As Round 9 of the AFL season approaches we take a look at the game between Essendon and Brisbane which is to be played at Metricon Stadium on Friday. Brisbane are the favourites for the game which is scheduled to start at 8:10 pm. We preview the upcoming Essendon vs. Brisbane game and give you the latest odds, tips and teams.
When: Friday July 31, 2020 at 8:10 pm
Where: Metricon Stadium
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
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)