AFL Round 22 Preview & Betting – Melbourne Vs North Melbourne

Rounding off the weekend’s action is the local derby clash between Melbourne and North Melbourne at the MCG on Sunday afternoon.

This is always a great game to watch, especially considering it falls on the last day of the season, and will see the odds hot up at Sportsbet.

North Melbourne head into this one as favourites at $1.78 with Ladbrokes.com.au. They defeated the West Coast Eagles with a strong display last weekend, but have been less than consistent as the season’s gone on.

Samuel Wright was the top goal scorer for the Roos last weekend booting a total of four, with Aaron Edwards, Andrew Swallow and Ben Warren all claiming three.

It is highly unlikely that North can cross the line into the top eight this weekend, although if the Blues lose, and North manage a high score difference win, they could edge in there.

Melbourne are at $2.05 for the win with Ladbrokes.com.au. They were disappointing in their loss to Port Adelaide last weekend, which saw them lose two consecutive games.

Liam Jurrah booted four for the Dee’s in what was a dismal performance from the team as a whole. Cameron Bruce attempted to lead by example, and finished on 39 disposals in an impressive personal display.

The Demons have just pride to play for this weekend, which is a big stake considering their arch rival opponents for round 22.

Our tip is to go with the odds and back North Melbourne to win by 20-29 points at Ladbrokes.com.au.

AFLRules Tip Of The Match

This is always a tough fixture to pick, as both sides have had a mediocre season and will look to finish it off with a high. While there is the slightest chance the Roos could make it to the finals, it is highly unlikely. But be prepared for a show of gutsy footy from North Melbourne on Sunday afternoon. Looking at recent form our tip is to go with the odds and back North Melbourne to win by 20-29 points at Ladbrokes.com.au.