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West Coast Eagles vs North Melbourne Predictions & Tips - Eagles to get back on track

  • West Coast Eagles vs North Melbourne predictions for Monday's AFL Round 17 match
  • The match is being played at Optus Stadium (10.40am BST)
  • West Coast have won 7 of their last 8 home matches against North Melbourne
  • The Eagles are tipped to cover a -29.5 handicap
  • Match preview, predictions and latest team news
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Jack Darling and Josh Kennedy are tipped to return to form (Getty Images)
Gary Emmerson 10 Jul 2021
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West Coast Eagles vs North Melbourne Predictions


West Coast Eagles are in desperate need of a win and get a great opportunity with bottom of the ladder North Melbourne the visitors for Monday night footy.

Expect a reaction from the Eagles to last week's horror show, with West Coast covering.

  • West Coast Eagles have lost their last 2 matches.
  • West Coast Eagles have won 5 of their last 6 matches against North Melbourne.
  • West Coast Eagles have won 7 of their last 8 home matches against North Melbourne.
  • North Melbourne have lost their last 3 matches at Optus Stadium by an average margin of 60.7 points.
  • North Melbourne have lost each of its last 12 night matches.

Head to Head


West Coast have won five of the last six clashes with North Melbourne, with the Kangaroos' only win coming in 2018.

The Eagles have won seven of their last eight home matches against the Roos.

West Coast Eagles Form


The Eagles' poor run of form continued at GMHBA Stadium last weekend as they were humbled by the Sydney Swans in Geelong.

A dismal West Coast performance saw them lose 118-26 to Sydney, making it four defeats in the last six matches. 

Adam Simpson's side also lost their previous game 98-43 at home at the Western Bulldogs. They were also beaten at home by the Essendon Bombers in the last five rounds.

West Coast Eagles Team News


The Eagles have lost Alex Witherden, Jack Redden and Jamaine Jones to injuries.

West Coast have also left out Luke Edwards, Luke Foley and Nathan Vardy from the side beaten by the Swans.

Big ins include Andrew Gaff, Liam Ryan, Jackson Nelson, Josh Rotham and Brendon Ah Chee.

West Coast Eagles Team List


B: Hurn, Barrass, Cole
HB: Sheppard, McGovern, Duggan
C: Gaff, Kelly, Cripps
HF: Sheed, Darling, Ryan
F: Allen, Kennedy, Langdon
FOLL: Naitanui, Yeo, Shuey
I/C: Petruccelle, Nelson, Rotham, Ah Chee
EMG: L Edwards, Vardy, O’Neill, Foley

North Melbourne Form


North Melbourne are beginning to look a bit more competitive this season, although they remain bottom of the ladder.

Last week, they gave Western Bulldogs a game without threatening too much as they lost 108-79 to the premiership candidates.

The Roos had also gone toe-to-toe with Brisbane Lions three games back before going down 68-45.

Sandwiched in between was a 72-63 victory over the Gold Coast Suns, just a second win of the season.

North Melbourne Team News


The Kangaroos are unchanged from last week.

North Melbourne Team List


B: Walker, McKay, Turner
HB: Ziebell, Tarrant, Hall
C: Dumont, Simpkin, McDonald
HF: Stephenson, Larkey, Davies-Uniacke
F: Mahony, Zurhaar, Taylor
FOLL: Goldstein, Cunnington, Thomas
I/C (from): Scott, Polec, Atley, Phillips, Walker, Lazzaro, Xerri, Campbell

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Verdict

North Melbourne have been more competitive of late, but travelling to Perth is a different beast. I'm expecting a strong reaction from West Coast following their recent struggles.

Best Bet: West Coast -29.5 Handicap @-109.89 at BetMGM - 3 Units

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