The season will be done for the loser of this vital clash.
The two most frustrating teams this season do battle in a game that will spell the end of their finals dream for one of them.
Gold Coast comes into this game placed in 14th spot with North Melbourne a game behind them in 17th position.
Gold Coast looked primed for a tilt at the finals before an awful fortnight saw them lose to Carlton and St Kilda and they are now going to need a strong end to the season if they are going to feature in the finals for the first time since entering the competition.
North Melbourne has won their last two games against the Gold Coast including a workmanlike win at Etihad Stadium in Round 6 this season.
The Gold Coast Suns welcome back skipper Gary Ablett who will be the difference between the two sides.
Ablett was sensational when the sides met in Round 6 collecting a massive 45 disposals and kicking a goal in a performance that almost certainly would have resulted in him snaring three Brownlow votes.
Despite missing two games through injury this season Ablett is still right in the hunt for the Brownlow Medal and is still as much as $29 with bet365.
North Melbourne has had a series of heartbreaking losses this season and once again lost a nail biter last week when they were beaten by a single point by the Western Bulldogs despite scoring 106 points.
The Suns have been a nightmare for punters and must win to keep their season alive.
Those who anticipate the Suns will make the finals can snap up $34 with Luxbet and TAB while after making the finals last season the Kangaroos are now $34 with Luxbet and TAB to get there again.
We think it is worth having a bet on the Suns ($1.80 @ Luxbet) to win this game and a tiny bet on them making the finals at such huge odds.
Gary Ablett had a monster game when these sides last met and looks a good bet for the most touches. Have a crack at the $5.50 @ Sportsbet for him to get 40 or more.
GARY ABLETT 40+ DISPOSALS