AFL Round 11: North Melbourne v Richmond - Preview & Betting Tips

The Kangaroos face a stern test in their immediate reaction to the post-Brad Scott era when they face Richmond on Friday night.

Ryan Lepore
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Tue, 28 May, 12:00 AM

North Melbourne v Richmond - Marvel Stadium - 7:50pm

North Melbourne get set to begin the post-Brad-Scott era on Friday night when they host an in-form Richmond at Marvel Stadium. The Kangaroos sent Scott off in style by overcoming the Bulldogs by 25-points at this same venue last weekend, moving them to 3-7 in 2019.

The Tigers currently hold the inverse of that record, having most recently downed the Bombers by 23-points in a rain-soaked Dreamtime at the ‘G fixture. That result saw Richmond continue to thrive in the face of its injury crisis, however, there should be reinforcement this weekend with Ivan Soldo and potentially skipper Trent Cotchin in line for a return. This could prove the perfect fixture for Cotchin’s return seeing as the 2012 Brownlow Medallist has accumulated 69 disposals from the Tigers’ last two outings against the Roos, resulting in consecutive victories over the last two seasons.

 

Key Stat: North Melbourne have covered the line in nine of their last 10 matches against Richmond

 

Tip: Richmond - $1.35* (Ladbrokes)

Best bet: North Melbourne +19.5 - $1.75* (Ladbrokes)

Value bet: North Melbourne +19.5/Under 171.5

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