Round 17 of the 2020 AFL Season continues on a Saturday and our first match features a couple of teams that are no longer in the finals race, but would want to get into some form before the season’s end.
The North Melbourne Kangaroos take on the Fremantle Dockers at Metricon Stadium to kick off the Saturday Proceedings.
Friday Night Football saw the Richmond Tigers stamp their authority on the 2020 Season and defeat the current flag favourites the Geelong Cats, in what many described as a match that didn’t deliver in terms of a spectacle.
Be sure to check back before each AFL Match, for AFL Footy Tips, AFL Previews and AFL Player Props for each match of the 2020 AFL Season.
Tipping Results so Far
Round 17 Tips – 0/2
Round 17 Player Props – 2/5
Season Tips – 96/137 = 70.07%
Season Player Props – 51/95 = 53.68%
North Melbourne Kangaroos vs Fremantle Dockers
Round 1 2019, Fremantle 21.15 141 – North Melbourne 9.5 59
(Fremantle by 82 Points)
Last 5 Meetings
Fremantle – 3 Wins
North Melbourne – 2 Wins
The Dockers are coming off a 14 Point win against Melbourne in Cairns, in which they led for most of the night.
The Kangaroos were not too bad against the Power, but did lose the match by 35 Points.
A couple of changes for the Kangaroos with, Aiden Bonar and Taylor Garner coming back into the team. Lachlan Hosie and Marley Williams have been omitted from the team.
For the Dockers, Reece Conca is out injured, and Tobe Watson will come back into the team.
Current Head to Head Odds
North Melbourne – $2.50
Fremantle – $1.54
The Dockers were pretty good against the Demons, but are still struggling to hit the scoreboard on a regular occurrence. That may not be an issue against the Kangaroos, as they have struggled to defend this season. This game will probably be decided by who can win the midfield battle. The Dockers look ok in the middle, but if the Kangaroos have any strengths right now, they can show glimpse in the middle on occasions.
Fremantle has to win this game to be taken seriously and will more than likely get it done.
Our Pick – Fremantle (Win)
Player Prop – Andrew Brayshaw + 80.5 Fantasy Points
The Kangaroos give up the most Fantasy Points to opposition midfielders this season, and Brayshaw is an outside midfielder who gets looked to because of his decent ball use. Should cover this number.
Luke McDonald – + 77.5 Fantasy Points
A backman that knows how to get a cheap stat on the back-half. The Dockers have been wasteful going forward this season and given that Freo should win the Inside 50 count, the ball may go down there a lot. McDonald takes the majority of the kick-ins from a behind, and can rack up 20+ points in a matter of minutes. With the Kangaroos choosing to chip the ball around the back half consistently this season he could smash this number.