The big question is: how many points will each side be able to muster?
In a contest of two halves, the AFL is desperate for a win, but will the Demons have the ability to outscore the Bulldogs, especially in the final minutes?
The Demons will have a massive advantage over the Bulldogs after playing in two tough quarters, as they’ve been beaten only once since Round 6, with a win is all that’s required to take the game to a nail-biting final.
The AFL will need to have a clear idea of what to expect from the Demons, especially after the Demons got a run of five unanswered goals in the first quarter.
Coach John Worsfold said the Demons’ game plan for this game was to “beat them on the front foot” and he expects them to “work hard” and have a strong performance.
“I think they’re a very talented team that’s come out of a tough game against Essendon last week,” Worsfall said.
“It’s going to be a tough fight for them in that final third, but hopefully we can have a good game plan, and they can be a bit of a surprise.”
In the opening quarter, the Demons had plenty of chances, and while it was the first time they’d scored in three quarters, the first five were all from inside 50.
“We know we’re a bit rusty, but we’ve got to work hard on the footy,” Worfall said of his team.
“When we get a chance, we’ve done well and we’ll look to play our best footy on Sunday.”
After the first three quarters the Demons were the better team, and the second quarter was all about their midfield.
“They have really good players, and we’re going to work our hardest to get our points,” Wersheweld said.
“They’re very good defensively, so it’s just a matter of us keeping our head down and just working hard.”
In the third quarter we had a couple of good bounces that helped us out a bit, but overall we’ve been very consistent and will be looking to work on our game.
“If we keep the same attitude, we’ll do alright.”
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