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Collingwood to Face Melbourne in Crucial AFL Showdown on King’s Birthday

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Collingwood and Melbourne are set to clash in a pivotal AFL showdown at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on the King's Birthday public holiday. Both teams, Collingwood and Melbourne, currently sit level on 28 points in the AFL ladder, with only points differential separating them from the top eight teams.

The reigning premiers, Collingwood, are coming off a narrow defeat against the Bulldogs in their last match, while Melbourne faced a crushing 92-point loss to Fremantle. Both sides will be eager to bounce back and secure a crucial victory in this highly anticipated fixture.

The match between Collingwood and Melbourne is scheduled to kick off at 3:20 pm local time on the 10th of June at the MCG in Melbourne. Fans across different regions in Australia can tune in to watch the game live on Fox Footy or Channel 7, with broadcast times varying based on location.

According to bookmakers, Collingwood enters the game as the favourite with odds of 1.80, while Melbourne is considered the underdog at 2.00. With the stakes high and both teams vying for a win, the match is expected to deliver an intense and thrilling contest on the field.

In team news, Collingwood welcomes back Hoskin-Elliot and Kreuger to the lineup, while Johnson and Parker make way for the new additions. On the other hand, Melbourne introduces van Rooyen, Billings, Laurie, and Howes for the upcoming clash, with Tomlinson, Hunter, Woewoding, and McAdam omitted from the team.

Fans who are unable to watch the match live can stream it and catch up on the action through Kayo Sports, ensuring they don’t miss a moment of the highly anticipated battle between Collingwood and Melbourne.

Rachel Adams

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