Where and when: Disney Dome, Saturday 27th April 2021 at 7:25pm (AEDT)
Last time they met: R14, 2020: Melbourne 8.4 (52) def St Kilda 7.7 (49) in Alice Springs
Melbourne jumped out to a 3 goal lead by quarter-time and just held on as the Saints fought their way back. Petracca was the star with 4 goals including a late snap for goal to ice the game while Steven May held Max King to just 3 possessions. For the Saints Jack Steele was fantastic with 26 disposals, 8 clearances and 1 goal as he continued his break-out season.
How long since the Saints and Demons have faced each other while undefeated? I know it’s only round 2, but both teams would be elated to start a season 2 and 0!
Despite both teams winning last week, the Saints performance was more impressive overcoming the Giants on the road. Melbourne weren’t overly convincing defeating a very young Fremantle at the MCG and they will need to lift to defeat the improving St Kilda.
With the Saints game-style suiting the new rules and the fast deck at Marvel Stadium, they should be able to overcome Melbourne comfortably.
Melbourne – It’s a plethora of SC riches at Melbourne with Oliver, Petracca, May, Gawn and James Jordon all suiting up today. Most eyes will be on Max Gawn after a slow start last week as he comes up against a very inexperienced Hunter.
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