How to watch Gold Coast Suns vs Melbourne Demons AFL live and match preview
Fresh from a big win in Round 1, the Gold Coast face the biggest challenge in football when they host the reigning premiers.
The Gold Coast defeated the West Coast Eagles in Perth for the first time in their history last week on the back of a polished second-half display led by their kids. Having trailed by 19 points in the second quarter, they ran away with a 27-point win.
The Demons premiership defence started in style as they downed the Bulldogs by 26 points last week in a strong display of football in front of their adoring fans.
When is Gold Coast vs Melbourne?
This clash is on Saturday, 26 March at Metricon Stadium on the Gold Coast, kicking off at 8pm AEDT.
How to watch Gold Coast vs Melbourne live
The AFL season will once again be split between Channel 7 and Fox Footy. While the free-to-air broadcast varies by state, Hawks vs Roos is a Fox Sports exclusive.
That means you can only watch the game with a subscription to either Kayo Sports, Foxtel or Foxtel Now. Thankfully, both Kayo and Foxtel Now come with free trials. We have a full guide on how to stream the 2022 AFL season if you're keen to find out more.
Stream Gold Coast vs Melbourne on Kayo Sports
You can watch Gold Coast vs Melbourne for free using Kayo's 14-day free trial for new users. After the trial period, a Basic subscription is $25 a month to watch on 2 screens or $35 a month for a third screen.
Kayo also has a wide range of special features to add to your viewing experience. SplitView lets you watch up to 4 sports at once on the same screen. Other features include Interactive Stats, No Spoilers, Key Moments and more.
Kayo broadcasts more than 50 sports in total. This weekend, that includes NRL, F1, NBA and the new Super Netball season. You can see the full list of sports on Kayo here.
Kayo is compatible with Macs and PCs, plus iOS and Android devices, Chromecast, Apple TV, Android TV, Telstra TV, Sony Bravia TV, Hisense TV and Samsung TV (2017 or later).
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Gold Coast vs Melbourne match preview
Even though West Coast were ripe for the picking, the Gold Coast Suns still had to work hard to record what in the end was an impressive victory. The likes of Rankine, Witts, Miller and company really led the charge and they'll need another big display this week.
Melbourne's defensive prowess was again on full display last week, conceding just 16 scoring shots as they slowly strangled the Bulldogs' ball movement.
Despite a 20-minute burst where they conceded 8 goals, the Demons were largely flawless. As good as the Suns have looked at times, it is difficult to see them having enough strength to topple the reigning premiers.
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