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Collingwood Magpies vs Melbourne Demons predictions and odds: AFL 2023 finals series

A highly anticipated showdown between the Collingwood Magpies and the Melbourne Demons awaits at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, where a spirited battle will determine which team secures a spot in the qualifiers after the AFL playoffs. The atmosphere will be electric as the packed stadium eagerly witnesses this thrilling contest. Read to discover predictions on the matchup.

Collingwood vs Melbourne Demons predictions

All eyes will be on the Collingwood Magpies to see if they can avoid a challenging semi-final by prevailing over the visitors this Thursday in a crucial match. Stakes are high, and the game is very much in the balance. Check out our predictions here to learn more.

Collingwood Magpies to win @ 17/20 (1.85) 

Melbourne holds a commanding lead in turnovers in the league, which could be a significant issue for Collingwood’s strong midfield. Moreover, it is worth noting that Melbourne has performed exceptionally well in the fourth quarter of the competition, which presents an exciting challenge for Collingwood, who tends to perform strongly in the game’s late stages. Despite this challenging front, Collingwood Magpies are expected to come out victorious; though the margin of their win will likely be narrow.

Bayley Fritsch to score first goal @ 11/2 (6.50)

Considering Melbourne’s formidable performance in recent matchups, they will likely score first, and Bayley Fritsch is the man for that assignment. The Melbourne Demons and Collingwood Magpies average about 24 scoring shots and 13 goals per game. However, Melbourne may take an early advantage in terms of turnovers.

Collingwood Magpies vs Melbourne Demons preview

Let’s look at the overall performance of both teams this season leading up to this match.

Collingwood Magpies

The Collingwood Magpies experienced a rollercoaster ride in their last five games, tallying two wins and three losses. Their chances of securing a top position in the standings were at stake after a 124-100 defeat against the Brisbane Lions in their previous match. However, they made an astonishing comeback, clinching a 101-31 victory over the Essendon Bombers in their final game. Now, the Magpies face the challenge of performing when it truly matters. While winning the regular season is a notable achievement, a team must excel in the championship game, as that will be remembered.

Melbourne Demons

The Melbourne Demons successfully finished the home and away seasons, winning seven of their final eight matches, including their last two campaign contests. Even though their victory over the Sydney Swans by a score of 77–56 was far from picturesque, they could pull off the win in a high-pressure situation against a strong opponent. The Melbourne Demons are in terrific form now, but that won’t go them very far in this match because of how tough it is. They will go into the battle feeling confident because of it, but if things go against them, this confidence might evaporate quickly.

Collingwood Magpies vs Melbourne Demons head-to-head

In a previous clash during the season, the Melbourne Demons emerged triumphant with a narrow 66-62 victory over the Collingwood Magpies, breaking the Magpies’ three-game winning streak. Analyzing their head-to-head history, the Collingwood Magpies have emerged victorious on seven occasions out of the last ten matchups, while the Melbourne Demons have secured three wins. The stage is set for an intriguing battle as these two teams face off again.

Collingwood Magpies vs Melbourne Demons match details

Collingwood Magpies vs Melbourne Demons

Date: Thursday, September 07, 2023

Staring Time: 07:20 pm AEST

Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Australia

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