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North Melbourne vs Brisbane Lions Predictions & Tips - Lions set for big win over Roos

  • North Melbourne vs Brisbane predictions for their AFL Round 14 match
  • The game is being played at Blundstone Arena in Hobart (7.35am BST)
  • Brisbane's last 4 matches have all gone over the total match points line
  • The Lions have won 3 in a row against the North and are tipped for another
  • Preview, stats, team news & predictions can be found below
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North Melbourne are facing a drubbing from the Brisbane Lions (Getty)
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North Melbourne vs Brisbane Lions Predictions


Brisbane were arguably the form of the competition prior to their 22 point defeat at the hands of the ladder leaders Melbourne Demons.

Looking to stay in the top four and within reach of the top two, they are tipped for a big win in Hobart against bottom of the ladder North Melbourne.

  • North Melbourne have lost 10 of their 12 matches this season
  • North Melbourne have lost their last 3 matches against Brisbane Lions
  • Brisbane Lions have won 7 of their last 8 matches
  • Brisbane's last 4 matches have all gone over the total match points line
  • Brisbane rank top 3 in the AFL for kicks per game, points per game & clearances per game this season
  • North Melbourne rank last for points per game this season

Head to Head


From their last 10 clashes, it's all tied up at five a piece although Brisbane have won their last three matches against North Melbourne.

That includes a one point victory at Blundstone Arena in Round 12, 2020 which was the last time these two sides met.

North Melbourne Form


While the Kangaroos will still be at least two to three years away from threatening a finals berth, they are at least becoming competitve as this season wears on and are blooding some promising young players in the process.

Last Sunday against the GWS Giants, there were plenty of positives to take away for North Melbourne after an unlucky draw.

The Roos looked quite potent down forward following some quick play and nice ball movement between the arcs, but they made plenty of mistakes.

They did tire late last week after being up for so much of that contest, so a quick rebound is needed, especially early against Brisbane, an opponent that has no trouble hitting the scoreboard.


North Melbourne Team News


One change sees Luke McDonald come in for the injured Taylor Garner.

North Melbourne Team List


B: L. McDonald, B. McKay, S. Atley
HB: J. Ziebell, R. Tarrant, A. Hall
C: T. Dumont, B. Cunnington, J. Simpkin
HF: J. Stephenson, J. Walker, C. Zurhaar
F: J. Mahony, N. Larkey, T. Powell
FOLL: T. Goldstein, L. Davies-Uniacke, T. Thomas
I/C: C. Taylor, B. Scott, K. Turner, T. Xerri
EMG: La. Young, W. Phillips, E. Ford, T. Campbell

Brisbane Lions Form


The Lions were one of the in-form teams in the AFL heading into their Round 12 clash against ladder leaders Melbourne Demons.

They led that match by 20 points at half time before the Demons ran away with it in the last quarter.

As a premiership fancy for 2021 and currently sitting fourth on the ladder, Brisbane can't afford to be dropping games such as this one against the Kangaroos and with percentage potentially playing a key part later in the year.

A high scoring team that are dangerous at the clearances and with a strong defence led by Harris Andrews, Grant Birchall and Daniel Rich, it's hard to see how North pick the Lions apart on Saturday.

Brisbane Lions Team News


Dayne Zorko is suspended and Ryan Lester is injured for the Lions.

James Madden comes into the Brisbane side.


Brisbane Lions Team List


B: J. Prior, H. Andrews, B. Starcevich
HB: D. Rich, M. Adams, G. Birchall
C: Z. Bailey, L. Neale, H. McCluggage
HF: C. Ah Chee, J. Daniher, L. McCarthy
F: D. McStay, E. Hipwood, C. Cameron
FOLL: O. McInerney, J. Lyons, M. Robinson
I/C: D. Robertson, K. Coleman, R. Mathieson, J. Madden
EMG: T. Berry, T. Fullarton, T. Joyce, C. Ballenden

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Verdict

The Lions will be disappointed if this isn't at least a 7-8 goal win against the Kangaroos, so the -34.5 line is appealing.

It could be a blowout, so small stakes on the 60+ winning margin is recommended.

Best Bet: Brisbane -34.5 Handicap @-105.26 at BetMGM - 4 Units
Value Bet: Brisbane Lions by 60+ Alternative Winning Margin @270.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit

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