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Geelong vs North Melbourne Betting Tips, Preview & Odds - Can the Cats pounce on the back-up?

  • Geelong hosts North Melbourne at the Gabba on Wednesday with the opening bounce set to take place on 5.40pm AEST
  • This is Geelong's second game in four days
  • North Melbourne registered a win against Adelaide last week
  • Can the Cats claw down the Roos?
Geelong vs North Melbourne Betting Tips, Preview & Odds
Tom Hawkins and Robbie Tarrant hold the key to this game (Getty Images)
Geelong will play their second game in four days on Wednesday night when they take on the Kangaroos who were dominant against Adelaide last week.

The Cats took on West Coast last week and were only overhauled late in the game, but now have travelled from Perth to Brisbane on a quick back-up which is a tough ask.

North Melbourne bounced back to some much needed form last week when belting Adelaide, but were playing in dismal fashion prior to this.

Geelong Form & Team News

They almost caused a big upset last week when leading the Eagles for most of the match, before Josh Kennedy found his mojo late.

The quick back up makes it tough for all teams playing, but especially this team as they are on average, a little older than other sides and they played a gut buster on Sunday.

If they can bring Sunday's form to this match, they are clearly the ones to beat.

*Round 9 teams listed as round 10 teams are unavailable

FB: L. Henderson, M. Blicavs, J. Kolodjashnij
HB: J. Henry, H. Taylor, T. Stewart
C: S. Menegola, P. Dangerfield, L. Fogarty
HF: M. Duncan, T. Hawkins, G. Miers
FF: Z. Tuohy, G. Rohan, B. Close
FOL: E. Ratugolea, C. Guthrie, M. O'Connor
I/C: J. Bews, B. Parfitt, C. Constable, S. Simpson

North Melbourne Form & Team News

North found their form last week against a weak Adelaide side who are yet to register a win this season.

They kicked a monster score in respect of the shorter quarters, showing that Adelaide were very poor and North were very good.

This win was without Jared Polec or Ben Brown, but expect at least Polec to find his was back into the side on Wednesday.

*Round 9 teams listed as round 10 teams are unavailable

FB: L. McDonald, R. Tarrant, K. Hayden
HB: S. Atley, J. Walker, B. McKay 
C: S. Higgins, J. Simpkin, J. Macmillan
HF: J. Pittard, N. Larkey, B. Scott
FF: C. Taylor, M. Daw, C. Zurhaar
FOL: T. Goldstein, J. Anderson, T. Dumont
I/C: L. Davies-Uniacke, A. Bonar, J. Mahony, A. Hall

Geelong vs North Melbourne Head To Head

Geelong have won all of their last five clashes, with the latest being almost a 10 goal win, keeping North Melbourne to two goals for the match.

They seem to match up against the Kangaroos well which makes it hard to see recent history changing any time soon.

Geelong vs North Melbourne Betting Odds

Geelong have been installed as the short price favourites at $1.37 while North Melbourne are clear outsiders at $3.10.

The line has been set for Geelong at -15.5.

Geelong vs North Melbourne Match Up

Tom Hawkins will likely be matched up against Robbie Tarrant, an ultra solid defender from North.

Hawkins has found a bit of form in the last few weeks, kicking a couple of goals in wet conditions a fortnight ago which would not suit him and being a big target forward last week.

Tarrant has been in and out of form, but as his best he is clearly one of the best defenders in the league. The Hawkins match up suits him, being able to match bodies and spill the ball to ground for the likes of Luke McDonald to clean up.

Geelong vs North Melbourne Key Stats

  • Geelong have won all of their last five clashes
  • North Melbourne have won 14.3% of matches when trailing at half-time in their last 10 games
  • Geelong have won 75% of their games at the Gabba in their last 10 matches. 

Geelong vs North Melbourne FAQ

Where is the Geelong vs North Melbourne game played?

The Geelong vs North Melbourne game will be played at the Gabba in Brisbane.

When is the Geelong vs North Melbourne game played?

The Geelong vs North Melbourne game will be played at 5.40pm on Wednesday, August 5.

How can I live stream the Geelong vs North Melbourne game?

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Verdict

We will be backing Geelong on the line and having Brad Close to kick the first goal of the game.
Best Bet: Geelong -15.5 Line Betting @1.90 at Sportsbet - 9 Units
Value Bet: Brad Close First Goal Scorer @15.00 at Sportsbet - 1 Unit

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