Australian Football League Live North Melbourne Kangaroos vs Essendon Bombers Stream AFL 2015 Seasons Week 16 math will be kick off at Etihad Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Friday 17 July 2015 online, 19.50 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
The Essendon Bombers bounced back with a win over Melbourne after getting thumped by the Saints whilst North also responded ton upset loss with a big win over Geelong.
The Bombers will likely stick with youth after beating the Dees. Luckless utility Alex Browne must pass a concussion test whilst they could have as many as eight of their best 22 out. North will be without Drew Petrie (suspended) with Mason Wood, Majak Daw and Aaron Black all in line to replace him. Robbie Nahas and Lachie Hansen muss pass fitness tests with small forward Lindsay Thomas knocking at the door after a stint in the VFL.
North is 10th on the ladder, just one game outside of the eight. They have alternated wins and losses since round 7. North is 5-2 (4-3 against the line) vs bottom ten teams this year. They rank fourth for points per game but 13th for most points conceded this season. The inconsistent Bombers are 14th on the ladder with just five wins. They are 12th for most points conceded and 17th for most points scored this season. Essendon is 4-3 (3-4 against the line) vs bottom ten teams in 2015.
North Melbourne and Essendon have met 152 times with the Bombers leading 96-56 with one draw. In their last ten games, North have won six and Essendon four. Since 2010, North is 5-3 (6-2 against the line) vs Essendon. The Roos have won ten of their 14 games against Essendon at the Docklands. North Melbourne has scored over 100-points in five of their last eight games against the Bombers. North is 5-6 (6-5 against the line) on Friday night’s since the start of 2013. Essendon is 5-8 (8-5 against the line) on Thursday/Friday night’s since the start of 2013. Essendon is 13-12 (9-16 against the line) at the Dome since the start of 2013. North Melbourne is 43-27 (43-27 ATL) since 2010 at Etihad Stadium – they’re 10-7 (8-9) in 2014-15. Four of their past five games have totalled under 178.5 points. Seven of the nine games in round 14 went under the total match points line.
The Roos were good to the #WillHillWolfpack last week with a comprehensive win over Geelong and are well placed to deliver two weeks in a row. Essendon’s scoring woes continued last week despite Joe Daniher kicking five straight they could only manage 69-points (albeit in trying conditions). The Roos have the size and strength to match up on Daniher and Hooker forward whilst dexterity in attack to nullify Michael Hurley’s influence. Expect Boomer Harvey to put his best foot forward to justify avoiding the geen sub’s vest in his 400th in round 17.
North Melbourne Kangaroos:
B: S.Wright, R.Tarrant, M.Firrito
HB: N.Dal Santo, S.Thompson, J.Macmillan
C: B.Jacobs, S.Atley, T.Garner
HF: A.Black, J.Waite, J.Ziebell
F: B.Harvey, B.Brown, S.Higgins
Foll: T.Goldstein, B.Cunnington, A.Swallow
Inter: R.Bastinac, S.Gibson, A.Mullett, K.Turner
Emer: L.McDonald, L.Thomas, M.Wood
Out: D.Petrie (suspension)
B: M.Baguley, A.Steinberg, M.Hurley
HB: M.Hibberd, J.Gwilt, M.Gleeson
C: B.Stanton, B.Goddard, D.Zaharakis
HF: C.Hooker, P.Ambrose, J.Merrett
F: J.Laverde, J.Daniher, D.Heppell
Foll: S.McKernan, N.O’Brien, Z.Merrett
Inter: K.Langford, J.Ashby, S.Edwards, B.Howlett
Emer: J.Giles, C.Dempsey, E.Kavanagh
Out: A.Browne (concussion)