Marvel Stadium will play host to Sunday's Round 10 AFL game between Essendon Bombers and North Melbourne Kangaroos. The game kicks off at 4:40 pm with Essendon Bombers heading into the game as favourites with the bookmakers. Continue reading for our in-depth preview of the Essendon Bombers vs. North Melbourne Kangaroos game and give you our free tips and bets.
When: Sunday May 23, 2021 at 4:40 pm
Where: Marvel Stadium
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Essendon Bombers vs North Melbourne Kangaroos Odds
Essendon Bombers vs North Melbourne Kangaroos Preview
It almost feels as though Essendon’s season is already over, but one look at the ladder suggests the Bombers are very much in the thick of things.
Last week’s thrilling seven-point win over Fremantle has left the Dons sitting just eight points away from a spot in the top eight, and they look to have a great opportunity to close that gap against North on Sunday.
Of course, that isn’t to say this game is a guarantee.
As Hawthorn found out the hard way last week, this injury-riddled Kangaroos side is still very dangerous when things start to go their way.
North applied a tremendous amount of pressure from half-time onwards to suffocate the life out of Hawthorn, and if they can replicate that performance this week, they should go a long way to at least keeping this game close.
As far as recent history goes the Bombers have owned North’s number with five consecutive wins dating back to 2016.
Even so, this line looks a little long for two of the most unpredictable teams in the competition, so take North to put up a fight.
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Essendon Bombers vs North Melbourne Kangaroos Teams
B: Laverde, Stewart, Francis
HB: Heppell, Ridley, Redman
C: McGrath, Merrett, Cox
HF: Waterman, Jones, Snelling
F: Hooker, Wright, McDonald-Tipungwuti
FOLL: Phillips, Parish, Langford
I/C (from): Hind, Guelfi, Perkins, Zaharakis, Ambrose, Cahill, Bryan, Ham
IN: Waterman, Cahill, Ambrose, Bryan
OUT: Smith (injured)
B: Hall, McKay, Atley
HB: Ziebell, Walker, Menadue
C: Dumont, Cunnington, La.Young
HF: Turner, Larkey, Zurhaar
F: Taylor, Campbell, Thoas
FOLL: Goldstein, Davies-Uniacke, Simpkin
I/C (from): Mahony, Garner, Scott, Bosenavulagi, Powell, Phillips, Lazzaro, Xerri
IN: Scott, Bosenavulagi, Xerri