North Melbourne v Adelaide betting tips and prediction; AFL Rd 9 preview
Welcome to our North Melbourne v Adelaide tips and prediction for their round 9, Saturday afternoon clash at Metricon Stadium.
In what is looming as a battle for the wooden spoon, the winless Crows will be desperate to notch up their first victory, and move within four points of the Roos and within striking distance of getting off the bottom of the ladder.
The bookies believe that the Roos are the team better equipped to win this one, pricing them at $1.50, while the Crows are paying $2.50. The $1.90 line for the Roos vs Crows match has been set at 10.5 at Unibet Australia.
The Roos are coming off a hard-fought loss to Carlton, in a game where they were outpointed for a half, before storming home to lose by seven points.
The Crows played their best game fo the season on Sunday, going down to Essendon by three points, despite having more scoring shots than their opponent. Matt Crouch and Brodie Smith were typically prolific and there was definitely some positives among the younger players, including Lachie Murphy who booted three goals and Ben Keays, who has been consistent for his new club.
The Roos are likely to make several changes to the team that beat the Crows, with Paul Ahern and Aiden Bonar both pushing for a recall. The Roos’ lengthy injury list lost Cam Zurhaar and Jed Anderson, who both got through the game successfully.
Adelaide have also been hit by the injury stick and could lose stand-in captain Tom Doedee to a hamstring injury this week, while Ned McHenry and Darcy Fogarty are available for selection after overcoming injuries.
Below we have highlighted our free North Melbourne v Adelaide betting tips and winner prediction for their round 9 AFL clash being played at Metricon Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Roos v Crows odds
|Start:||2.35pm AEST, Aug 1|
|Venue:||Metricon Stadium, Gold Coast|
|Head-to-head odds:||North Melbourne ($1.50) v Adelaide ($2.50)|
|Line betting:||North Melbourne -10.5 ($1.90) v Adelaide +10.5 ($1.90)|
|Premiership odds:||North Melbourne $501; Adelaide $501|
North Melbourne v Adelaide tips
Our AFL betting expert has scoured the odds for some value and found several North Melbourne v Adelaide tips for Saturday’s game.
Nick Larkey to kick 2+ goals
With Adelaide’s star key defender Tom Doedee unlikely to take on the Roos, we think the lanky Larkey could be hard to stop. The big man will get more traffic with Ben Brown out of the side and at just shy of 200cm he can be hard for an undermanned Crows backline to handle.
North Melbourne to win by 1-39
We can’t see this game being a blowout and we just can’t see the Crows winning with their huge injury list and dismal form. While betting in the Roos to win will net you around a $1.50 price, we think the margin market available at most AFL bookies offers a little bit more value. Take the Roos to win by 1-39 with confidence.
Kangaroos v Crows prediction 1/08/2020
We get the feeling North Melbourne thought they would be more competitive in 2020, and there would be some disappointed Roos’ people right now. If there is one thing Roos fans demand it’s effort and they would have been much happier after the second half of the Blues game. This good will towards the Roos and coach Rhyce Shaw will evaporate quickly if they drop this one. Our final North Melbourne v Adelaide prediction? Roos by 16 points.
Roos v Crows lowdown
Subscription TV: Foxtel; streaming/IPTV: Kayo; mobile: AFL Live Pass.
All of the top online betting sites will offer markets on the AFL.
The game starts at 2:35pm local time on August 1, 2020.
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