FRIDAY NIGHT ANALYSIS
NORTH MELBOURNE v ESSENDON
The Kangaroos have defended differently to most sides this season, pushing numbers into their defensive half to try to make it hard for their opposition to score.
It is why they have an inside-50 differential of -4.8 per game (ranked 13th) and why they have a time-in-forward-half differential of -7min 10sec per game (ranked 18th)
Despite the numbers flooding back, North Melbourne has still been the eighth easiest side to score against once inside 50, conceding a score from 47.3 per cent of the opposition’s inside-50s.
Joe Daniher’s accuracy in front of goal in wins compared to losses is staggering.
He has had 23 shots at goal in Essendon’s five wins for a return of 17.4.
In the team’s nine losses he has had 27 shots for a haul of 10.13.