AFL Live North Melbourne Kangaroos vs Western Bulldogs Stream AFL Football 2015 Online, AFL Round 22 Match will be kick off at Etihad Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Saturday 29 August 2015 online, 16.35 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
The North Melbourne Kangaroos have added midfielders Jack Ziebell and Taylor Garner at the expense of Lindsay Thomas (foot) and youngster Luke McDonald (soreness). They are missing just Daniel Wells and Thomas from their best 22. The Dogs have made six changes with Campbell (leg), Talia (ankle), Daniel Pearce, Caleb Daniel, Lin Jong and Rourke Smith all out. In come Matty Boyd, Liam Picken, Jordan Roughead, Mitch Honeychurch, Lukas Webb and debutant Zaine Cordy. They are missing as many as three players from their ideal line-up.
The last time North Melbourne won eight straight games was 1999, the year they last won the Premiership. They are going for eight consecutive leading into that Grand Final win over Carlton. They have won seven straight by an average of 40-points leading into this game. They are seventh on the ladder in a log-jam in the middle of the top eight. They are averaging a stunning 111-points for in the past seven weeks. North is 3-5 both head-to-head and ATL against top eight teams so far this season. The Dogs are sixth on the table, just ahead of North on percentage but came crashing back to earth against the Eagles last weekend. They were exposed for a lack of quality ruckman, an issue they will need to have rectified against Todd Goldstein this weekend. The Dogs are 5-3 (6-2 against the line) vs top eight teams this year.
These two teams have met 154 times with North leading 76-75 with three draws. The Roos have won five of the last six matches with those five wins by an average of 43-points. Since 2011, the Roos are 5-1 both head to head and against the line vs the Dogs. North Melbourne is 46-27 (45-28 ATL) since 2010 at Etihad Stadium – they’re 13-7 (10-10) in 2014-15. The Bulldogs are 20-20 (but 24-16 against the line) at Etihad Stadium since the start of 2013. They are 10-2 (9-3 against the line) at the venue this year. The Bulldogs are 5-6 (7-4 against the line) following a one-match losing streak in 2014-15 Four of their past five match-ups have totalled under 190-points. Bulldogs forward Jake Stringer has kicked 13 goals in the past three weeks.
This one could be one of the most attacking games of the year so expect plenty of points! North should have the ultimate edge as their battle-hardened squad should have too much for the young Dogs and it will start in the middle of the ground. Nic Naitanui taught the Dogs a lesson last week and Todd Goldstein should do the same against a combination of Redpath and Roughead who are not genuine ruckman. North has the bigger bodies to make an impact at the clearances and that is balanced out by the run provided by Atley, MacMillan, Dal Santo, Harvey, Gibson and Bastinac. Waite, Brown and Petrie have a distinct size advantage over Morris, Hamling and Cordy too. The Roos have been scoring at will recently, and though the Dogs got rolled by 77-points last week, they did put up 85-points in the process.
North Melbourne Kangaroos:
B: M. Firrito, R. Tarrant, S. Atley
HB: S. Wright, S. Thompson, N. Dal Santo
C: J. Macmillan, J. Ziebell, B. Jacobs
HF: S. Higgins, D. Petrie, B. Harvey
F: B. Brown, J. Waite, R. Nahas
Foll: T. Goldstein, B. Cunnington, A. Swallow
Inter: R. Bastinac, L. Hansen, T. Garner, S. Gibson
Emerg: M. Wood, K. Turner, A. Mullett
In: J. Ziebell, T. Garner
Out: L. McDonald, L. Thomas
B: D. Morris, J. Roughead, Z. Cordy
HB: M. Boyd, J. Hamling, E. Wood
C: R. Murphy, J. Macrae, S. Biggs
HF: L. Dahlhaus, T. Dickson, S. Crameri
F: L. Hunter, J. Stringer, L. Picken
Foll: J. Redpath, M. Wallis, M. Bontempelli
Inter: J. Grant, L. Webb, M. Honeychurch, J. Johannisen
Emerg: T. Boyd, C. Daniel, L. Jong
In: L. Picken, M. Boyd, Z. Cordy, J. Roughead, L. Webb, M. Honeychurch
Out: L. Jong, M. Talia, T. Campbell, D. Pearce, C. Daniel, R. Smith