Simon Goodwin has inherited Melbourne just at the right time.
Punters have identified the Demons as the big improvers in 2017 and their price has been trimmed up from $33 to $23 on the back of plenty of money.
Maybe it’s asking too much for the Dees to win the flag, but Melbourne has been the fourth most popular team to make the 8 at $2.20.
The Demons have improved their finishing position every year for the past three, so it makes sense to back them to be amongst the September action.
Odds taken from Sportsbet.com.au:
To make Top 8: $2.20
Wooden Spoon: $41
Over/Under wins: 11.5
Projected finish: 8th