Dockers Can Continue Demons' Dismal Year

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Fremantle will be hoping to nurse Matthew Pavlich through to the finals. Image courtesy of adelaidenow.com.au/Getty Images
Last 5 Meetings

Round 9, 2013 – Fremantle 130 d Melbourne 40 at Patersons Stadium
Round 23, 2012 – Fremantle 101 d Melbourne 40 at Patersons Stadium
Round 16, 2012 – Fremantle 117 d Melbourne 83 at Etihad Stadium
Round 13, 2011 – Melbourne 149 d Fremantle 60 at MCG
Round 16, 2010 – Fremantle 82 d Melbourne 71 at Patersons Stadium


Current Form

  Rd 16    Rd 17    Rd 18    Rd 19    Rd 20 
Melbourne

L

L

L

L

L

Fremantle

W

L

W

W

W



Ins and outs

Fremantle midfielder Stephen Hill has had his injury concerns this season, but he returns to the Dockers’ line-up this week. The speedster was a late withdrawal from the flogging of Western Sydney due to hamstring tightness. Clancee Pearce and Luke McPharlin are set to return in the next fortnight.

Melbourne high-flyer Jeremy Howe comes back in to the Demons’ team after missing the loss to the Suns with a calf injury. Defender Mitch Clisby is suspended while backman Daniel Nicholson has been omitted.


Prediction

After a couple of ordinary performances in a row in Victoria, Fremantle found its form away from home two weeks back when it easily accounted for Carlton. It’s a fair step down taking on Melbourne, and Freo showed what mood it is in at the moment when it absolutely destroyed GWS last weekend. Jeremy Howe’s return is a big plus for Melbourne, but they’ll have little else to cheer about on Sunday afternoon. Fremantle by 64 points .

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