Australian Football League Live Geelong Cats vs North Melbourne Kangaroos Live Stream Free, AFL 2018 Regular Seasons Week 12 AFL Stream. Geelong Cats vs North Melbourne Kangaroos match will be kickoff at GMHBA Stadium, Geelong, VIC, Australia, Saturday 09 June 2018 online, 13:45 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
Little separates the two sides over the course of 2018. Both have won seven of their 11 games to date but the Cats head in as favourites on the back of the home ground advantage, as well as their superior form in 2017.
Chris Scott’s side finished 3rd last year, while the Kangaroos narrowly missed the wooden spoon, finishing 15th. Scott takes on his twin brother, Brad, in the coaches box and both are in winning form.
Geelong claimed their Round 11 encounter against the Gold Coast Suns by 85 points and their big three- Gary Ablett, Joel Selwood and Patrick Dangerfield, combined for almost 100 possessions.
On the same weekend, North Melbourne defeated the competition’s other Queensland based side, Brisbane, by 54 points. The Kangaroos have proven to be the real surprise packets in 2018 and loom as serious challengers for a finals birth.
Their leading forward, Ben Brown, leads the competition for goals scored with 33 majors for the year, while Ben Cunnington and Shaun Higgins are among a host of others that have been in excellent form in 2018.
A win for either side will see them well poised with the bye approaching, while a loss will put them back with the pack in what shapes as another tight season.
It is unlikely that Geelong will make too many changes to their line up. Scott Selwood may be available to make his return. James Parsons and George Horlin-Smith are knocking on the door with good form in the VFL.
North Melbourne’s Jarrad Waite was a late withdrawal prior to the Brisbane game and remains in doubt. Ben McKay, Sam Durdin and Ryan Clarke will be considered for selection.
Geelong have won their past two against North Melbourne, including a thrilling one point victory the last time the two sides met, which was way back in Round 2 last year.
However, the Kangaroos won the three prior, including the 2014 Semi Final by six points. Geelong have won the past five clashes between the two sides at GMHBA Stadium. The Kangas scored at the venue in Round 5 of 2007, before the Cats went on to become the dominant side that season.
We can look forward to a close one. North Melbourne were able to win at an unfamiliar venue in the form of Perth Stadium a couple of weeks ago against Fremantle, but Geelong are a different kettle of fish. The Cats are often a confidence side and there should be no shortage of that after their effort last weekend. Take them to win in the 1-39 point bracket.
B: Aaron Black, Jake Kolodjashnij, Jed Bews
HB: Tom Stewart, Mark Blicavs, Zach Tuohy
C: Mitch Duncan, Joel Selwood, Jordan Cunico
HF: Tim Kelly, Wylie Buzza, Sam Menegola
F: Brandan Parfitt, Tom Hawkins, Jamaine Jones
FOLL: Rhys Stanley, Patrick Dangerfield, Gary Ablett
I/C: Lachie Fogarty, Jack Henry, Lincoln McCarthy, Jordan Murdoch
EMG: Ryan Abbott, Cory Gregson, James Parsons, Sam Simpson
B: Marley Williams, Robbie Tarrant, Majak Daw
HB: Sam Wright, Scott Thompson, Jamie Macmillan
C: Trent Dumont, Ben Jacobs, Luke McDonald
HF: Kayne Turner, Mason Wood, Shaun Atley
F: Jy Simpkin, Ben Brown, Jack Ziebell
FOLL: Todd Goldstein, Ben Cunnington, Shaun Higgins
I/C: Paul Ahern, Billy Hartung, Tom Murphy, Cameron Zurhaar
EMG: Ryan Clarke, Alex Morgan, Ben McKay, Will Walker
IN: Cameron Zurhaar
OUT: Jed Anderson (injured)