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Last updated: 04 Apr 2024
Jeremy Darke 04 Apr 2024
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Brisbane Lions vs North Melbourne Tips

Brisbane need a victory in Round 4 as they head into a more difficult patch of their season over the next month and they will get their first win this season over the also winless North Melbourne footy club.
  • Brisbane vs North Melbourne, Round 4 2024 - Expert Prediction
  • Head to Head 
  • Brisbane Form Analysis & Betting Trends
  • Brisbane Team News
  • Brisbane Team List
  • North Melbourne Form Analysis & Betting Trends
  • North Melbourne Team News
  • North Melbourne Team List
  • Brisbane vs North Melbourne AFL 2024 Round 4 FAQ’s

Brisbane will take their home game to Norwood Oval (Coopers Stadium) in Adelaide for their Round 4 fixture against the Kangaroos, hoping that the change of scenery will help them get on their way this season and get their first win of 2024. 

They come up against North Melbourne who despite also going winless, have shown good patches of footy and have competed with their three undefeated opponents this season.

Brisbane will need to get a good start and maintain it this time after losing multiple leads this season already. Brisbane have dominated North Melbourne making no mistake over the past five seasons and have wiped them off the park over the last couple of years. I expect a good result from Brisbane this week as they cover the handicap of 36.5 points as favourites.

North Melbourne have been able to break through on their opponents this season and it will likely be the case against Brisbane this week with both teams driving up the score which will push the total over the 177.5 points that the bookies have set. 

  • Brisbane have beaten North Melbourne by more than 36 points in their previous two matches.
  • North Melbourne have lost by more than 36.5 points in 2 of 3 matches this season.
  • The last 2 matches between North Melbourne and Brisbane have gone over the game total.
  • All three North Melbourne matches have had a total of over 177 points this season.

Head to Head 

Brisbane have beaten North Melbourne on all six occasions they have met since the 2019 season.

The Lions have crushed the Kangaroos by 108 points in 2022 and by 75 points in 2023 in the last two matches they played, scoring over 150 points themselves in both games.

Brisbane Lions Form Analysis 

The Lions fell to their third loss in three after going down to Collingwood 92-72 in their 2023 Grand Final replay on Thursday night last week.

Just as the Mapies were 0-3 to start the year, Brisbane have done the same and serious questions are being thrown at that club after such a poor start.

Brsibane have shown brilliance, but only in one quarter each game. In the two opening quarters of their first two matches and the second quarter in their round 2 clash, Brisbane are +74 in points differential, however, in the other nine quarters they are -188 points.

Brisbane Lions Team News

Lachie Neale has passed his fitness test and play after tweaking his ankle.

Tom Doodee will underg surgery to repair his ACL.

Brisbane Lions Team List

B: B.Starcevich, J.Payne, R.Lester
HB: D.Wilmot, H.Andrews - C, D.Gardiner
C: J.Fletcher, Z.Bailey, J.Berry
HF: C.Cameron, E.Hipwood, H.McCluggage
F: C.Rayner, J.Daniher, D.Zorko
FOLL: O.McInerney, J.Dunkley, L.Neale

I/C: K.Lohmann, C.Ah Chee, L.McCarthy, J.Tunstill, N.Answerth
EMG: J.Lyons, L.Morris, D.Fort

IN: D.Gardiner, J.Tunstill
OUT: D.Fort (Omitted), D.Robertson (Omitted)

North Melbourne Form Analysis 

North Melbourne have had a tough draw to start the season, playing the three teams that have started the season undefeated, going down to GWS and Freo and suffering their worst defeat to Carlton 1137-81 in round 3.

It is not all bad for North Melbourne though who have showed that they can at least compete in patches with some of the best teams in the competition.

That is more than you can say for Hawthorn and West Coast, who are also winless and wiped off the park by much lesser teams than the Kangaroos have faced.

North Melbourne Team News

Callum Coleman-Jones is for the season with an achilles injury. Curtis Taylor is alsou out for another week with a back injury.

North Melbourne Team List

B: L.McDonald - C, A.Corr, K.Dawson
HB: H.Sheezel, C.McKercher, Z.Fisher
C: D.Stephens, L.Davies-Uniacke, B.Scott
HF: C.Zurhaar, T.Powell, J.Stephenson
F: P.Curtis, N.Larkey, C.Comben
FOLL: T.Xerri, G.Wardlaw, J.Simpkin

I/C: D.Tucker, L.Shiels, Z.Duursma, E.Ford, H.Greenwood
EMG: T.Pink, B.Drury, T.Sellers

IN: C.Comben, L.Shiels, H.Greenwood
OUT: T.Pink (Omitted), C.Lazzaro (Omitted), C.Coleman-Jones (Injured)

Brisbane vs North Melbourne AFL 2024 Round 4 FAQs

How to watch Brisbane vs North Melbourne AFL 2024 Round 4?

You can watch the Brisbane vs North Melbourne AFL 2024 Round 4 game via Fox Sports or Kayo Sports. If you are watching from outside of Australia the WatchAFL app is the perfect solution.

How to buy tickets to Brisbane vs North Melbourne AFL 2024 Round 4?

To buy tickets to the Brisbane vs North Melbourne AFL 2024 Round 4 game check the AFL website or the official Brisbane site.


Brisbane will get their season going with a good win against North Melbourne, covering the 36.5 point line and both teams contributing to pushing the game total over 177.6.
Best Bet1: Brisbane -36.5 Handicap/Line @9/10 at Boombet - 2 Units
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