will have to do it without Bailey Fritsch, who is set to miss a large chunk of time with a foot injury, while Clayton Oliver’s much hyped comeback remains in doubt. Oliver’s presence in this game could shape the result as there doesn’t seem to be too much separating the two sides.

Melbourne vs St Kilda Stats

  • Both sides have a win-loss record of 9-6
  • The Demons rank 6th for goals scored this season, St Kilda are 9th.
  • Melbourne concede an average of 70.7 points this season, St Kilda 72. Only Collingwood concede fewer points per game than these two sides in 2023.

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