As Round 6 of the AFL season approaches take a look at the game between Essendon and North Melbourne which is to be played at Metricon Stadium on Saturday. Essendon are the favourites for the game which is scheduled to start at 7:40 pm. We preview the upcoming Essendon vs. North Melbourne game and give you the latest odds, tips and teams.
When: Saturday July 11, 2020 at 7:40 pm
Where: Metricon Stadium
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Essendon Bombers vs North Melbourne Kangaroos Odds
Essendon Bombers vs North Melbourne Kangaroos Preview
It’s taken 12 years and a global pandemic but Andrew Demetriou, Caroline Wilson and co have finally got their wish with North Melbourne being based on the Gold Coast.
They face their old arch-rival the Bombers, who have also relocated to the Sunshine State at Metricon Stadium in what should be a fascinating encounter.
Essendon has had an eventful few weeks.
Their game against Melbourne was postponed, they lost to Carlton by a point and they were able to upset the Pies by 15 points last Friday night.
Pressure will be on Dylan Shiel who is dominating in the midfield for the Bombers and having one of his best seasons.
The recent injury to Jake Stringer will hurt them and Sheil will really need to ramp things up to ensure the Bombers forward line remains functional.
North Melbourne have been trending downwards since upsetting the Giants when the season resumed.
The Kangaroos had a Darren Crocker last week against the Doggies kicking only five goals and going down by 49 points.
Despite the recent poor form from North, I expect this game to be a close one and for the Kangas to cover the line.
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Essendon Bombers vs North Melbourne Kangaroos Teams
Backs M.Hurley – C 18 C.Hooker 26 M.Gleeson 8
Half Backs A.Saad 42 J.Ridley 14 C.McKenna 45
Centreline B.Ham 33 A.McGrath 1 K.Langford 4
Half Forwards D.Parish 3 J.Laverde 15 O.Fantasia 13
Forwards A.McDonald-Tipungwuti 43 S.McKernan 44 J.Townsend 20
Followers A.Phillips 34 D.Smith 5 D.Shiel 9
Interchange D.Zaharakis 11 W.Snelling 40 Z.Merrett 7
Emergencies T.Bellchambers 2 J.Begley 16 A.Francis 10
In: – C.McKenna, Z.Merrett
Out: – M.Redman (Omitted), J.Stringer (Injured)
Backs J.Macmillan 34 R.Tarrant – C 25 S.Atley 18
Half Backs J.Pittard 17 J.Walker 19 K.Hayden 37
Centreline J.Polec 13 J.Simpkin 12 T.Dumont 14
Half Forwards S.Higgins 4 C.Zurhaar 44 B.Scott 8
Forwards T.Thomas 26 B.Brown 50 C.Taylor 31
Followers T.Goldstein 22 L.McDonald 11 J.Anderson 3
Interchange P.Ahern 15 J.Mahony 35 T.Campbell 42
Emergencies M.Williams 2 A.Bonar 16 B.McKay 23
In: – B.Scott, P.Ahern, T.Campbell
Out: – M.Williams (Omitted), B.Cunnington (Injured), T.Xerri (Omitted)