We take a look at Saturday afternoons (24/8/2019) AFL 2019 Week 23 match is between the North Melbourne Kangaroos and Melbourne Demons.With finals now out of the question for both sides it’s hard to get excited about this game. North Melbourne should win comfortably.
When: Saturday August 24th, 2:10pm
Where: Blundstone Arena (Hobart)
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
If the Roos can end their season with a win on Saturday afternoon in Hobart they will reach double figure wins in 2019 after a slow start to the season. They are favourites to do just that against a miserable Demons side that’s claimed just five victories in 2019 after being preliminary finalists last season.
North bounced back from their historically poor showing against the Cats in round 21 where they scored just 14 points to beat Port by 86 points. Tall forwards dominated that match, with Ben Brown booting 10 goals and Nick Larkey getting a bag of five. The Dees woes continued as they lost by 53 points to the Swans as favourites at the ‘G.
The Kangaroos are just 1-2 at Blundstone Arena this season, but boast a 14-5 record at the ground since 2009, covering the line 14 times. The Dees have played just once at Blundstone Arena in the past decade, losing by four points.
Melbourne has won just one of its past five against North, but did taste victory in round three when they won by 37 points. The Wolf senses the Roos will turn the tables this time and have a big win at the home away from home. The Dees have well and truly switched off for the season and will be hanging out for the off-season.
Tip: North Melbourne Kangaroos at $1.26
Value Tip: First Goal Scorer: Christian Petracca at $12
B Marley Williams, Scott D. Thompson, Jasper Pittard
HB Jamie Macmillan, Robbie Tarrant, Shaun Atley
C Trent Dumont, Shaun Higgins, Jared Polec
HF Kayne Turner, Nick Larkey, Jack Ziebell
F Tarryn Thomas, Ben Brown, Cameron Zurhaar
FOL Todd Goldstein, Jy Simpkin, Ben Cunnington
I/C Taylor Garner, Nathan Hrovat, Sam Durdin, Mason Wood
EMG Ben McKay, Tom Murphy, Tom Campbell, Lachlan Hosie
IN Mason Wood
OUT Jed Anderson (Injured)
B Jayden Hunt, Sam Frost, Christian Salem
HB Jordan Lewis, Jake Lever, Nathan Jones
C James Harmes, Angus Brayshaw, Billy Stretch
HF Jay Kennedy Harris, Bayley Fritsch, Jake Melksham
F Corey Wagner, Braydon Preuss, Christian Petracca
FOL Max Gawn, Jack Viney, Clayton Oliver
I/C Charlie Spargo, Michael Hibberd, Alex Neal-Bullen, Marty Hore
EMG Jay Lockhart, Josh Wagner, Declan Keilty, Kyle Dunkley
IN Jayden Hunt, Braydon Preuss
OUT Kyle Dunkley (Omitted), Kade Chandler (Injured)
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change