The Demons will be back in the finals for the first time since 2006 with a victory.
The wait for long suffering Melbourne supporters is nearly over. Should Melbourne beat the bottom placed Brisbane Lions at the MCG on Sunday then they will make the finals for the first time in 11 years.
It has been a miserable decade for Melbourne supporters but the years of pain made the victory over fellow finals aspirants St Kilda even sweeter last Sunday.
Melbourne was brilliant in the first half before surviving a St Kilda surge in the third quarter to prevail by 24 points.
The Brisbane Lions have shown huge improvement in the second half of the season and have given their supporters genuine cause for optimism for the future.
Unfortunately the Lions have struggled at the MCG having failed to win a game at the ground this season and are 1-6 at the home of football heading back to 2013.
The Lions have struggled on the road this season with a 1-8 record outside the Sunshine State this year after going 1-9 last season.
The Melbourne midfield was clinical last week in the win over St Kilda with inspirational leader Nathan Jones collecting a game high 35 disposals and Clayton Oliver racking up 32.
Those two should find plenty of footy again this week and are a good bet to collect 30 possessions or more.
Unibet is offering $2 on Melbourne winning the game into Oliver racking up 30 disposals or more.
Melbourne is now just $1.16 to make the finals and punters anticipating that they will win their first premiership since 1964 can now help themselves to seemingly attractive price of $34 with Sportsbet.
These teams met in Round 9 at the MCG with the Demons winning by 63 points.
Star forward Jesse Hogan booted a game high five goals but it was a performance where Melbourne spread the goals on the way to recording a comfortable victory and we anticipate a similar result here.
Nathan Jones had a game high 35 disposals last week and looks a good bet to collect the most.
MELBOURNE AT THE LINE
NATHAN JONES 35 DISPOSALS OR MORE