Melbourne v Collingwood

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After springing the biggest upset of the season by defeating the high flying Essendon Bombers last weekend, Melbourne  will be full of confidence going into their match against Collingwood  on Monday afternoon. They certainly won’t have things their own way however, with the Magpies having won seven games in a row. They are further boosted by the return of reigning Brownlow medallist Dane Swan, ruckman Darren Jolly and key defender Chris Tarrant, although star midfielder Scott Pendlebury is out with a leg injury.

Where It Will be Won – Just how Melbourne respond to last week’s win over the Essendon will be a key factor in this match. If they have nothing left after last week’s exerts this will be a cakewalk for the Magpies, but if they can take the confidence garnered from their first win of the season and build on it, Collingwood will have a fight on their hands. The Demons will be counting on experienced heads Brent Moloney and Colin Sylvia to take it to the likes of Dane Swan  and Dale Thomas .

Prediction – Collingwood are in great form at the moment and it is hard to see Melbourne matching it with them for four quarters. The Magpies are getting better each week and simply have too much class for the improving Demons. Collingwood 40+

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