2020 AFL – Geelong Cats vs North Melbourne Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Geelong Cats vs North Melbourne taking place? Wednesday 5th August, 2020 – 08:40 (UK)

Where is Geelong Cats vs North Melbourne taking place? Gabba, Brisbane

What television channel is Geelong Cats vs North Melbourne on? In the UK, five matches each week will be televised on BT Sport and you can see their schedule here. For the TV channel in Australia, visit this link

Where can I stream Geelong Cats vs North Melbourne? If the match is televised in the UK, then BT Sport subscribers will be able to stream it live via BT Sport Player. Additionally, those with a Watch AFL subscription can stream any 2020 AFL match live (outside of Australia). Those in Australia can stream any match live via AFL Live Pass

Where can I get tickets for Geelong Cats vs North Melbourne? Click here for ticket information on 2020 AFL matches

THE TEAM NEWS

GEELONG CATS

  • Geelong Cats remain an inconsistent outfit in 2020 as they once again failed to build on a victory with the Cats falling to 5-4 for the season thanks to a narrow defeat to West Coast Eagles at the weekend.
  • The Cats were in a healthy position headed into the final quarter of the contest as they held an eight-point lead but they could not see the game out as they succumbed to a 73-64 loss.
  • The Cats will rotate again here with Brandan Parfitt, Esava Ratugolea, Gary Rohan and Jake Kolodjashnij all managed while Charlie Constable is injured so Jack Steven, Joel Selwood, Rhys Stanley, Tom Atkins and Zach Guthrie all come into the side.

NORTH MELBOURNE

  • North Melbourne ended their losing streak with a big win over Adelaide Crows and they will hope to build on that success as they face Geelong Cats but this will be a very difficult task for them.
  • After six successive defeats, the Kangaroos notched 119 points which was their highest total of the campaign but that win only took them to 3-6 for the season and there is plenty of work to do if they want to challenge for a spot in the finals.
  • Lachlan Hosie will come in for his debut while Ben Brown, Jared Polec and Will Walker are also selected with Nick Larkey, Luke Davies-Uniacke and Kyron Hayden all managed and they drop out along with the injured Curtis Taylor.

THE PREDICTION

North Melbourne earned a much-needed win last week as they produced a strong attacking display to defeat Adelaide Crows but they face a difficult task to back that up as they face Geelong Cats. That was just a third win of the season for the Kangaroos as they brought a six-match losing streak to an end but the Cats will be eager to make an immediate return to winning ways after they lost to West Coast Eagles. The Cats have lacked consistency this year but they should be capable of responding here and are likely to win by at least 14 points.

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