Nth Melbourne v Richmond
Saturday 7:25pm at Etihad Stadium

North Melbourne sit outside the Top 8 with Richmond well inside it but the recent form of each team could see them swapping positions sooner rather than later.
North Melbourne dropped their opening five games for the season but have turned their year around since with four wins in their next five. The Kangaroos enter this off back-to-back wins over Melbourne and Carlton. North sit 13th on the ladder but have the sixth best attack. It is their 15thranked defence that is letting them down having conceded more than 90 in 8 of 10 games.
Richmond won their opening five games before dropping four straight, three by less than a goal. The best – and worst – of those losses was against GWS in Sydney, a game they blew a big lead in. They bounced back with a win over Essendon last week. The Tigers have the third best defence in the AFL but rank 12th in scoring.
Stats That Matter
  • Richmond have defeated North Melbourne just 4 times since 2002 with North holding a 14-4-1 record over that span
  • North have posted at least 100 points in 9 of the last 10 against the Tigers
  • North have covered six straight against Richmond
  • The Kangaroos have covered just 2 of their last 8 at Etihad
  • North are 17-8 ATS as an underdog at Etihad including a 6-2 ATS after scoring 100-plus
  • Richmond are 8-6 ATS at Etihad since 2012 but just 1 of their last 5 as a favourite
  • The Tigers are 22-36 ATS as a non-interstate favourite since 2012
  • North are 21-12 ATS as a non-interstate outsider since 2012
  • The over is 10-4 when North are a non-interstate outsider of fewer than two goals
  • The under hits in 60% of night games after Round 8
Betting Data
2017 Line: North Melbourne 5-5, Richmond 8-2
2017 Over-Under: North Melbourne 7-3, Richmond 2-8
What To Expect
North have long had the wood on Richmond and should again get the coin in what shapes as an exceptional matchup. The Tigers defence has been sound this year but North have consistently broken Richmond’s defence down in recent years. The Kangaroos are excellent as an underdog in Melbourne while the Tigers are very poor as a favourite.
How It’s Shaping Up
North Melbourne by 8
Recommended Bet
North Melbourne +4.5 ($1.91)
Player Markets
Jack Ziebell’s fantasy stocks have certainly risen over the last three weeks with scores of 113, 104 and 114. Ziebell had 30 touches in his last match with Richmond.
Recommended Bet
Jack Ziebell 110+ Fantasy Points ($2.50) 

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