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North Melbourne vs Brisbane Betting Tips, Preview & Odds - Lions to feast on weakened Kangaroos

  • North Melbourne host Brisbane Lions at Metricon Stadium
  • First bounce is scheduled for 2.35pm AEST on Saturday
  • The Lions have won the last two meetings between the sides
  • North Melbourne could be without 17 unavailable players
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Brisbane Lions can record a big win (Getty Images)

Brisbane Lions secured a big win last week and get the chance to enhance their minor premiership claims against struggling North Melbourne at Metricon Stadium on Saturday. The availability of star man Charlie Cameron is a boost for the Lions, who will see this as a percentage-boosting opportunity.

North Melbourne Form & Team News

North Melbourne slipped to 16th spot on the ladder after going down by 57 points to Melbourne Demons last weekend at Adelaide Oval. The Roos have suffered two heavy losses in a row having also been on the wrong end of a 33-point margin against Geelong Cats.

North did secure a third win of the season in Round 9, but their 69-point victory was over the winless and hapless Adelaide Crows. 

The Kangaroos' absentee list now stands at up to 17 missing for this game with Jamie Macmillan unavailable and Jed Anderson, Ben Brown and Robbie Tarrant all doubts.

*Round 11 teams are listed as Round 12 teams are unavailable

B: B.McKay, R.Tarrant, L.McDonald
HB: S.Atley, J.Walker, A.Bonar
C: J.Macmillan, J.Simpkin, J.Polec
HF: C.Zurhaar, N.Larkey, S.Higgins
F: A.Hall, M.Daw, B.Scott
FOLL: T.Goldstein, L.Davies-Uniacke, T.Dumont
INT: J.Anderson, J.Pittard, S.Durdin, J.Mahony

Brisbane Form & Team News

The Lions bounced back from a loss to Richmond Tigers with a very impressive victory over the Western Bulldogs last week as they recorded a 24-point win.

Second-placed Brisbane will see this as great opportunity to maintain the pressure on ladder leaders Port Adelaide, and a potential percentage booster against the undermanned North Melbourne.

Charlie Cameron has been passed fit to line up for the Lions, who could also welcome back Cam Rayner from a hamstring strain.

*Round 11 teams are listed as Round 12 teams are unavailable

B: D.Rich, H.Andrews, D.Gardiner
HB: A.Witherden, B.Starcevich, N.Answerth
C: M.Robinson, D.Zorko, H.McCluggage
HF: J.Berry, D.McStay, L.McCarthy
F: Z.Bailey, E.Hipwood, C.Cameron
FOLL: O.McInerney, J.Lyons, L.Neale
I/C: C.Ah Chee, G.Birchall, C.Ellis-Yolmen, M.Eagles

North Melbourne vs Brisbane Head to Head

Brisbane won both meetings last year, but North Melbourne had been victorious in the previous six before that. The two sides have never met at Metricon Stadium before.

North Melbourne vs Brisbane Odds

Brisbane are red-hot favourites at 1.15 with North Melbourne 5.50 in the head to head betting. The line has been set at -29.5 points for the Lions.

North Melbourne vs Brisbane Stats

  • North Melbourne have lost 8 of their last 9 matches.
  • Brisbane have won 8 of their last 10 matches.
  • Brisbane have won the last two meetings between the sides.
  • North Melbourne's Todd Goldstein is ranked first for clearances this season.

North Melbourne vs Brisbane FAQ

What time is the North Melbourne vs Brisbane match?

The North Melbourne vs Brisbane match begins at 2.35pm AEST on Saturday, August 15.

Where is the North Melbourne vs Brisbane played?

The North Melbourne vs Brisbane match is played at Metricon Stadium in Queensland.

How can I live stream the North Melbourne vs Brisbane match?

You can check out our live streaming hub to see how you can live stream the North Melbourne vs Brisbane match.


The Lions should win this comfortably, but the "by 40+ margin" might be tough. Take them to cover the line instead against the severely weakened North side.

Best Bet: Lions -29.5 Match Line Bet @1.91 at Sportsbet - 2 Units

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