WHERE AND WHEN: MCG, Sunday, March 25, 3.20pm AEST
After acquiring superstar midfielder Gary Ablett in last year’s trade period, the expectations surrounding Geelong’s flag ambitions are high. Ablett appears to have overcome a hamstring issue to confirm himself as a likely starter against the Demons, while Patrick Dangerfield (hamstring) is running out of time to prove his fitness ahead of the game at the MCG on Sunday. The Demons have had a strong pre-season, punctuated by two wins in the JLT Community Series. Ruckman Max Gawn and key forward Jesse Hogan are in fine nick after interrupted 2017 campaigns. Melbourne heads into the clash against another contending team in good shape and if the Demons are to prove their credentials as a legitimate threat in 2018 they must beat sides like Geelong.
LAST FIVE MEETINGS
R3, 2017, Geelong 20.6 (126) d Melbourne 13.19 (97) at Etihad Stadium
R23, 2016, Geelong 24.11 (155) d Melbourne 6.8 (44) at GMHBA Stadium
R12, 2015, Melbourne 18.5 (113) d Geelong 13.11 (89) at GMHBA Stadium
R17, 2014, Geelong 14.18 (102) d Melbourne 5.6 (36) at the MCG
R16, 2013, Geelong 13.20 (98) d Melbourne 4.6 (30) at GMHBA Stadium
HUTTA’S TIP: Geelong by 20
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