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North Melbourne vs Sydney Swans Betting Tips & Preview - Can the Kangaroos get the jump on the Swans?

  • North Melbourne and Sydney Swans meet in AFL Round 3
  • Are the Kangaroos a top eight hope?
  • Home advantage gives the Roos the jump on the Swans
North Melbourne vs Sydney AFL Tips - AFL Tips & Selections
North Melbourne vs Sydney will take place on Saturday afternoon (Getty Images)

North Melbourne take on Sydney Swans at Marvel Stadium on Saturday in a game that should favour the in-form Kangaroos playing back at home.

North impressed last week against GWS, beating them by over three goals while Sydney's last quarter comeback against Essendon fell agonisingly short, going down by a straight kick.

We are expecting the Kangaroos to have their tails up and ready to claim three-straight wins.

North Melbourne Form & Team News

After what was a great win last week against one of the flag favourites, North have put their hand up to say that they are ready to play finals footy this season.

Sydney are in a bit of a re-development stage, so this is the perfect opportunity for them to get a head start and go 3-0 for the season.

*Team from Round 2 listed as round 3 teams were not available at the time of preview

FB: S. Atley, R. Tarrant, L. McDonald
HB: J. Pittard, J. Walker, K. Hayden
C: T. Dumont, B. Cunnington, J. Polec
HF: T. Thomas, B. Brown, S. Higgins
FF: C. Taylor, J. Ziebell, C. Zurhaar
FOL: T. Goldstein, A. Hall, J. Simpkin
I/C: J. Anderson, B. Scott, M. Wood, J. Macmillan

Sydney Swans Form & Team News

After a tough loss last week, Sydney will be looking to bounce back with a win against a side who look a real contender this season.

The Swans' form has dropped away over the last two or three seasons, but they do pop up and play well against North Melbourne, beating them in their last two encounters.

A young side with some raw talent might just be outclassed by a more seasoned Kangaroos side though.

*Team from Round 2 listed as round 3 teams were not available at the time of preview

FB: J. Lloyd, D. Rampe, A. Aliir
HB: C. Mills, K. Brand, H. Cunningham
C: L. Taylor, L. Parker, J. Dawson
HF: O. Florent, T. McCartin, I. Heeney
FF: S. Gray, J. Rowbottom, W. Hayward
FOL: C. Sinclair, J.P. Kennedy, T. Papley
I/C: N. Blakey, J. McInerney, G. Hewett, C. O'Riordan

North Melbourne vs Sydney Swans Head To Head

Sydney have been victors in their last two clashes with North Melbourne, but it is hard to argue that they were not as good a side 12 months ago as they looks to be now.

We are expecting recent history to change in favour of North Melbourne.

North Melbourne vs Sydney Swans Betting Odds

The bookies are confident that North Melbourne can get the job done against Sydney, installing them as the 1.56 favourites while Sydney are 2.39.

The line has been set for North Melbourne at -9.5.

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North Melbourne vs Sydney Swans Match Up

The match-up between Sydney's Luke Parker and North Melbourne's hard nut Ben Cunnington is one that will determine the outcome of this match.

Cunnington is one of the best midfielders in the league while Parker has long been one of the league's best inside ball winners.

We know both men possess an exceptional ability to win the ball in the contest, so scoreboard impact coud be the decisive factor in who plays a bigger role for their respective side.

North Melbourne vs Sydney Swans Key Stats

  • North Melbourne has won each of their last five home matches
  • Jared Polec has kicked at least one goal against Sydney in his last three clashes
  • North Melbourne have won 70 per cent of their last 10 matches when played at Marvel Stadium

North Melbourne vs Sydney Swans FAQ

What time is the North Melbourne vs Sydney game

The North Melbourne vs Sydney match begins at 4.45am BST on Saturday June 20.

Where will the North Melbourne vs Sydney be held?

The North Melbourne vs Sydney match will be held at Marvel Stadium.

How can I live stream the North Melbourne vs Sydney match?

Visit our live streaming page for information on how you can watch the North Melbourne vs Sydney match.

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Verdict

We will be placing 10 units on North Melbourne to be winning this match and having two units on Jared Polec to kick a goal during the match.

Best Bet: North Melbourne Win @-178.57 at William Hill - 10 Units
Value Bet: Jared Polec To score 1+ Goals @110 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units

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