Triple M’s Leigh Montagna believes Melbourne is the team to beat in the second AFLW season.
The Demons finished third last season, finishing level on points with eventual premiers Adelaide but missing out on the grand final by percentage.
Montagna said on Dead Set Legends that they’re ready to go one better.
"I think Melbourne will probably be the favourites coming into this season,” he said.
“I think they’ll win the flag. They’ve got a great even spread.”
Montagna believes the Demons were unlucky last year, losing games in the wet to Brisbane in round one before dropping a game against GWS in round five, despite recording five more scoring shots.
The Demons get their chance at revenge against the Giants on Saturday afternoon.
"They were unlucky to miss out on the grand final last year. Their only two losses were both in torrential rain,” Montagna said.
“Actually, one of the losses was to GWS last year, but they kicked 1.9 that game, the Demons, so (they) should have won."