As Round 18 of the AFL season approaches take a look at the game between Essendon Bombers and Melbourne Demons which is to be played at Metricon Stadium on Saturday. Melbourne Demons are the favourites for the game which is scheduled to start at 2:10 pm. We preview the upcoming Essendon Bombers vs. Melbourne Demons game and give you the latest odds, tips and teams.
When: Saturday September 19, 2020 at 2:10 pm
Where: Metricon Stadium
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Essendon Bombers vs Melbourne Demons Odds
Essendon Bombers vs Melbourne Demons Preview
The Demons find themselves in an all-too familiar position as they hope to avoid finishing ninth for the second time in the last four years.
Melbourne fans should be rooting for GWS on Friday night against the Saints before tackling the Bombers at Metricon on Saturday.
Winning is paramount this week for the Dees, but if they can go about it in spectacular fashion, they’ll really boost their chances.
A win by 25 points or more would help separate the Dees and the Saints on percentage, while a Bulldogs loss to Fremantle would also help Melbourne’s cause.
The Demons find themselves in this spot after losing back-to-back games to Sydney and Fremantle, so if you’re feeling a little anxious about backing Melbourne, you probably aren’t the only one.
Essendon, on the other hand, will relish the chance to spoil the party.
The Dons have now lost three straight in blowout fashion, but they will hold fond memories of last year’s 130-112 win over the Demons.
This game probably won’t be quite as high scoring, but don’t be surprised if the Dons give up a ton of points.
Four of Essendon’s last five opponents have scored over 70 points, likely due to the fact they rank fourth in goals allowed.
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Essendon Bombers vs Melbourne Demons Teams
B: J.Ridley, B.Zerk-Thatcher, M.Gleeson
HB: D.Smith, M.Hurley, A.Saad
C: T.Cutler, Z.Merrett, B.ham
HF: W.Snelling, J.Stewart, M.Guelfi
F: J.Stringer, J.Daniher, A.McDonald-Tipungwuti
FOLL: S.Draper, D.Shiel, D.Parish
I/C: J.Laverde, M.Redman, D.Clarke, K.Langford
EMER: J.Begley, A.Phillips, C.Hooker, K.Mutch
IN: M.Hurley, J.Laverde, M.Redman
OUT: M.Hibberd, A.Phillips, J.Townsend (all omitted)
B: J.Smith, S.May, M.Hibberd
HB: T.Rivers, J.Lever, C.Salem
C: E.Langdon, C.Petracca, A.vandenBerg
HF: J.Hunt, S.Weideman, A.Neal-Bullen
F: K.Pickett, M.Brown, C.Spargo
FOLL: M.Gawn, J.Viney, C.Oliver
I/C: J.Melksham, A.Tomlinson, B.Fritsch, O.Baker
EMER: L.Jackson, M.Hannan, T.Sparrow, N.Jetta
OUT: N.Jetta (Omitted)