North Melbourne vs West Coast, Round 18 2020

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North Melbourne vs West Coast Round 18
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Round 18 of the 2020 AFL Season begins on a Thursday Night with the North Melbourne Kangaroos taking on the West Coast Eagles at Metricon Stadium.

The Eagles can finish Top 4 with a win in this match, which is dependent on other results. A top-four finish would, however, not allow the Eagles a home final, so it will be interesting to see how they approach this contest.

Round 17 produced some excellent football and spectacular highlights.

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Tipping Results So Far

Round 17 Tips – 5/9

Round 17 Player Props – 7/13

Season Tips – 101/144 = 70.14%

Season Player Props – 56/103 = 54.37%


North Melbourne Kangaroos vs West Coast Eagles

Last Meeting

Round 19 2020, West Coast 18.13 121 – North Melbourne 10.12 72

(West Coast by 49 Points)

Last 5 Meetings

North Melbourne – 1 Win

West Coast – 4 Wins

Last Round

The Kangaroos were very disappointing in their Round 17 loss to the Dockers, and went down by 64 points. 

An injury-depleted West Coast had one of the best wins of the season against the Saints, in which they won the match by 15 points, on the back of a best on ground performance from Tim Kelly.

Team Changes

The Kangaroos have made two changes for this clash with Aiden Bonar out injured and Mason Wood getting dropped. Coming into the team is Sam Durdin and Tom Murphy.

The Eagles have made four changes with Jeremy McGovern out injured. Jarrod Brander, Hamish Brayshaw and Xavier O’Neill have been omitted form the team. Coming into the team is Brendon Ah Chee, Dom Sheed, Bailey J. Williams, and Luke Foley will make his AFL Debut.

Current Head to Head Odds

North Melbourne – $7

West Coast – $1.10

Prediction

No need to think too hard about this match, as the Kangaroos are struggling and don’t look close to winning a match. It is the final round of the season which has been known to produce upsets in the past, but the Eagles should have no trouble in this clash. 

Our Pick – West Coast (Win)

Player Prop – Dom Sheed + 69.5 Fantasy Points

The Eagles are missing some stars in the middle of the ground and Sheed has stepped up before. Can win the hardball if needed and scored 118 against the Kangaroos last season. Has a season average of 71, and should get plenty of time in the middle in this match. 

Jed Anderson + 78.5 Fantasy Points

Anderson has been one of the shining lights for the Kangaroos this season and will want to finish the season off well. The Eagles are fifth for fantasy points conceded against midfielders this season and he will spend the majority of the match in the middle of the ground. 

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