North Melbourne vs Geelong Cats Round 20 Tips, Prediction & Preview

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North Melbourne vs Geelong Tips

North Melbourne will look to cause a major upset when they battle it out against the Cats on Saturday afternoon.

North Melbourne vs Geelong Tips, Preview & Predictions 

North Melbourne Kangaroos vs Geelong Cats free AFL tips, predictions and preview – Geelong have won 10 of their last 11 matches.

North Melbourne vs Geelong Tips

  • Jy Simpkin has had 25+ disposals in six of his last eight matches
  • Five of the last six meetings have gone OVER the total points line (not including 2020 shortened matches)

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North Melbourne vs Geelong Match Details

🇦🇺 Competition: AFL
🗓 Date: Saturday July 31
Time: 1:15pm AEDT
🏟 Stadium: Blundstone Arena

North Melbourne vs Geelong 2021 Form (last five matches)

Kangaroos (WLWLW)

  • RD 15: North Melbourne 72-63 Gold Coast
  • RD 16: Western Bulldogs 108-79 North Melbourne
  • RD 17: West Coast 60-70 North Melbourne
  • RD 18: North Melbourne 74-92 Essendon
  • RD 19: Carlton 77-116 North Melbourne

Cats (LWWWW)

  • RD 15: Brisbane 94-50 Geelong
  • RD 16: Geelong 98-57 Essendon
  • RD 17: Carlton 44-70 Geelong
  • RD 18: Fremantle 31-100 Geelong
  • RD 19: Geelong 95-57 Richmond

North Melbourne vs Geelong Head to Head (last five matches)

  • R5 2021: Cats 77-47 Roos
  • R10 2020: Cats 90-57 Roos
  • R21 2019: Cats 69-14 Roos
  • R8 2019: Roos 80-104 Cats
  • R12 2018: Cats 96-59 Roos

North Melbourne vs Geelong Preview

The Kangaroos cruised past the lacklustre Blues by 39 points to keep their hopes of not winning the wooden spoon alive.

It’s a bit of a purple patch for the Roos in a disappointing campaign. They’ve won three of their last five matches, and if they are going to get one past the Cats now would be the time. However, they will be without star midfielder Ben Cunnington, who has undergone surgery for a testicular tumour.

Nick Larkey was having a hard time of things this season, but he stood tall against an in-form Carlton defence, kicking a career-best seven goals. He will have to have help from his teammates to eliminate the strong intercept game of the Cats.

Meanwhile, the Cats defeated the reigning premiers by 38 points to jump to second on the ladder, only behind the Dogs on percentage.

An explosive second quarter saw them go into the half with a 41-point lead and restricting the Tigers to just only one goal. The accurate Cats will only rue that they didn’t win by a larger margin.

It will be Geelong’s first game in Tasmania since 2007, when they lost to the Hawks in Launceston. They will have a chance to go onto the top of the ladder with a large victory here.

Geelong has the experience and form to go all the way this season, and they should comfortably win this match despite the Kangaroos winning big last time out.

Kangaroos vs Cats Team News

The Roos will likely make two changes with Jack Mahoney and Robbie Tarrant recovering from their respective injuries. Tarryn Thomas will be one to miss after suffering a concussion last week. 

Gryan Miers will likely miss out with injury. However, veteran Shaun Higgins should return after missing last week with soreness.

The two sides last met in Round 5 last season, which saw the Roos win by 30 points.

Kangaroos vs Cats Stats

  • Geelong have won 10 of their last 11 matches
  • Five of the last six meetings have gone OVER the total points line (not including 2020 shortened matches)
  • Jy Simpkin has had 25+ disposals in six of his last eight matches

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