As Round 12 of the AFL season approaches take a look at the game between St Kilda and Essendon which is to be played at Gabba on Sunday. St Kilda are the favourites for the game which is scheduled to start at 3:35 pm. We preview the upcoming St Kilda vs. Essendon game and give you the latest odds, tips and teams.
When: Sunday August 16, 2020 at 3:35 pm
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St Kilda Saints vs Essendon Bombers Odds
St Kilda Saints vs Essendon Bombers Preview
Time is quickly running out for the Bombers as they find themselves among a desperate group of teams fighting for a spot in the eight.
The Dons blew a four-goal lead against the Giants last week in their narrow four-point loss, their second straight defeat after failing to turn up against the Lions a week earlier.
Speaking of bouncing back, the Saints also have some work to do following a lacklustre effort against Geelong last Monday night.
The loss leaves St Kilda back outside the top four, but there is plenty to like about the Saints from a betting perspective.
Brett Ratten’s side has played to a 4-2 record on the back of a previous loss over the last 12 months and they should feel a little more confident this week with a game at the Gabba under their belt.
It’s tough to know what to make of the Bombers right now. Their pressure was great last week in the first half, but there still seems to be a lack of execution when it comes to the game plan.
Both sides are averaging exactly 9.3 goals against to opponents this year, so there is a chance this one turns out to be rather close.
The Saints won by 11-points when these two sides met in Round 2 last year and with plenty on the line for both clubs, we’re tipping a similar result.
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St Kilda Saints vs Essendon Bombers Teams
B: N.Coffield, C.Wilkie, B.Paton
HB: B.Long, J.Geary, D.Howard
C: J.Billings, Z.Jones, B.Hill
HF: N.Hind, J.Lonie, D.Butler
F: T.Membrey, M. King, R.Marshall
FOLL: P.Ryder, J.Steele, J.Bytel
I/C: H.Clark, J.Sinclair, J.Battle, S.Ross
EMER: E.Phillips, D.McKenzie, S.Savage, D.Roberton
IN: Jones, Lonie, Ryder, Ross
OUT: Carlisle (managed), Gresham (injured), Kent (managed), Phillips (omitted)
B: A.Saad, M.Hurley, B.Zerk-Thatcher
HB: J.Ridley, M.Gleeson, M.Guelfi
C: T.Cutler, A.McGrath, D.Parish
HF: C.McKenna, J.Stewart, A.McDonald-Tipungwuti
F: J.Begley, S.McKernan, W.Snelling
FOLL: S.Draper, D.Shiel, Z.Merrett
I/C: K.Langford, J.Townsend, K.Mutch, D.Clarke
EMER: T.Bellchambers, M.Hibberd, M.Redman, B.Ham
IN: Hurley, Townsend, Draper, Mutch, Begley
Out: Smith (managed), Bellchambers (managed), Francis (managed), Redman (managed), Zaharakis (quad)