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North Melbourne vs West Coast Eagles Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds - Eagles to make case for top four finish

  • North Melbourne hosts West Coast Eagles at Metricon Stadium
  • West Coast are looking for a top four berth
  • North Melbourne are bidding to avoid the wooden spoon
  • Can West Coast cement themselves as Grand Final contenders?
North Melbourne vs West Coast Betting Tips, Preview & Odds
North Melbourne hosts West Coast at Metricon Stadium (Getty)

North Melbourne take on West Coast Eagles at Metricon Stadium on Thursday to kick off the last round of the AFL season.

North Melbourne Form


North are still in contention for the wooden spoon, and need to hold onto their percentage even in defeat.

Beaten by 10 goals against Fremantle last week, the Roos are now in contention to finish bottom of the ladder after Adelaide won their last three matches.

The Kangaroos are playing poor footy and their list is below par, and the focus is now on a strong draft pick at the end of the season.

If they can prove competitive against West Coast, North may be able to hold on to second last spot on the ladder - particularly with playing at Metricon in their favour.

North Melbourne Team News


*Round 17 team listed with Round 18 teams unavailable

FB: L. McDonald, E. Vickers-Willis, R. Tarrant
HB: F. Perez, B. McKay, S. Atley
C: S. Higgins, J. Simpkin, J. Polec
HF: A. Hall, J. Walker, B. Scott 
FF: C. Zurhaar, N. Larkey, J. Ziebell
FOL: T. Goldstein, T. Dumont, J. Anderson
I/C: T. Garner, L. Davies-Uniacke, A. Bonar, M. Wood

West Coast Eagles Form


West Coast are bidding for a top four spot on the ladder, and it could still be possible if they can walk away from this match with a big win.

The Eagles' win last week against St Kilda was ultra impressive, toughing it out when it looked as if all hope was lost half-way through the last quarter.

The Eagles are in the zone, but playing in Queensland they have been known to get a little shaky towards the end of their games.

West Coast Eagles Team News


West Coast played the last match without Dom Sheed, Elliot Yeo and Luke Shuey as well as most of it without Jeremy McGovern, who suffered a hamstring injury early in the match.

*Round 17 team listed with Round 18 teams unavailable

FB: W. Schofield, T. Barrass, B. Shepard
HB: S. Hurn, J. McGovern, L. Duggan
C: J. Nelson, T. Kelly, J. Waterman
HF: T. Cole, J. Darling, J. Petruccelle
FF: H. Brayshaw, J. Kennedy, L. Ryan
FOL: N. Naitanui, B. Ainsworth, A. Gaff
I/C: J. Brander, O. Allen, X. O'Neill, J. Rotham

North Melbourne vs West Coast Eagles Head To Head

West Coast have won four of the last five clashes, the latest being in July last season when the Eagles came away 49-point winners.

Given both teams current form, West Coast are expected to be adding to that tally.

North Melbourne vs West Coast Eagles Betting Odds

West Coast are the ultra short favourites at 1.10 while North Melbourne are big outsiders at 7.00. The line has been set for West Coast at -34.5.

North Melbourne vs West Coast Eagles Match Up

Ben McKay and Jack Darling will go head to head in a key contest.

McKay is still a young defender and has been in and out of the North Melbourne side his whole career, but seems to be locking himself down as a starter towards the end of the season.

Coming up against Darling is one of his biggest tests to date, but expect him to relish the opportunity to play on one of the league's most damaging forwards.

North Melbourne vs West Coast Eagles Key Stats

  • Jack Darling has kicked 2+ goals in eight of his last nine games as favourite
  • Jed Anderson has recorded 20+ disposals in his last six appearances at Metrcon Stadium
  • Josh Kennedy has kicked the first goal in three of the last six matches when West Coast have been favourites

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Where is the North Melbourne vs West Coast Eagles game played?

The North Melbourne vs West Coast Eagles match is played at Metricon Stadium on the Gold Coast.

When is the North Melbourne vs West Coast Eagles game played?

The North Melbourne vs West Coast Eagles game is played at 10.10am on Thursday, September 17.

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Verdict

Given Josh Kennedy's record in front of the sticks against North Melboure, we will back him to kick the first goal.

Best Bet: Josh Kennedy First Goal Scorer @500 at BetMGM - 3 Units

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