AFL Live Essendon Bombers vs Richmond Tigers Stream AFL Football 2015 Online, AFL Round 22 Match will be kick off at Melbourne Cricket Ground Stadium (MCG), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Saturday 29 August 2015 online, 19.20 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
The Essendon Bombers instantly improved under interim coach Matthew Egan against the Suns last week but will have to improve out of sight to challenge Richmond.
The Bombers have added debutant Conor McKenna and retiring veteran Paul Chapman to their team with Patrick Ambrose (shoulder) and Shaun Edwards (omit) out. They are without as many as seven of their best 22. The Tigers have included Dylan Grimes and Matt Thomas to their team with captain Trent Cotchin (back) and Steven Morris (omit) out. They are missing just two of their best 22.
Essendon bounced back from their 112-point loss to Adelaide by nearly stealing the win over Gold Coast last weekend. In their first game under interim coach Matthew Egan, the Bombers competed hard and scored over 90 points for just the fourth time this season. The Bombers last lost seven in a row in round 23, 2012. The Tigers have won their past two games by a combined total of 174-points over Gold Coast and Collingwood. They are fifth on the ladder, just a game behind Sydney. Richmond is 9-3 (8-4 against the line) vs bottom ten sides this season.
Richmond and Essendon have met 196 times with the Bombers leading 104-88 with four draws. The Tigers have won three of their past four games. Since 2011, Richmond is 5-4 head-to-head and against the line vs the Bombers. Essendon is 13-14-1 (14-14 against the line) at the MCG since the start of 2012. The Tigers are 12-12 (12-12 against the line) at the MCG since the start of 2014. Richmond is 15-7 (11-11 against the line) when starting as favourite in 2014-15. Their last six games have all totalled under 173-points. Ty Vickery has kicked 10 goals in his past two games.
The Wolf is backing Richmond to simply demolish the Bombers. The Tigers are really rolling at the moment and have beaten up on their last two opponents. Essendon is no different to Collingwood and Gold Coast at the moment and though The Wolf believes teams generally perform better in their second games under an interim-coach, this line looks eminently beat-able. With a confident Ty Vickery stamping his authority on the forward line, Richmond have Jack Riewoldt, Brett Deledio, Sam Lloyd and Dustin Martin as regular scoreboard contributers. Their midfield should obliterate Essendon’s en route to another big win.
B: M. Baguley, M. Hurley, M. Hibberd
HB: M. Gleeson, J. Carlisle, J. Melksham
C: D. Zaharakis, B. Stanton, B. Goddard
HF: C. Dempsey, J. Daniher, C. McKenna
F: O. Fantasia, C. Hooker, P. Chapman
Foll: S. McKernan, D. Heppell, H. Hocking
Inter: N.O’Brien, B. Howlett, J. Laverde, J. Merrett
Emerg: S. Edwards, A. Steinberg, E. Kavanagh
In: C. McKenna, P. Chapman
Out: S. Edwards, P. Ambrose
B: C. Newman, J. Batchelor, T. Chaplin
HB: N. Vlastuin, A. Rance, B. Houli
C: B. Ellis, B. Deledio, T. Hunt
HF: K. McIntosh, T. Vickery, D. Martin
F: S. Lloyd, J. Riewoldt, S. Edwards
Foll: I. Maric, S. Grigg, K. Lambert
Inter: A. Miles, B. Lennon, D. Grimes, M. Thomas
Emerg: S. Hampson, C. Knights, S. Morris
In: D. Grimes, M. Thomas
Out: S. Morris, T. Cotchin