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Geelong Cats vs Melbourne Tips - Back Demons to triumph

  • Round 23 fixture will take place at GMHBa Stadium on Saturday
  • Geelong have won 6 of their last 7 games
  • Melbourne have won their last 3 games
  • Melbourne beat Geelong 85-60 in Round 4
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The Cats and Demons rematch this weekend. (Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)
The situation for both clubs is simple: win, and minor premiership is yours. 

For Melbourne, it’s something they’ve not done since 1964. And while September success ultimately defines a team’s legacy, it would still be a significant achievement for a club more accustomed to the other end of the ladder this century. 

Simon Goodwin’s men go in with confidence having won three on the trot, but none of these were against Top 8 sides, and this clash represents a big test on the eve of finals.

Similarly too, for Chris Scott, the Cats’ five most recent wins are all against sides outside the Top 8. When they were tested by a finals-bound side in GWS recently, they floundered at home. Whether they go at this clash full-tilt, however, is another thing.

Verdict

Both sides are guaranteed a Top 4 finish, and with news the AFL is scrapping the pre-finals bye, both coaches would be silly to push certain banged-up players on the eve of the finals series.

Best Bet: Melbourne To Win $1.93 at Palmerbet - 1 Unit
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06 December 2021

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