AFL round 14 live updates: Melbourne Demons aiming to stay in touch with top eight against St Kilda Saints

Game faces on

Melbourne preparing for their crunch clash against the Saints in the Alice

Lovely surroundings

Fair backdrop for tonight's game!

Dees look to 'Track'

If the Demons are to win tonight, their superstar Christian Petracca is going to have to have a huge night.

He's had a marvellous 2020 to date, averaging 25 disposals, four tackles, four clearances, four inside 50s and four marks a game. He's also booted nine goals.

Christian Petracca.Credit:Getty Images

History on Saints' side

St Kilda have well and truly got the wood on Melbourne, having won 17 of their last 20 meetings, including the last three in a row.

The Saints have never played at Traeger Park, while the Demons have a modest 2-4 record at the venue.

Jake Niall's preview

Here's how our chief football writer sees the contest…



Greetings, everybody!

Hello everyone, and welcome to our rolling coverage of tonight's crunch clash between Melbourne and St Kilda from Traeger Park in the Alice Springs.

The Saints (sixth) look fairly safe when it comes to finals, but this is no time to be complacent, while the Demons’ brief stay in the top eight only lasted one round after they failed a big test of their legitimacy against the Bulldogs last round.

The 11th-placed Melbourne simply must win this game to stay in touch with the top eight, otherwise they could drop to 12th with four rounds left in the season.

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