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Last updated: 25 Apr 2024
Jeremy Darke 25 Apr 2024
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  • North Melbourne vs Adelaide expert predictions for Saturday’s AFL game
  • The game will be played at Blundstone Arena, with the bounce at 1:45 PM (AEST)
  • Will the Crows find the link between their midfield and forward line?
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Taylor Walker
Can Taylor Walker and the Crows find their attacking spark against the Kangaroos? (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Photos via Getty Images)
North Melbourne vs Adelaide, Round 7 2024 - Expert Prediction

The Adelaide Crows will find their form in the forward line this week and get a confidence building win against North Melbourne, covering the 28.5-point line as favourites for the match.
  • Head to Head 
  • North Melbourne Form Analysis & Betting Trends
  • North Melbourne Team News
  • North Melbourne Team List
  • Adelaide Form Analysis & Betting Trends
  • Adelaide Team News
  • Adelaide Team List
  • North Melbourne vs Adelaide AFL 2024 Round 7 FAQ’s

The Kangaroos are at the perfect opposition for the Crows this week, who have been struggling for continuity in between their midfield and forward line. Adelaide will find the link between the two and kick over 100 points for the first time this season, going Over their team Total of 101.5 points. 

Taylor Walker has been missing the mark this season but will turn it around with a three-goal performance this week.

  • North Melbourne have failed to cover the line in their previous 5 matches this season 
  • North Melbourne have conceded 100+ points in all six of their matches this season.
  • North Melbourne have lost 8 of thier last 9 games at Blundstone Arena.
  • Taylor Walker kicked 3 goals in each of Adelaide’s matches against North Melbourne last year.

Head to Head 


Adelaide has won the past 5 matches against North Melbourne by no less than 29 points in each match. 

Adelaide and North Melbourne have played once at Blundstone Arena with the Crows getting up 115-58 in round 15, 2022.

North Melbourne Form Analysis & Betting Trends


Recent Form
Last 5 W/LLast 5 ATSLast 5 O/U
0-50-54-1

2024 Betting Trends
$10 MLOver/Under1-3940+
-$605-10-20-4

I know it’s early but the Kangaroos look destined for the Wooden Spoon this season after just six games played. They have failed to cover the line in all but their very first match of the year against the Giants and have been dominated all over the park. 

Their forward movement looked good in their earlier games this season, however, it has really failed to fire over the past three matches. Last week’s 113-68 loss to Hawthorn highlighted their shortcomings, with the Hawks, who are the weakest of the Kangaroos’ opponents so far this season, walking through them with ease putting up 100+ points while shutting down any sort of momentum North could concoct.

North Melbourne Team News


George Wardlaw is expected to return for the Kangaroos after being managed last weekend. 

Eddie Ford could also be back in the lineup if cleared from the final test on his hip later in the week.

North Melbourne Team List


B: C.Comben, A.Corr, L.McDonald - C
HB: R.Hardeman, B.Nyuon, B.Scott
C: D.Tucker, L.Davies-Uniacke, C.McKercher
HF: Z.Duursma, H.Sheezel, C.Lazzaro
F: P.Curtis, N.Larkey, C.Zurhaar
FOLL: T.Xerri, G.Wardlaw, J.Simpkin

I/C: Z.Fisher, W.Phillips, D.Stephens, T.Powell, B.Drury
EMG: H.Greenwood, J.Archer, M.Bergman

IN: R.Hardeman, G.Wardlaw
OUT: E.Ford (Injured), T.Sellers (Omitted)

Adelaide Form Analysis & Betting Trends


Recent Form
Last 5 W/LLast 5 ATSLast 5 O/U
1-41-41-4

2024 Betting Trends
$10 MLOver/Under1-3940+
-$231-51-50-0

Adelaide took another hit this season, losing to Essendon 11.9 (75) - 10.18 (78) after having a 19-point lead mid-way through the third term. The Crows looked like the better team, especially to begin the third term, however they let the Bombers back in, unable to contain the Essendon bigs up front who orchestrated the comeback. 

The Crows, who were the league’s highest-scoring team last season have really failed to fire in the forward line, which is due largely to the service that they are getting from the midfield. The Crows are ranked 11th in the league with 51.7 inside 50’s per game and are worst in the AFL with an average of just 8 marks inside 50, which is just under half of Port Adelaide who top the category with 15.7 per game.

Adelaide Team News


Sam Berry is expected to be cleared for a minor foot injury and should be named this week. 

Jordan Butts (hamstring) and Lachlan Murphy (knee) should also both be cleared from their respective injuries and will play.

Adelaide Team List


B: L.Nankervis, J.Borlase, C.Jones
HB: J.Worrell, M.Keane, M.Michalanney
C: M.Hinge, M.Crouch, J.Dawson - C
HF: J.Soligo, T.Walker, J.Rachele
F: B.Cook, D.Fogarty, I.Rankine
FOLL: R.O’Brien, R.Laird, B.Keays

I/C: W.Hamill, E.Himmelberg, L.Pedlar, N.McHenry, L.Sholl
EMG: B.Dowling, L.Gollant, L.Murphy

IN: M.Crouch, E.Himmelberg, L.Pedlar
OUT: B.Smith (Injured), L.Gollant (Omitted), S.Berry (Injured)

North Melbourne vs Adelaide AFL 2024 Round 7 FAQ’s

How to watch North Melbourne vs Adelaide AFL 2024 Round 7?

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Verdict

Taylor Walker will kick 3 goals in the match which will help the Crows go over the 101.5 Team total and cover the 28.5-point line as favourites.
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