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Geelong Cats vs North Melbourne Predictions & Tips - Hawkins to kick Geelong to victory

  • Geelong vs North Melbourne predictions for Sunday's AFL Round 5 match
  • The match is being played at GMHBA Stadium (07.40am BST)
  • North Melbourne have been beaten by 40+ points in all 4 matches this season
  • Geelong are tipped to make it 7 wins it a row over the Roos
  • Match preview, predictions and latest team news
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Geelong Cats and North Melbourne will face off on Sunday (Getty)
Justin Darcy 17 Apr 2021
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Geelong Cats vs North Melbourne Predictions

North Melbourne were rolled by the Western Bulldogs by nearly 130 points a fortnight ago while last week Adelaide again smashed them by 41 points. They have lost all four games by 40+ point and need a herculian effort to get within 50 points of Geelong Cats.

  • Geelong Cats are 2-2 for this season.
  • Geelong Cats have won their last 6 matches against North Melbourne.
  • Geelong's Tom Hawkins has kicked 3+ goals in 4 of his last 5 matches against North Melbourne.
  • North Melbourne have lost all 4 games by more than 40 points this season.

Head to Head

Geelong have won all six of their most recent clashes against North Melbourne, and expect them to keep adding to this tally after Sunday's match.

Geelong Cats Form

Geelong have traded wins and losses this season and come into this on the back of a defeat to Melbourne Demons last weekend.

That defeat followed a loss to Adelaide Crows and victories over Brisbane Lions and Hawthorn.

There is no doubt that Geelong Cats' squad has displayed age in the legs during the opening month of the season, but they should still have too much fire power for a depleted North Melbourne outfit.

Tom Hawkins has not yet found his form of 2020, but he is slowly building to it. With such a good record against North Melbourne, this is his opportunity to kick five or six goals and get some of the swagger back about him.

Geelong Cats Team News

Geelong have dropped Jordan Clark, Zach Guthrie, Quinton Narkle and Max Holmes. They also lose Mark O'Connor to injury.

Patrick Dangerfield and Gary Rohan both available after suspensions and Brandon Parfitt has recovered from a hip injury.

Sam De Koning, meanwhile, makes his debut.

Jeremy Cameron is still one to two weeks away from returning to the side, but Patrick Dangerfield is set to return from his suspension.

Geelong Cats Team List

B: L.Henderson, M.Blicavs, J.Bews
HB: T.Atkins, J.Kolodjashnij, T.Stewart
C: I.Smith, P.Dangerfield, Z.Tuohy
HF: G.Miers, S.De Koning, J.Henry
F: G.Rohan, T.Hawkins, B.Close
FOLL: R.Stanley, C.Guthrie, J.Selwood
I/C: S.Menegola, M.Duncan, B.Parfitt, L.Dahlhaus
EMG: Q.Narkle, Z.Guthrie, J.Clark, J.Jenkins

North Melbourne Form

How to talk about North Melbourne's form? Uncompetitive is the word that comes to mind after what has been a horrible 0-4 start to 2021.

The Roos have not got near any of the four sides that they have faced this season and their side lacks strength and quality.

The one thing they have going for them is a confident Jaidyn Stephenson, but he has been unable to prevent 40-plus point defeats to Port Adelaide, Gold Coast Suns, Western Bulldogs and Adelaide Crows.

North Melbourne Team News

The Kangaroos' injury list is one of the bigger in the competition, with Luke McDonald (pectoral), Cam Zurhaar (concussion) and Luke Davies-Uniacke (calf) joining the likes of Jared Polec and Robbie Tarrant on the extended absentee list.

Josh Walker comes back into the Roos side, and Atu Bosenavulagi has been named for his debut.

North Melbourne Team List

B: A.Bonar, B.McKay, S.Atley
HB: J.Ziebell, J.Walker, A.Hall
C: C.Lazzaro, J.Simpkin, T.Powell
HF: K.Turner, T.Campbell, T.Thomas
F: J.Mahony, N.Larkey, J.Stephenson
FOLL: T.Goldstein, B.Cunnington, W.Phillips
I/C: B.Scott, A.Bosenavulagi, L.Young, K.Hayden
EMG: C.Taylor, T.Garner, C.Menadue, T.Xerri

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A same game multi is tipped with Geelong to win by 40+ points and Tom Hawkins to kick five or more goals.

Best Bet: Hawkins 5+/Geelong 40+ Same Game Multi @350.00 at BetMGM - 2 Units

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