|Gold Coast vs North Melbourne AFL Betting Odds and Game Info|
|AFL betting odds||Suns $1.35 at BetOnline | Kangaroos $3.50 at Bet365|
|When||Saturday, March 27, 2021 at 7:10pm AEST|
|Where||Metricon Stadium – Gold Coast, Queensland|
|Last time they met||Gold Coast 12.19.91 – North Melbourne 4.4.28 (R14, 2020)|
|Watch live||Seven (QLD), Fox Footy, Kayo|
The Gold Coast Suns will play their first home game of the 2021 AFL Premiership season this Saturday night as the North Melbourne Kangaroos head up the coast to Metricon Stadium.
Last year’s contest between these sides ended in a 63-point demolish in favour of the Suns, who could have won by far more if not for extremely inaccurate kicking in front of goal.
Both sides were handed a loss in round one, but they played two of the premier sides in the competition in Port Adelaide and West Coast.
A PCL injury to Matt Rowell will see the exciting youngster sidelined for up to six weeks, but Ben Ainsworth should slip in perfectly to replace him this weekend if he overcomes his hamstring niggle.
David Noble has taken over an injury-riddled North Melbourne list, but he can expect Jed Anderson to put his hand up for selection if he passes fit this week.
Key matchup: Ben King vs Ben McKay
The future looks bright for the Gold Coast Suns at full forward with Ben King slotting three goals in round one. Ben McKay has taken his time to find his feet at AFL level, but he kept Charlie Dixon to just two goals last week in a promising display. King kicked 2.4 against the Roos last season, so straight shooting could see the big man pick up a bag.
Gold Coast Suns betting info
Not only did the Suns put up a good fight in Perth against a very strong West Coast side, they did it without Matt Rowell in the middle for much of the game. They kicked 12.19 against the Roos in 2020, so accurate finishing will be a key focus this weekend. The conditions at Metricon Stadium will be perfect for footy, which should help the Suns in front of goal.
- Connor Budarick
- Sam Collins
- Sean Lemmens
- Jack Bowes
- Charlie Ballard
- Oleg Markov
- Brandon Ellis
- Hugh Greenwood
- Jack Lukosius
- David Swallow
- Sam Day
- Lachie Weller
- Izak Rankine
- Ben King
- Darcy MacPherson
- Jarrod Witts
- Ben Ainsworth
- Touk Miller
- Noah Anderson
- Will Brodie
- Wil Powell
- Alex Sexton
- Chris Burgess (Emg)
- Brayden Fiorini (Emg)
- Jarrod Harbrow (Emg)
- Nick Holman (Emg)
- Coach: Stuart Dew
North Melbourne Kangaroos betting info
The new-look North Melbourne midfield for round one was run by Luke Davies-Uniacke and Jaidyn Stephenson, who were easily the best players for the Roos. The forwards underperformed against the strong Port Adelaide defence, but it won’t get any easier against the Suns and their ever-improving defensive unit featuring Sam Collins, Jack Bowes, Charlie Ballard and Jack Lukosius.
- Tom Powell
- Nick Larkey
- Bailey Scott
- Tarryn Thomas
- Josh Walker
- Kayne Turner
- Jack Mahony
- Luke Davies-Uniake
- Jared Polec
- Aiden Bonar
- Aidan Corr
- Jack Ziebell
- Shaun Atley
- Ben McKay
- Lachie Young
- Todd Goldstein
- Jaidyn Stephenson
- Jy Simpkin
- Jed Anderson
- Dom Tyson
- Charlie Lazzaro
- Cameron Zurhaar
- Will Phillips (Emg)
- Connor Menadue(Emg)
- Tom Campbell (Emg)
- Aaron Hall(Emg)
- Coach: David Noble
Gold Coast vs North Melbourne betting predictions
Luke Davies-Uniacke to get 25+ disposals
The Port Adelaide midfielders dominated the contested game last week, leaving Luke Davies-Uniacke in a tough position winning his own footy. He should enjoy the contest more against the Suns, especially if Jed Anderson comes in to lend a hand. He will be pushing for a career-high disposal count this week, but he surpassed the 20-touch mark in four out of nine appearances in limited game-time last season.
Luke Davies-Uniacke 25+ disposals
Izak Rankine to kick 2+ goals
There was no excitement or flashy skills from Izak Rankine in his first game of 2021, but the cheeky forward should put on a show in front of his home fans this Saturday night. The Suns will give Rankine plenty of opportunities throughout the night, and the classy forward will make North Melbourne pay with his accurate finishing.
Izak Rankine 2+ goals
Gold Coast vs North Melbourne AFL same game multi
If 2020 and round one are anything to go by, the Suns could be primed for a big win on Saturday night. The Roos played out the contest well against Port, but they may find it harder to run out quarters against a team that is used to warm conditions in Queensland.
Gold Coast 25+ / Over 163.5 points / Davies-Uniacke 25+ disposals
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