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How to watch Melbourne Demons vs Collingwood Magpies AFL live and free

Posted: 15 August 2020 11:29 am
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Melbourne Demons vs Collingwood Magpies

2 teams in fierce battles to keep their AFL seasons alive clash when Melbourne face Collingwood. This is how to watch.

SUMMARY: Demons vs Magpies is exclusive to Fox Footy. If you already subscribe to Foxtel you're good to go, if not your best option is to stream live on Kayo Sports. You can watch for free using this 14-day trial. This gets you access to all its unique features and 50 additional live sports.

Melbourne vs Collingwood is a clash of two Victorian teams that are just managing to keep their 2020 campaigns afloat. The Demons were under enormous pressure before a two-game winning streak left them just one win outside the top eight entering this round.

The Magpies were also seemingly in freefall before their own consecutive wins gave them a little respite and seventh place on the ladder. Now there are a huge four points on the table for one of these sides as the season inches towards the play-offs.

When is Melbourne Demons vs Collingwood Magpies?

The opening bounce for this important round 12 clash is at 5:10pm AEST at the Gabba in Queensland on Saturday 15 August. You can see a full breakdown of the AFL draw here.

How to watch Melbourne vs Collingwood

Channel 7 and Foxtel share the rights to broadcast AFL matches in Australia this season. But this clash is exclusive to Fox Footy. That means the only way you can watch it anywhere in Australia is with a subscription to Foxtel iQ, Foxtel Now or Kayo Sports.

Live stream AFL on Kayo: Start your 14-day FREE trial now

You can see a comparison of Kayo vs Foxtel here, while we also have insights into how to get Fox Sports without Foxtel. If you are overseas, you can also follow all the action with Watch AFL. For comprehensive insights on broadcast details, check out our 2020 AFL guide.

Stream Melbourne vs Collingwood on Kayo Sports

Out of the available options, we think Kayo is the best value. Right now, it is offering a 14-day free trial so you can give it all a test run. All up, Kayo broadcasts more than 50 sports, including a huge library of evergreen content. So you have plenty to keep you occupied during the trial period.

After the free trial, a Basic subscription is $25/month to watch on 2 screens or $35/month for a third screen. You can check it all out in our Kayo Sports review. Kayo is compatible with Macs and PCs, plus iOS and Android devices, Chromecast, Apple TV, Android TV, Telstra TV, Sony Bravia TV and Samsung TV (2017 or later).

Kayo also has a wide range of special features to add to your viewing experience. SplitView lets you watch up to four sports at once on the same screen. Other features include Interactive Stats, No Spoilers, Key Moments and more.

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Who will win Melbourne vs Collingwood?

Just when the death knell was about to toll on both of these clubs in 2020, back-to-back wins have kept them breathing. There were big expectations on Collingwood coming into the season but injuries and off-field issues have left them clinging to a place in the top eight.

Few people have been able to get an accurate reading on the Demons in more than two years. Preliminary finalists in 2018 amid much fanfare, they then plummeted to 17th the following season. We're not convinced either side is a genuine threat, but believe the Pies should be too strong at the Gabba.

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