MCG will play host to Saturday's Round 10 AFL game between Richmond Tigers and Essendon Bombers. The game kicks off at 7:30 pm with Richmond Tigers heading into the game as favourites with the bookmakers. Continue reading for our in-depth preview of the Richmond Tigers vs. Essendon Bombers game and give you our free tips and bets.
When: Saturday May 21, 2022 at 7:30 pm
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Richmond Tigers vs Essendon Bombers Preview
Dreamtime at the ‘G is always a special occasion on the footy calendar, and this year’s clash between the Tigers and Bombers should be no exception.
The Dons have again found themselves in the headlines all week on the back of last week’s 58-point thumping against the Swans.
A clear lack of effort and basic execution was present yet again, a disappointing performance for a side that seemed to have regained some confidence after a strong fourth quarter to defeat Hawthorn a week earlier.
As for Richmond, it’s all systems go.
The Tigers have rattled off three in a row after defeating the Hawks themselves last week, and there seems to be no stopping full-forward Tom Lynch on the way to the Coleman Medal.
The Bombers did show some fight on the big stage on ANZAC Day last month, but this an entirely different challenge against a Richmond team that is starting to resemble the days of old.
With Ben Rutten on the hot seat and the playing group in disrepute, this shapes as another tough week for Essendon supporters.
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Richmond Tigers vs Essendon Bombers Teams
B: J.Gibcus, R.Tarrant, D.Grimes
HB: D.Rioli, N.Broad, L.Baker
C: S.Edwards, J.Short, K.McIntosh
HF: J.Castagna, K.Lambert, S.Bolton
F: T.Lynch, D.Martin, J.Riewoldt
FOLL: T.Nankervis, D.Prestia, T.Cotchin
I/C: N.Vlastuin, I.Soldo, J.Graham, M.Rioli
EMG: S.Banks, J.Clarke, J.Aarts, J.Ross
IN: J.Gibcus, R.Tarrant
OUT: B.Nyuon (omitted), M.Pickett (suspended), N.Balta (injured)
B: J.Laverde, Z.Reid, J.Kelly
HB: D.Heppell, M.Redman, N.Hind
C: N.Martin, Z.Merrett, M.Guelfi
HF: S.Durham, A.Francis, A.Perkins
F: A.Waterman, P.Wright, D.Smith
FOLL: S.Draper, D.Parish, A.McGrath
I/C: J.Ridley, D.Shiel, B.Hobbs, N.Bryan
EMG: T.Cutler, B.Zerk-Thatcher, T.Wanganeen, H.Jones
OUT: T.Cutler (omitted), J.Caldwell (injured)