2020 AFL – Melbourne vs Brisbane Lions Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Melbourne vs Brisbane Lions taking place? Sunday 26th July, 2020 – 09:10 (UK)

Where is Melbourne vs Brisbane Lions taking place? Metricon Stadium, Carrara

What television channel is Melbourne vs Brisbane Lions on? In the UK, five matches each week will be televised on BT Sport and you can see their schedule here. For the TV channel in Australia, visit this link

Where can I stream Melbourne vs Brisbane Lions? If the match is televised in the UK, then BT Sport subscribers will be able to stream it live via BT Sport Player. Additionally, those with a Watch AFL subscription can stream any 2020 AFL match live (outside of Australia). Those in Australia can stream any match live via AFL Live Pass

Where can I get tickets for Melbourne vs Brisbane Lions? Click here for ticket information on 2020 AFL matches

THE TEAM NEWS

MELBOURNE

  • Melbourne made it back-to-back wins as they produced a strong display to defeat Hawthorn last week and they will be looking to make it three victories in a row in a bid to improve to a positive record for the campaign.
  • The Demons moved to 3-3 after a 48-91 success against the Hawks last week in which they came out on top in all four quarters to highlight their dominance in that contest.
  • After such an impressive display, the Demons have opted not to make any changes to their side with the exception of Nathan Jones replacing the injured Aaron vandenBerg.

BRISBANE LIONS

  • Brisbane Lions earned an eye-catching win at GWS Giants last week as they improved to 5-2 for the season and they will hope to make it six wins from their last seven games on this visit to Melbourne.
  • The Lions led by 19 after a solid first half and despite the Giants narrowing that gap in the third quarter, Brisbane responded well to keep the Sydney outfit at bay in the final quarter.
  • It was a strong response to their loss against Geelong Cats in their previous outing and they will come into this with great confidence, although they have lost Stefan Martin to injury with Archie Smith coming into the line-up.

THE PREDICTION

Melbourne have won their last two matches but they face a tough task to improve that record to three successive wins as they host Brisbane Lions at Metricon Stadium. The visitors will go level on points with top of the ladder Port Adelaide if they win this and they will be confident after a good victory over GWS Giants last week. The Demons are capable of posing real problems on their day but need to find more consistency in their game and with that an issue for Melbourne, it is the Lions that should come out on top here.

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