Australian Football League Live St Kilda Saints vs North Melbourne Kangaroos Live Stream Free, AFL 2017 Seasons Week 22 Stream. St Kilda Saints vs North Melbourne Kangaroos match will be kickoff at Etihad Stadium, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Sunday 20 August 2017 online, 15:20 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
St Kilda are in 11th spot with a 10-10 record and a need to win their final two games to be any hope of finals football. The Saints rank 11th in scoring and 10th in defence. St Kilda have faded badly with just one win in their last five games, heading into this off a poor loss to Melbourne. The Saints have been held to 72 or fewer in four of their last five.
North Melbourne are 16th on the ladder with a 5-15 record. They rank 10th in scoring but 16th in defence. The Kangaroos have won just one of their last 10 matches, a stirring victory over Top 8 team Melbourne. North have conceded 107 or more points in six of their last eight games.
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.
B: J.Geary, N.Brown, D.Roberton
HB: J.Newnes, J.Carisle, J.Webster
C: S.Savage, L.Dunstan, B.Acres
HF: J.Billings, N.Riewoldt, J.Sinclair
F: J.Gresham, J.Bruce, T.Membrey
FOL: B.Longer, S.Ross, J.Steven
I/C: J.Steele, S.Gilbert, K.Stevens, M.Weller
EMG: T.Hickey, J.Lonie, B.White
B: S.Durdin, R.Tarrant, D.Nielson
HB: S.Atley, S.Thompson, R.Clarke
C: D.Mountford, T.Dumont, S.Gibson
HF: L.McDonald, B.Preuss, K.Turner
F: S.Higgins, B.Brown, J.Simpkin
FOL: T.Goldstein, A.Swallow, B.Cunnington
I/C: J.Ziebell, N.Hrovat, T.Garner, C.Zurhaar
EMG: J.Anderson, B.McKay, J.Williams
OUT: A.Mullett (calf)