Geelong v North Melbourne betting tips, predictions & odds; AFL Rd 10 preview
Welcome to our Geelong v North Melbourne betting tips, predictions and odds analysis ahead of their round 10 AFL clash being played at the Gabba on Wednesday evening.
The Cats have been installed as $1.37 favourites for the clash, while North Melbourne are rank outsiders, priced at $3.10 to cause a boilover. The line has been set at 15.5 by Unibet.com.au.
Both teams are coming off four-day breaks, with the 14th-placed Kangaroos winning the early game against Adelaide on Saturday, while the sixth-placed Cats lost a thriller to West Coast after leading almost the entire match.
The Roos had 13 players ruled out through injury for selection against Adelaide, including some of their biggest names. The Roos also reacted savagely to a disappointing run of form by dropping spearhead Ben Brown and boom recruit Jared Polec.
While the pair will be available for selection against the Cats, Rhyce Shaw has a headache because his team produced its best form of the season, with the 69-point demolition of Adelaide, that was punctuated by more daring ball movement and multiple forward targets.
The Cats are likely to be boosted by skipper Joel Selwood who was touch and go for the clash against the Eagles, but they will take no chances with the veteran, with the hectic AFL schedule putting unparalleled stress on players’ bodies. Jack Steven, who was managed, Tom Atkins and ruckman Rhys Stanley will also come into consideration. Young mid Charlie Constable is a confirmed out after suffering a concussion against the Eagles.
Below we have highlighted our Geelong v North Melbourne betting tips and winner prediction for their match being played at the Gabba from 5:40pm on Wednesday evening.
Cats v Kangaroos odds
|Start:||5.40pm AEST, August 5|
|Head-to-head odds:||Geelong ($1.37) v North Melbourne ($3.10)|
|Line betting:||Geelong -15.5 ($1.90) v North Melbourne +15.5 ($1.90)|
|Premiership odds:||Geelong $15; North Melbourne $501|
Geelong v North Melbourne tips
Our AFL betting expert has scoured the odds for some value and found several Cats v Kangaroos tips for Wednesday’s game.
Esava Ratugolea to kick 3+ goals
The talented Cats utility has been deployed for long stints in the ruck in recent weeks, with both Rhys Stanley and Darcy Fort injured. Ratugolea is a proven goalkicker when played forward and we are tipping he could be a key player in this contest, with Stanley back to handle the bulk of the ruck and Roos ace Robbie Tarrant set to blanket star forward Tom Hawkins. Ratugolea is paying $11 with Unibet.com.au to kick 3+ goals which we think is great value.
Nick Larkey to kick 2+ goals
North youngster Nick Larkey has shown plenty since being introduced into the AFL. And we think he might kick a few goals against the Cats. If Brown returns, and with the improved form of Cam Zurhaar, it might be Larkey that benefits and the $3.10 on offer for him to kick 2+ is good enough for us.
Geelong v North Melbourne prediction 5/8/2020
We think Geelong might be in better shape then North Melbourne Melbourne at the moment, with injuries and form. It is hard to read much into the Roos’ win over Adelaide, because the the Crows are struggling so much in 2020. The Roos without Ben Cunnington and Jack Ziebell just won’t be able to match the hardened edge of the Cats’ midfield and they also look more experienced at both ends of the park. Our final Geelong v North Melbourne prediction? Cats by 26 points.
Cats vs Kangaroos lowdown
Subscription TV: Foxtel; streaming/IPTV: Kayo; mobile: AFL Live Pass.
All of the best online betting sites will offer markets on the AFL.
The game starts at 5:40 AEST on August 5, 2020.
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