Of all the higher-ranked teams in the first week of the finals, it looks as though Melbourne has the most to worry about in terms of an upset, based on history.
Under the current top-eight system, which was introduced in 2000, first, second and sixth all have fairly strong records in their respective first-up finals.
So Richmond, West Coast and Sydney can take solace from that.
But fifth and eighth have split their contests down the middle 9-9. That will surely give the Cats an extra lift of confidence heading into the first elimination final against the Demons!
First Qualifying Final head-to-head
First 13, Fourth 5
Second Qualifying Final head-to-head
Second 13, Third 5
First Elimination Final head-to-head
Fifth 9, Eighth 9
Second Elimination Final head-to-head
Sixth 12, Seventh 6