We take a look at Sunday’s (07/07/2019) AFL 2019 Week 16 match is between North Melbourne Kangaroos and St Kilda Saints. We take a look at both teams odds and give our tips and value tips for the match.
When: Sunday July 7th, 3:20pm
Where: Blundstone Arena (Hobart)
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
Much like the Blues, the Roos have enjoyed a resurgence since changing coach. They are now in 11th spot on the ladder and playing sublime footy, with last round’s 44-point thumping of Collingwood evidence of that. North restricted the Pies to just five goals for the match and could have won by a lot more had their kicking for goal been better. Captain Jack Ziebell was superb with 3 goals and 25 touches, with the Roos taking a staggering 14 marks inside 50. St Kilda put together a solid first half against Richmond, but faded badly in the third and fourth terms, giving up 7 goals in the final quarter to lose by 33 points. They slip to 14th after that loss, with the pressure ramping up on coach Alan Richardson.
North’s happy hunting ground in Hobart has been anything but this season. They have dropped both of their matches at Blundstone Arena to fall to 13-5 in the past decade at the ground after starting the season a sublime 13-3. They have suffered narrow losses in both of those defeats, falling by an average of 14 points. They have covered the handicap in neither of those matches, despite being 8-6 against the spread in 2019.
St Kilda is winless at Blundstone Arena in the past decade, losing by an average of 8 goals. Their recent overall form has been abysmal, going 3-7 in their past 10. The Wolf simply can’t back a side that’s in the bottom four for points scored and disposals per game, when North is a better than average side in both categories. The Roos should roll if they are serious about playing in September.
Tip: North Melbourne Kangaroos at $1.28
Value Tip: First Goal Scorer: Mason Wood at $10.00
B: Williams, Thompson, Durdin
HB: Pittard, Tarrant, McDonald
C: Dumont, Anderson, Polec
HF: Thomas, Wood, Atley
F: Zurhaar, Brown, Simpkin
FOLL: Goldstein, Cunnington, Ziebell
INT (from): Davies-Uniacke, Ahern, Larkey, Turner, Taylor, Macmillan, Campbell, Hosie
IN: Ahern, Taylor, Macmillan, Campbell, Hosie
B: Coffield, Carlisle, Savage
HB: Wilkie, Battle, Clark
C: Billings, Ross, Hannebery
HF: Hind, Bruce, Sinclair
F: Gresham, Membrey, Long
FOLL: Marshall, Dunstan, Steele
INT (from): Acres, Newnes, Armitage, Brown, Paton, Parker, McKenzie, Rowe
IN: Newnes, Armitage, Brown, Rowe
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change