AFL Live Brisbane Lions vs North Melbourne Kangaroos Live Streaming Free 2018 Regular Seasons week 20 match will be kick off at Gabba, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, Saturday 04 August 2018 online, 14:10 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
The interest in this fixture will centre around North Melbourne’s finals chances with the Kangaroos sitting just outside the eight in 10th spot. They are just one win behind the likes of 6th placed Melbourne, Hawthorn (7th), Geelong (8th) and Sydney (9th).
Last weekend, the Roos accounted for 2nd placed West Coast by 40 points at Blundstone Arena in Hobart and they head into this as slight favourites in the early head to head betting.
Their opponents, Brisbane, are 16th on the ladder with just four wins for the season. They come off a 40 point loss at the hands of Geelong last weekend but the young side are dangerous on their day and they did enjoy a recent purple patch by winning three games on the trot.
Dayne Beams and Dayne Zorko have been among the Lions better players this year but if they Lions are to return to the form that saw them win those three games they will need big efforts from their younger players, including Hugh McCluggage, Jarrod Berry and the No.1 draft pick, Cameron Rayner. That trio were relatively quiet in the loss to the Cats last weekend.
North look to have the upper hand as a number of their big name players are in good form, including Shaun Higgins, who is a sneaky Brownlow Medal chance at the $21 quote, while Ben Brown looms large up forward. He leads the Coleman Medal count with 51 goals and will most likely line up on Harris Andrews.
A win for the Roos may see them level up on points with a couple of sides in the eight and with games against the Western Bulldogs, Adelaide and St Kilda to follow, they can sneak into what many thought was an unlikely proposition at the start of the year, that being a finals position
Brisbane have no fresh injury concerns arising out of the Geelong loss. Claye Beams and Liam Dawson are among those that are knocking on the door for selection. North Melbourne’s Jed Anderson suffered a concussion last weekend and will be monitored at training.
North Melbourne have won the past five games between the two sides, including the Round 11 clash this year at Etihad Stadium by 54 points. On that occasion, Shaun Higgins racked up 34 disposals, while Jack Ziebell booted three goals.
The Kangaroos have won their past three at the GABBA and were 51 point winners at the venue in Round 23 of 2017. They have won all three of their interstate games this season (excluding Tasmania). Brisbane have won just two of nine at their home ground in 2018.
B: Hodge, Andrews, Gardiner
HB: Rich, McStay, Witherden
C: Taylor, Robinson, Zorko
HF: Rayner, Walker, McCluggage
F: Christensen, Hipwood, Starcevich
FOLL: Martin, Berry, D. Beams
I/C: Bastinac, Robertson, Mathieson, McInerney
EMG: C. Beams, Mayes, Lester, Frost
IN: Starcevich, Bastinac
OUT: Barrett, Lester
B: Williams, Thompson, Wright
HB: Macmillan, Tarrant, Daw
C: McDonald, Anderson, Dumont
HF: Simpkin, Waite, Wood
F: Ziebell, Brown, Turner
FOLL: Goldstein, Cunnington, Ahern
I/C: Hrovat, Clarke, Atley, Walker
EMG: Davies-Uniacke, Mountford, McKay, Murphy