Perth has nearly perfect spring weather for its AFL Grand Final debut.
The first bounce on Saturday at 7:15 pm (AEST) predicts that some clouds and temperatures will be around 21 degrees Celsius.
The Meteorological Department does not expect it to rain as Melbourne and the Western Bulldogs duel in the Premier League.
A crowd of over 60,000 will participate in the Optus Stadium clash.
In the second year, due to the COVID-19 epidemic, the Grand Final is being contested away from MCG.
Richmond defeated Brisbane in last year’s Gabber Grand Final.
Melbourne is about to break the infamous curse of Nome Smith and end the club’s 57-year flag drought.
The year after Smith led the devil to their latest flag in 1964, he was fired and then resurrected. Since then, Melbourne has only played two Grand Finals.
Coach Simon Goodwin started the season under great pressure, but has been leading the devil’s renaissance ever since.
The Western Bulldogs broke the 62-year drought five years ago under the direction of Luke Beverridge.
He is currently overseeing an outstanding series of finals in which the Bulldog has overcome serious travel, quarantine and injury issues.
Although they were outsiders in the qualifying finals, they taught Port Adelaide a September lesson and benefited greatly from the final week’s vacation before the Grand Finals.
Melbourne starts a favorite, but the concern is that they only play one match in four weeks.
There is only one team, and all this year, the demon defeated the bulldog with 28 points in round 11 and the dog won 20 in round 19.
Their only Grand Final was 1954, when the Bulldog (then Footscray) outperformed Melbourne by 51 points.
Melbourne captain Max Gown, midfielder Christian Petracca and Bulldogs captain Marcus Bontemperi are the best tips for the Nome Smith medal.
Perth has a spring belt for the Grand Final
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