Melbourne vs Sydney Swans Round 8 Tips, Prediction & Preview

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Melbourne vs Sydney Tips

The Demons remained undefeated after their victory over the winless Kangaroos, and clash against the Swans on Saturday night, who have won nine of the previous 10 meetings.

Melbourne vs Sydney Tips, Preview & Predictions 

Melbourne Demons vs Sydney Swans free AFL tips, predictions and preview – Sydney has won nine of the last 10 meetings.

Melbourne vs Sydney Tips


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Melbourne vs Sydney Match Details


🇦🇺 Competition: AFL
🗓 Date: Saturday May 8
Time: 7:25pm AEDT
🏟 Stadium: MCG

Melbourne vs Sydney 2021 Form (last five matches)


Demons (WWWWW)

  • RD 3: GWS 68-102 Melbourne
  • RD 4: Melbourne 85-60 Geelong
  • RD 5: Hawthorn 54-104 Melbourne
  • RD 6: Melbourne 82-48 Richmond
  • RD 7: North Melbourne 73-103 Melbourne

Swans (WWLLW)

  • RD 3: Richmond 72-117 Sydney
  • RD 4: Sydney 83-80 Essendon
  • RD 5: Sydney 69-71 GWS
  • RD 6: Gold Coast 100-60 Sydney
  • RD 7: Sydney 90-88 Geelong

Melbourne vs Sydney Head to Head (last five matches)


  • R15 2020: Swans 67-46 Demons
  • R22 2019: Demons 42-95 Swans
  • R4 2019: Swans 78-100 Demons
  • R21 2018: Demons 78-87 Swans
  • R15 2017: Demons 50-85 Swans

Melbourne vs Sydney Preview


The Demons maintained their undefeated start to the season, with a 30-point triumph over North Melbourne in Tasmania.

The Demons are the only undefeated team in the league when the Bulldogs lost to the reigning premiers on Friday night. They haven’t had any trouble limiting their opponents to a low score, with the most being 73 points, which was against the Saints and Kangaroos. You can put that down to the Demons being by far the best intercept team in the competition built off forward half pressure.

Christian Petracca has had a superb season and is currently one of the favourites to win the Brownlow medal. The Demons were able to tie him down to a monster seven-year deal earlier in the week.

Meanwhile, the Swans won an entertaining contest by two points against premiership contenders Geelong.

Sydney creeped themselves back into the top four in a dramatic and controversial triumph. Despite getting dominated in the inside 50’s, it was their efficiency of 56.4% which dragged them over the line with a incredible Tom Papley snap.

The Swans are playing an exciting brand of footy, which is very free-flowing and youthful. They hold the advantage over Melbourne in recent years, winning nine of the previous 10 meetings.

Tom hickey has had a brilliant start to the season but will need to limit the influence of Max Gawn, whose influence could easily get Melbourne the four points on Saturday night.

The Demons have been the team to beat so far this season, and I don’t think they’ll be stopped by a brave Swans outfit, keeping them undefeated after the first eight rounds.

Demons vs Swans Team News


The Demons will need to make one change with Adam Tomlinson suffering a knee injury. Sam Weideman and James Harmes are likely inclusions. 

Sydney could make a number of changes, with Lance Franklin and Dane Rampe expected to come back from injury sooner than expected.

The two sides last met in Round 15 last season which saw the Swans win by 21 points.

Demons vs Swans Stats


  • Melbourne have won their last nine matches
  • Sydney has won nine of the last 10 meetings
  • Sydney has covered the line in seven of their last eight matches as the underdog

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