St Kilda Saints vs. Melbourne Demons
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St Kilda Saints vs. Melbourne Demons
2018 Premiership odds:St Kilda Saints: $501 @ CrownBet.com.auMelbourne Demons: $21 @ CrownBet.com.au
Form guide:St Kilda Saints: LLLDLMelbourne Demons: WWLLW
Round 6 result:St Kilda Saints: Loss to Hawthorn, 89-54Melbourne Demons: Win over Essendon, 72-108
Sunday, 6th May, 3:20 pm AEDT, 2018, Etihad Stadium, Watch on Seven Network and on the Fox Footy Network.
A disappointing St Kilda outfit is set to take on the see-sawing Melbourne Demons at Etihad Stadium on Sunday.
The Saints have made a few changes at selection after starting the season with one win and a draw after six matches, but Alan Richardson’s men are going to need a lot more than a few fresh faces to turn this disaster of a season around.
Melbourne has called upon Christian Petracca after an incident with his dog that left his finger infected. His week off has been dubbed precautionary and Christian is ready to go.
Jesse Hogan missed training on Thursday, but is still in the side for Sunday’s match. After a scare to both his ankle and knee, the medico’s have declared Hogan fit to play, a huge bonus for the Demons.
Max Gawn is in terrific form and will be in the frame to be best afield again when he goes up against Saints ruckman Tom Hickey. Last week Gawn was a clear best-afield and scored the most fantasy points out of any AFL player in round six with a massive 168.
With plenty of action to come this Sunday, let’s take a look at our tips for the upcoming match.
St Kilda Saints vs. Melbourne Demons Round 7 – Any Player to Tips
Any player to kick 5 goals Yes/No
St Kilda do not possess a player that is capable of this feat, but luckily for punters, the Demons have a forward line full of stars. Jesse Hogan, Christian Petracca and Tom McDonald could all kick the bag this week. St Kilda is missing a few key defenders and are forced to use some low profile players — a perfect situation for the Demons to dominate.
Any Player to get 40 touches Yes/No
No @ $1.04 with Sportsbet
St Kilda and Melbourne are two of the clubs in the AFL that very rarely have a 40 possession player. When they go head to head, the numbers of each player will be far more balanced. The $1.04 odds are very short, but you can make use of this bet by adding it to your multi for extra value.
St Kilda Saints vs. Melbourne Demons Round 7 – Total Points Tips
St Kilda 35.5 by half time Over/Under
Over @ $1.90 with Ladbrokes
At home against the 12th placed side in the competition, if the Saints are unable to get 36 points by half time, they would solidify themselves as one of the most useless clubs in the league. Alan Richardson is out to prove that the Saints are no joke and wants to turn their season around. Scoring has been a problem and all it will take is some straight kicking.
Melbourne Demons 44.5 by half time Over/Under
The Demons should be on track to get above 45 points with a good early start. If Jesse Hogan can get involved quickly, the Saints will be in for a scary result. The inclusion of Tom McDonald is severely underrated. Tom can play any position and do it well. An extra option in the forward line will be just what the Demons need against the Saints.
St Kilda Saints vs. Melbourne Demons Round 7 – 10 Goal hiding tip
Melbourne to win by 60 points or more @ $6.75 with William Hill
Melbourne is far stronger than the Saints and we expect it to be evident in this match. The Demons have not belted a team since 2016 when they beat Gold Coast by 73 points. We think they have been saving it for the Saints on Sunday. Melbourne can still make an impact in September and big wins over poor teams is what’s needed to improve their percentage.
Saints vs. Demons Match Predictions
Match Result: Melbourne to win @ $1.36 with CrownBet
Line Betting: Melbourne -18.5 @ $1.92 with CrownBet
As we have stated previously, Melbourne are far greater than the Saints at this point of the season. A big win at Etihad Stadium will go to the Demons, putting them back in contention for the top eight. Max Gawn to be best on ground for the second week in a row.
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