Melbourne v Brisbane betting tips, prediction and odds; AFL round 12 preview 2021

Welcome to our Melbourne v Brisbane tips, prediction and odds analysis ahead of their AFL round 12 clash at Giants Stadium on Friday night.

In what is looming as one of the matches of the season, the Demons v Brisbane clash has been moved from the MCG to Giants Stadium, following the covid outbreak in Victoria.

The Demons are still favourites for the clash, priced at $1.81 to win, but the Lions have found more fans now it’s away from Victoria, being crunched into $2.04. The line has been set at a very narrow 2.5, which won’t be tempting us.

Melbourne is coming off a massive victory over the Western Bulldogs, which may have been the match that let the AFL world know they are the real deal. They have also been backed into $5.50 to win the premiership.

Brisbane has won five successive games and are coming off a last start 64-point demolition of the Giants, with their even spread of goal-kickers proving a nightmare for opposition teams.

The Lions could be boosted by Brownlow Medallist Lachie Neale, who has missed a significant chunk of games with an ankle injury, and Ryan Lester (hamstring).

The Demons have lost influential wingman Ed Langon for this clash after suffering a concussion, while Jack Viney’s toe injury also looks likely to keep him out again.

Continue reading for our free Melbourne v Brisbane betting tips and winner prediction for their AFL clash at Giants Stadium on Friday night.

Start: 7.50pm AEST, June 4
Venue: Giants Stadium, Sydney
Head-to-head odds: Melbourne ($1.81) v Brisbane ($2.03)
Line betting: Melbourne -2.5 ($1.90) v Brisbane +2.5 ($1.90)
Premiership odds: Melbourne $4.50; Brisbane $5.50

Melbourne v Brisbane tips

WGL’s AFL betting expert has assessed the markets and found some free Melbourne v Brisbane tips:

Sam Weidemann to kick 3+ goals

We just missed with Weidemann last week, but we did see how he can help punters with limited touches. You can almost guarantee if Weidemann has three shots at goal, he will kick at least two. We think with the Lions backline missing Darcy Gardiner and Jack Payne, he could be the one to get an inexperienced defender. He is again offering nice value at $6.50 with Unibet.

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Max Gawn to have over 100 Super Coach points

Ruckmen have dominated AFL fantasy scores in recent years, with Gawn one of the ringleaders in this trend. Even if he does not get a huge amount of possessions, his hitout dominance (which will be large against the Lions) will get him the points. Is not offering great value, but you can almost bank this in your same game multis.

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Melbourne v Brisbane prediction 4/6/2021

These two teams have clearly been among the better performers in 2021 and it is hard to split them. The Demons midfield looks stronger on paper, while the Lions forward-line shades their opponent’s. We think the rain about probably helps the Demons, with their greater depth through the midfield, which is enough for us to take them in a close one, but who really knows with Neale back for the Lions. It should be a beauty. Our final Melbourne v Brisbane prediction? Demons by nine points.

How can I watch the Demons vs Lions AFL clash?

Subscription TV: Foxtel; streaming/IPTV: Kayo; Free-to-air: Channel 7

How can I bet on the Melbourne Demons v Brisbane Lions round 12, 2021 AFL game?

All of the top AFL betting sites will offer markets on the AFL.

What time does the Melbourne vs Brisbane game start?

The game starts at 7:50pm AEST, June 4, 2021.

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