TIO Stadium will play host to Saturday's Round 13 AFL game between Essendon and Richmond . The game kicks off at 7:40 pm with Richmond heading into the game as favourites with the bookmakers. Continue reading for our in-depth preview of the Essendon vs. Richmond game and give you our free tips and bets.
When: Saturday August 22, 2020 at 7:40 pm
Where: TIO Stadium
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
Essendon Bombers vs Richmond Tigers Odds
Essendon Bombers vs Richmond Tigers Preview
You can just about put a line through the Bombers if they fail to win this week.
Essendon’s efforts against St Kilda last Sunday were dismal at best, and it’s difficult to see them producing anything out of the ordinary against a Richmond outfit hungry to return to the top four.
After showing so much promise earlier in the year, the Bombers have suddenly reverted back to playing very slow footy.
Moving the ball forward has proven a problem for the Dons over the last month and it appears the bookies want no part with a long double-digit line set for Saturday’s game.
Richmond, on the other hand, have a point to prove.
Two late goals saved the Tigers on Tuesday night in what was a very flat performance against the Suns.
The short turnaround doesn’t make life easy, but with a chance to make it 10 wins in a row against the Bombers and also cement themselves in the top eight, it’s difficult to back against the Tiges’.
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Essendon Bombers vs Richmond Tigers Teams
B: A.Saad, A.Francis, M.Hurley
HB: J.Ridley, M.Guelfi, M.Gleeson
C: D.Clarke, A.McGrath, Z.Merrett
HF: D.Shiel, B.Ham, I.Mosquito
F: J.Stringer, J.Stewart, A.McDonald-Tipungwuti
FOLL: S.Draper, W.Snelling, D.Parish
I/C: K.Langford, T.Bellchambers, M.Redman, D.Smith
EMG: B.Zerk-Thatcher, K.Mutch, J.Begley, A.Phillips
IN: A.Francis, B.Ham, I.Mosquito, J.Stringer, T.Bellchambers, M.Redman, D.Smith
OUT: T.Cutler, J.Begley, S.McKernan, J.Townsend, K.Mutch, B.Zerk-Thatcher (all omitted), C.McKenna (injured)
B: B.Houli, D.Grimes, N.Balta
HB: J.Short, N.Vlastuin, O.Markov
C: K.McIntosh, J.Graham, M.Pickett
HF: J.Aarts, K.Lambert, T.Lynch
F: J.Riewoldt, D.Martin, J.Castagna
FOLL: I.Soldo, S.Bolton, T.Cotchin
I/C: L.Baker, S.Stack, D.Rioli, M.Chol
EMG: J.Ross, J.Higgins, N.Broad, T.Dow
OUT: N.Broad (omitted)