The two hottest teams in the competition do battle.
What a cracking way to get things going in Round 15. Melbourne is the buzz team of the competition as they have won four straight games and five of their last six and look set to make a long awaited return to the finals.
After a shocking start to the season the Sydney Swans are also back in the hunt having won three straight games and six of their past seven.
Melbourne will be right in the hunt for a crucial top four finish with a win while Sydney simply has to keep winning to cancel out their poor start to the season.
Both teams snatched victory from the jaws of defeat last week with the Swans charging home to beat Essendon after the siren while Melbourne won through a late goal to Tom McDonald against West Coast.
The biggest negative for the Demons is the fact star utility Jack Watts will again be missing through a hamstring injury and Jesse Hogan is not ready to return from his health issues.
These teams met once last season in Round 13 at the SCG with Sydney saluting by 55 points, however, Melbourne is playing with a new lease on life and should be judged purely on their performances over the past month which is a more accurate reflection of where they are at.
If the Swans are to salute here they need big games from their star midfielders Josh Kennedy and Dan Hannebery. Both had an equal game high 28 touches when these sides last met.
Last week Kennedy had a game high 36 disposals with Hannebery chiming in with 29.
In what promises to be a classic we are sticking with Melbourne to win a thriller.
Lance Franklin kicked a game high four goals when these sides met last and will be keen for a big game after going goalless last week.
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