We take a look at Saturday’s (13/07/2019) AFL 2019 Week 17 match is between Essendon Bombers and North Melbourne Kangaroos. We take a look at both teams odds and give our tips and value tips for the match.
When: Saturday July 13, 4:35pm
Where: Marvel Stadium
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
Two sides on the cusp of the eight face off on Saturday afternoon with plenty to play for, as both the in-form Dons and Roos meet at Marvel Stadium. At 8-7, the Bombers might finally be starting to hit their straps as winners of four of their past five games, with the Roos doing even better, winning five of their last six, their lone loss coming against GWS.
Last round the Dons accounted for the Swans by 10 points at the MCG, with North never troubled by St Kilda in a 39-point win in Hobart. Cameron Zurhaar and Nick Larkey both snagged five goals apiece, with North’s weapons up forward sure to be a key emphasis of Essendon’s coaching staff in this one. In their round five Good Friday meeting it was all Essendon as they Dons prevailed by 58 points to notch their biggest win of the season. Essendon’s midfield was all over North, who are a much improved side since that April encounter.
Matches involving Essendon this campaign have gone overwhelmingly under the total match points, with the over saluting just three times. At Marvel Stadium, they are 1-4 over/under. North plays its best footy under the roof, winning five of its eight games at Docklands this season and is 6-2 against the spread at the ground. In a coin flip game, The Wolf is backing the outsiders from Arden Street to continue their hot form and be too strong up forward for the Bombers.
Tip: North Melbourne Kangaroos at $1.88
Value Tip: First Goal Scorer: Ben Brown at $7.50
B: Redman, Hooker, Gleeson
HB: Guelfi, Hurley, Saad
C: McKenna, Merrett, Zaharakis
HF: McGrath, Laverde, McDonald-Tipungwuti
F: Fantasia, Brown, Clarke
FOLL: McKernan, Shiel, Parish
I/C: Clarke, Stringer, Francis, Langford
EMG: Snelling, Zerk-Thatcher, Hartley, Ham
B: Williams, Thompson, Macmillan
HB: Pittard, Tarrant, Atley
C: Dumont, Anderson, Polec
HF: Thomas, Larkey, Ziebell
F: Zurhaar, Brown, Turner
FOLL: Goldstein, Cunnington, Simpkin
I/C: McDonald, Ahern, Wood, Taylor
EMG: Davies-Uniacke, Durdin, Campbell, Hrovat
IN: Macmillan, Taylor
OUT: Davies-Uniacke (omitted), Durdin (omitted)
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change