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Last updated: 08 Jul 2023
Ben Darvill 08 Jul 2023
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Geelong Cats and the North Melbourne Kangaroos (Getty Images)
Geelong Cats and the North Melbourne Kangaroos (Getty Images)

Geelong Cats vs North Melbourne Tips


The Geelong Cats were left to rue what might have been as they failed to make it two wins in a row as they had to settle for a 54-54 stalemate with the Sydney Swans last week.
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They should be much too good for the North Melbourne Kangaroos, who were beaten once again in their last match as the Adelaide Crows took the win in a 138-72 victory. 

Head to Head


The Cats have managed to win the last 10 matches in a row between the sides including a crushing 144-32 win in July 2022. 

Geelong Cats Form


The Geelong Cats failed to build on the momentum they created following their 78-63 win over the Melbourne Demons, as they trundled to a draw against the Sydney Swans. 

While they were able to avoid defeat, it continued a theme of the Cats not being able to consistently win this year.

That is underlined by their position on the ladder, with the reigning premiers currently sitting in ninth. 

Geelong Cats Team News


The Cats have resisted bringing Jeremy Cameron back from concussion, but Mark O'Connor is fit again after an adductor strain.

Oisin Mullin also comes back into the Cats side with Jake Kolodjashnij and Jed Bews injured and Isaac Smith managed.

Geelong Cats Team List


B: J.Bowes, S.De Koning, Z.Guthrie
HB: J.Henry, E.Ratugolea, T.Stewart
C: M.O’Connor, Z.Tuohy, O.Mullin
HF: M.Holmes, G.Rohan, T.Stengle
F: G.Miers, T.Hawkins, B.Close
FOLL: R.Stanley, P.Dangerfield - C, T.Atkins
I/C: O.Henry, M.Blicavs, T.Bruhn, M.Duncan

North Melbourne Form 


North Melbourne have been awful this home and away season, winning just two of their 15 matches. 

Currently spared the bottom of the ladder spot by the West Coast Eagles, the Kangaroos are on a 13-game losing run, with their last win coming back in late March. 

North Melbourne Team News


Father-son selection Cooper Harvey makes his AFL debut as he comes into the Roos side along with Tristan Xerri, Lachie Young and Flynn Perez.

Liam Shiels is out injured, while Will Phillips, Todd Goldstein and Jack Ziebell are left out.

North Melbourne Team List


B: A.Corr, G.Logue, B.McKay
HB: T.Thomas, H.Sheezel, L.McDonald
C: E.Ford, L.Davies-Uniacke, B.Scott
HF: C.Zurhaar, D.Tucker, J.Stephenson
F: C.Harvey, N.Larkey, P.Curtis
FOLL: T.Xerri, J.Simpkin - C, G.Wardlaw
I/C: C.Coleman-Jones, H.Greenwood, La.Young, F.Perez

Verdict

With the Kangaroos in such poor form, I am backing the Cats to come away with a resounding win.

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