North Melbourne
11.10 (76)
10.12 (72)
Blundstone Arena


It’s been over 10 years since Melbourne beat their rivals from the North. Since Round 20 2006, the Kangaroos have won 16 in a row against the Demons.

If this game was at the MCG, most people would almost give Melbourne their certainty pick given the form lines of the two teams. However, playing at Blundstone throws a spanner in the works. The Roos are excellent at this ground, they have won six of their past eight games at the venue, the highlight was destroying Adelaide earlier this year.

You cannot tip North Melbourne with any confidence, however, don not be surprised if the Roos pull something out of the bag in this one.

Tip: Demons by 17

Team Line-Ups

Team Stats

368 Disposals 395
164 Contested Possessions 160
178 Kicks 191
190 Handballs 204
24 Free Kicks 17
46 Clearances 45
9 Centre Clearances 12
37 Stoppages 33
48 Inside 50 59
56 Marks 64
12 Marks in 50 8
14 Contested Marks 13
78 Tackles 75
41 Hit-Outs 56

Player Stats

North Melbourne Kangaroos

Aaron Mullett1010202021200
Andrew Swallow1017272041710
Ben Brown95148030141
Ben Cunnington1112235001300
Braydon Preuss22412302501
Daniel Nielson65112030400
Declan Mountford79163000100
Jack Ziebell206262020400
Jarrad Waite6392011110
Jy Simpkin57122001221
Luke McDonald1472130021010
Majak Daw22421800700
Nathan Hrovat89174010100
Robbie Tarrant6391032700
Ryan Clarke816243000400
Sam Durdin85132003301
Sam Gibson1211231010300
Scott Thompson512173010110
Shaun Atley415192000201
Shaun Higgins1315285000311
Taylor Garner710171022302
Trent Dumont59140011400

Melbourne Demons

Alex Neal-Bullen412162000400
Christian Petracca215170002300
Christian Salem139224001300
Clayton Oliver6273330231210
Dom Tyson1317303010201
Jack Trengove67131001000
Jack Viney89173001800
Jack Watts610164011300
Jake Melksham65110012121
James Harmes1014240000402
Jay Kennedy-Harris811191001500
Jayden Hunt162186001510
Jeff Garlett104142021232
Jesse Hogan74112011110
Jordan Lewis1617333031400
Max Gawn5131835221300
Michael Hibberd225279000001
Mitch Hannan0330001500
Neville Jetta116177031300
Oscar McDonald75123001100
Sam Frost5492012200
Tom McDonald105156402422