AFL Live North Melbourne Kangaroos vs St Kilda Saints Stream AFL 2017 Regular Seasons Round 13 match will be kick off at Etihad Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Friday 16 June 2017 online, 19:50 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
After dropping their past three games, St Kilda get their chance to get their season back on track when they take on North Melbourne at Etihad Stadium on Friday night.
The Round 13 encounter pits the 12th placed Saints up against the Roos, who are 15th and the action gets underway at 7.50PM.
Channel 7 and Fox Footy will broadcast the game, while AFL Live Vision is also available to ALL CrownBet members. Every Match, wherever you are.
St Kilda have won five from 11 this season, just one extra win than North, who sit with a win-loss record of 4-7.
The Saints were sitting pretty at 5-3 before going down to Sydney, the Western Bulldogs and Adelaide in recent weeks. Those losses have come at an average margin of 49 points.
North Melbourne’s recent form reads slightly better. The Kangaroos lost their first five games of the year but since then they have gone 4-2. But their most recent fixture was a 35-point loss to Richmond.
Little separates the two sides in the early head-to-head betting and both have been posted at $1.90 by CrownBet.
St Kilda should get their hands on the football more than North Melbourne. The Saints like to play a quick and uncontested brand of football and rank 4th in the competition for uncontested possessions, while the Roos are 15th. St Kilda are 6th for average disposals, while the Kangas are 14th.
However, North are a slightly better clearance side and may have an advantage in the big man department. They rank 5th for hitouts and 6th for marks inside 50, while the Saints are 14th and 8th in these measures.
Todd Goldstein should give his side first use in the middle of the ground, while Ben Brown and Mason Wood loom as keys in the Kangaroos forward half.
At the other end, St Kilda will need to sort out their goalkicking issues. Their forward line has been a little dysfunctional of late and they have managed to boot just seven goals in each of their past two games.
While Josh Bruce booted four goals in his return last weekend, the combination involving Paddy McCartin and Tim Membrey hasn’t really been a hit of late.
One player the Saints can rely on is Sebastian Ross, who had 39 disposals in the loss against Adelaide. However, Alan Richardson’s side will need bigger efforts from a host of others, ensuring that their are no ‘passengers’ this time around. Otherwise, their hopes of making the finals for the first time since 2011 will take a massive hit.
North Melbourne Kangaroos:
B: M. Williams, R. Tarrant, J. Macmillan
HB: L. Hansen, S. Thompson, L. McDonald
C: S. Gibson, B. Cunnington, R. Clarke
HF: K. Turner, J. Waite, T. Garner
F: M. Wood, B. Brown, T. Dumont
Fall: T. Goldstein, J. Ziebell, S. Higgins
I/C: N. Hrovat, A. Mullett, S. Atley, D. Mountford
Emerge: J. Anderson, A. Swallow, B. Preuss
IN: D. Mountford
OUT: E. Vickers-Willis
St Kilda Saints:
B: J. Geary, N. Brown, D. Roberton
HB: J. Newnes, J. Carlisle, S. Gilbert
C: L. Montagna, K. Stevens, J. Billings
HF: J. Sinclair, N. Riewoldt, M. Weller
F: J. Gresham, J. Bruce, T. Membrey
Fall: B. Longer, S. Ross, J. Steven
I/C: L. Dunstan, B. Acres, J. Lonie, J. Webster
Emerge: T. Hickey, J. Steele, B. Rice
IN: N. Riewoldt, L. Dunstan, J. Lonie
OUT: P. McCartin, J. Steele, N. Wright