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North Melbourne vs Brisbane Lions Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds - Weakened Kangaroos no match for Lions

  • North Melbourne host Brisbane Lions at Metricon Stadium
  • First bounce is scheduled for 5.35am BST on Saturday
  • The Lions have won the last two meetings between the sides
  • North Melbourne could be without 17 unavailable players
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Brisbane Lions can record a big win (Getty Images)

Brisbane Lions get the chance to enhance their minor premiership claims against North Melbourne at Metricon Stadium on Saturday. With star man Charlie Cameron passed fit to play for the Lions, this could be a percentage-booster against the undermanned Kangaroos.

North Melbourne Form


North Melbourne slipped to 16th spot on the ladder after going down by 57 points to Melbourne Demons last weekend at Adelaide Oval. The Roos have suffered two heavy losses in a row having also been on the wrong end of a 33-point margin against Geelong Cats.

North did secure a third win of the season in Round 9, but their 69-point victory was over the winless and hapless Adelaide Crows. 

North Melbourne Team News


The Kangaroos' absentee list now stands at up to 17 missing for this game with Jamie Macmillan unavailable and Jed Anderson, Ben Brown and Robbie Tarrant all doubts.

*Round 11 teams are listed as Round 12 teams are unavailable

B: B.McKay, R.Tarrant, L.McDonald
HB: S.Atley, J.Walker, A.Bonar
C: J.Macmillan, J.Simpkin, J.Polec
HF: C.Zurhaar, N.Larkey, S.Higgins
F: A.Hall, M.Daw, B.Scott
FOLL: T.Goldstein, L.Davies-Uniacke, T.Dumont
INT: J.Anderson, J.Pittard, S.Durdin, J.Mahony

Brisbane Lions Form


The Lions bounced back from a loss to Richmond Tigers with a very impressive victory over the Western Bulldogs last week as they recorded a 24-point win.

Second-placed Brisbane will see this as great opportunity to maintain the pressure on ladder leaders Port Adelaide, and a potential percentage booster against the undermanned North Melbourne.

Brisbane Lions Team News


Charlie Cameron has been passed fit to line up for the Lions, who could also welcome back Cam Rayner from a hamstring strain.

*Round 11 teams are listed as Round 12 teams are unavailable

B: D.Rich, H.Andrews, D.Gardiner
HB: A.Witherden, B.Starcevich, N.Answerth
C: M.Robinson, D.Zorko, H.McCluggage
HF: J.Berry, D.McStay, L.McCarthy
F: Z.Bailey, E.Hipwood, C.Cameron
FOLL: O.McInerney, J.Lyons, L.Neale
I/C: C.Ah Chee, G.Birchall, C.Ellis-Yolmen, M.Eagles

North Melbourne vs Brisbane Lions Head to Head


Brisbane won both meetings last year, but North Melbourne had been victorious in the previous six before that. The two sides have never met at Metricon Stadium before.

North Melbourne vs Brisbane Lions Odds


Brisbane are red-hot favourites at 1.15 with North Melbourne 5.50 in the head to head betting. The line has been set at -29.5 points for the Lions.

North Melbourne vs Brisbane Lions Stats


  • North Melbourne have lost 8 of their last 9 matches.
  • Brisbane have won 8 of their last 10 matches.
  • Brisbane have won the last two meetings between the sides.
  • North Melbourne's Todd Goldstein is ranked first for clearances this season.

North Melbourne vs Brisbane Lions FAQ

What time does the North Melbourne vs Brisbane Lions game start?

The North Melbourne vs Brisbane Lions match begins at 5.35am BST on Saturday, August 15.

Where is the North Melbourne vs Brisbane Lions game taking place?

The North Melbourne vs Brisbane Lions match is played at Metricon Stadium in Gold Coast, Australia.

Can I watch a live stream of the North Melbourne vs Brisbane Lions match?

You can check out our live streaming hub to see how you can live stream the North Melbourne vs Brisbane Lions match.

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Verdict

The Lions should win this comfortably, but the "by 40+ margin" might be tough. Take them to cover the line instead against the weakened North side.

Best Bet: Lions -29.5 Match Line Bet @-109.89 at BetMGM - 2 Units

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