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North Melbourne vs Gold Coast Predictions & Tips: AFL Round 17 2024

July 5th 2024, 5:00pm, By: Jake Smit

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A huge five-game Super Saturday in the AFL takes place in Round 17, with action beginning at Marvel Stadium with a contest between the Kangaroos and the Suns. Of course, we have a full preview, best bet, and Same Game Multi below. Good luck to everyone following!

Also, Before You Bet will be providing free previews and betting tips for EVERY game in the 2024 AFL season, so make sure to head over to out our AFL Tips regularly to keep up to date with all of our free content.

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2024 AFL Round 17 Preview & Betting Tips

North Melbourne vs Gold Coast

Saturday 1:45pm AEST, July 6th, Marvel Stadium

Wins have remained elusive but encouraging performances have been consistent for North Melbourne of late. They began the season with 11 straight losses and all of them were by 4+ goals, however over the past month they’ve recorded a nine-point win against the Eagles and three losses by a combined 21 points.

The Kangaroos were outclassed by the Bulldogs last weekend (60-77) although they never gave up and enjoyed a somewhat dominant final term (21-7). Tristan Xerri continued his breakout season in the ruck and quite clearly go the better of last year’s All-Australian ruckman in Tim English.

Unfortunately for the Kangaroos, recruit Zac Fisher will miss this weekend after suffering a leg injury against the Dogs which he was subbed out for in the third term. Although on a positive note, Colby McKercher returns after a long injury layoff and some build-up games in the reserves. George Wardlaw remains out due to concussion protocols.

Gold Coast continued their home dominance with a stirring win over the Magpies in Round 16 (101-90). They led for 90% of the contest before the Magpies launched a comeback and momentarily hit the lead in the fourth quarter, but the Suns were able to hit back with a couple of late goals to secure the four points.

The Suns remain undefeated at home (8-0) and winless on the road (0-7) in season 2024, which is quite remarkable at this stage of the year. Even more alarming is the fact that six of their seven road losses have been by at least 20 points.

Ruckman Jarrod Witts has had a tough time staying on the park this campaign and will miss again in Round 17 due to a fractured vertebra. This means second stringer Ned Moyle will come in for his fifth game of the season.

Match Prediction: Despite the Suns’ well-documented struggles away from home this season, they’re currently priced as the very short favourites to defeat the Kangaroos on Saturday. And while it’s difficult to back the 1-14 Kangaroos to secure a win in this contest, I do believe they’ll get close enough to at least cover the seemingly generous handicap (+19.5).

North Melbourne +19.5

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Paul Curtis 2+ Goals – The Suns have some great key defenders but it’s their smalls who are gettable at times. They lack leg speed in their defensive half and that bodes well for the likes of Curtis.

Jy Simpkin 20+ Disposals – He’s been in great form over the past three weeks with 28, 25, and 21 disposals and should be around the ball all day again.

Tristan Xerri 15+ Disposals – With Witts out, Xerri gets a nice matchup against the second-stringer in Moyle. He’ll have plenty of chances to take the ball out of the ruck which he loves to do.

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Based on the South-West coast of Victoria, Jake has been an avid sports fanatic since he could walk. Aussie Rules, basketball, and soccer are his main three loves, but he's also got a soft spot for countless other sports.

Besides being a major contributor to our sports and fantasy content since 2017, Jake is our Content Manager & Editor and helps to plan and coordinate our team of writers every week. He's also one of the unlucky ones that is a keen Port Adelaide and Phoenix Suns fan, so go easy on him.

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