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North Melbourne vs Essendon Bombers Tips - Can the Roos end their 18-game losing run?

Last updated: 11 Aug 2023
Ben Darvill 11 Aug 2023
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  • North Melbourne Kangaroos vs Essendon Bombers predictions for Saturday's AFL match 
  • The game will be played at the Marvel Stadium (13:45 AEST)
  • Can the Bombers make it two wins in a row?
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Essendon Bombers and the North Melbourne Kangaroos (Getty Images)
Essendon Bombers and the North Melbourne Kangaroos (Getty Images)

North Melbourne Kangaroos vs Essendon Bombers Tips

The North Melbourne Kangaroos had to endure yet another defeat last weekend as they were dismantled in a 103-71 defeat at the hands of the Melbourne Demons. 
  • North Melbourne Kangaroos vs Essendon Bombers Tips
  • Head to Head
  • North Melbourne Kangaroos Form 
  • North Melbourne Kangaroos Team News
  • North Melbourne Kangaroos Team List
  • Essendon Bombers Form 
  • Essendon Bombers Team News
  • Essendon Bombers Team List

The Essendon Bombers finally ended a run of three defeats in a row as they edged the West Coast Eagles in a thrilling 73-72 win. They can inflict another defeat on the Roos.

Head to Head

The Bombers battled to a 105-99 win over North Melbourne back in June, with this their ninth win in a row against the Kangaroos. 

North Melbourne Kangaroos Form 

The North Melbourne Kangaroos saw their losing run extended to 18 matches last week as they were downed 103-71 by the Melbourne Demons. 

Despite losing by over 30 points, the Kangaroos put up one of their stronger displays against a Demons side that curently sit in second on the ladder. 

North Melbourne Kangaroos Team News

Phillips, Hansen and Lazzaro are omitted, with Cunnington and Wardlaw coming in. 

North Melbourne Kangaroos Team List

B: A.Corr, B.McKay, J.Archer
HB: J.Goater, T.Thomas, L.McDonald - C
C: D.Tucker, L.Davies-Uniacke, B.Scott
HF: K.Turner, H.Sheezel, J.Stephenson
F: E.Ford, N.Larkey, P.Curtis
FOLL: T.Goldstein, B.Cunnington, J.Simpkin
I/C: T.Xerri, C.Taylor, J.Ziebell, G.Wardlaw
EMG: W.Phillips, C.Lazzaro, D.Howe, M.Bergman

Essendon Bombers Form 

The Essendon Bombers avoided a humiliating defeat at the hands of the struggling West Coast Eagles in their last game as they won 73-72. 

While the victory was the most important thing, the Bombers looked second best at times against the side sitting at the bottom of the ladder.

The victory means the Bombers are still in the running for a top eight spot. 

Essendon Bombers Team News

Caldwell is injured meaning Snelling comes into the side. 

Essendon Bombers Team List

B: N.Hind, B.Zerk-Thatcher, J.Kelly
HB: M.Redman, J.Laverde, A.McGrath
C: E.Tsatas, A.Perkins, N.Martin
HF: S.Durham, P.Wright, N.Cox
F: J.Menzie, K.Langford, B.Hobbs
FOLL: A.Phillips, D.Parish, Z.Merrett - C
I/C: W.Snelling, D.Heppell, N.Bryan, M.Guelfi
EMG: S.Weideman, W.Setterfield, K.Baldwin, A.Davey Jnr


I am backing Essendon to secure another win over the Kangaroos, but I do not predict that it will be a comfortable one. 

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