Essendon Bombers vs Brisbane Lions Tips and Odds – AFL 2020 Round 9

Metricon Stadium will play host to Friday's Round 9 AFL game between Essendon and Brisbane . The game kicks off at 8:10 pm with Brisbane heading into the game as favourites with the bookmakers. Continue reading for our in-depth preview of the Essendon vs. Brisbane game and give you our free tips and bets.

When: Friday July 31, 2020 at 8:10 pm

Where: Metricon Stadium

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Essendon Bombers vs Brisbane Lions Odds

Essendon Bombers vs Brisbane Lions Preview

Both the Dons and Lions were lucky to snatch the W last week but they’ve both banked the points and will go into this Friday nights clash with plenty on the line.

Essendon did everything they could to lose to the Crows last week but managed to hang on for a three-point victory.

The mighty Brisbane Lions (proudly sponsored by Neds) held off a fast-finishing Melbourne but got the job done by four points.

Lachie Neale had 33 disposals to his name and basically has the 2020 Brownlow medal hanging around his neck.

Brisbane needs to work on their goal kicking.

They’ve kicked more behinds than goals in five out of their past six games and would love nothing better to give their old rivals from back in the day a spanking.

After all, if it bleeds you can kill it.

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Essendon Bombers vs Brisbane Lions Teams


B: A.Francis, B.Zerk-Thatcher, M.Redman

HB: J.Ridley, M.Hurley, A.Saad

C: T.Cutler, D.Shiel, B.Ham

HF: W.Snelling, D.Zaharakis, D.Parish

F: A.McDonald-Tipungwuti, J.Townsend, D.Smith

FOLL: S.Draper, Z.Merrett, A.McGrath

I/C: T.Bellchambers, M.Gleeson, N.Cahill, J.Stewart

EMG: A.Phillips, D.Clarke, M.Guelfi, M.Hibberd

IN: B.Zerk-Thatcher, T.Cutler, D.Shiel, S.Draper, J.Stewart

OUT: M.Hibberd (omitted), K.Langford (suspended), J.Laverde (injured), C.McKenna, S.McKernan (both managed)


B: C.Ah Chee, H.Andrews, D.Gardiner

HB: A.Witherden, G.Birchall, B.Starcevich

C: M.Robinson, D.Zorko, H.McCluggage

HF: J.Berry, C.Rayner, L.McCarthy

F: Z.Bailey, E.Hipwood, C.Cameron

FOLL: O.McInerney, J.Lyons, L.Neale

I/C: S.Skinner, C.Ellis-Yolmen, C.Ballenden, N.Answerth

EMG: K.Coleman, M.Hinge, R.Mathieson, J.Payne

IN: A.Witherden, S.Skinner, C.Ellis-Yolmen, C.Ballenden, N.Answerth

OUT: T.Berry (omitted), D.McStay (suspended), D.Rich, A.Smith, R.Lester (all injured)