Not too many times this season that I’ve gone to bed excited about Friday Night Footy, but today was different. This should be one for the classics, both teams are on fire and playing very attractive footy. North are the only unbeaten team remaining, whereas the Bulldogs have dropped points on one occasion when they lost a hum-dinger against Hawthorn.
The odds are very tight, once again the corporates can’t make a clear call on who to take on. In my eyes, North should be clearer favourites, bulldogs are missing some massive players. They’re without Caleb Daniel, Robert Murphy, Tom Boyd and Suckling. However, their record at the Eithad will give them confidence, I read that they’re 13 from 14 at the venue.
Western Bulldogs have had an immense season to date in defence, however they face a free scoring North Melbourne side. They’ll struggle to keep Waite, Brown, Petrie and Thomas under wraps. There is real value in this game, for me the bookmakers have it wrong. My tip is North Melbourne to win, and win handsomely, get on them to win by 39.5 or more at a huge $4.85.
This will be a high scoring game! That’s highlighted by Waite priced up at $9 to kick six or more…Anyway, my pick for today’s game is Lindsay Thomas. The North forward hasn’t been anywhere near his best this term, however the gun showed signs last week against the Suns when he managed to grab a of couple of snags. I’m on Thomas to kick three or more at a handsome $6.40!