Australian Football League Live Essendon Bombers vs Geelong Cats Stream Free, AFL 2017 Seasons Week 08. Essendon Bombers vs Geelong Cats match will be kickoff at MCG Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Saturday 13 May 2017 online, 19:25 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
Essendon Bombers and Geelong Cats clash in the Country clash at the MCG on Saturday night with both sides desperate to get back to winning ways.
First bounce is at 7:25PM AEST on Saturday night at the MCG and the action can be seen on Fox Footy. AFL Live Vision is also available to ALL CrownBet members. Every Match, wherever you are.
Essendon were very competitive against Fremantle in Perth last week. They rested a few key players and were the better side for three quarters before falling away in the final term.
Geelong travelled to the Gold Coast and were outplayed by the Suns. The Cats have been under the microscope during the week for their lack of effort when they don’t have the footy. They will be keen to rectify that this week.
This match is the second edition of the “Country Clash”, a game that recognises the farming communities around our wide land, and both clubs are hoping to build it into a great tradition.
Geelong certainly have the wood over Essendon in recent years and the Bombers will be hard pressed to turn that around in this one.
The Bombers really struggle to get the ball inside their fifty metre zone but do look dangerous when they go in. Joe Daniher continues to develop each week and could be the next Buddy Franklin. They have a great crop of young midfielders too with the likes of Parish, Merrett and Heppell.
Apart from some stellar performances from the likes of Joel Selwood and Patrick Dangerfield the Cats have looked ordinary at times this season and have lost their past two matches.
Geelong do look to lack depth outside of these guys but should be able to get away with that against the struggling Bombers.
B: M.Dea, M.Hurley, C.McKenna
HB: M.Baguley, M.Hartley, O.Fantasia
C: B.Goddard, D.Zaharakis, J.Kelly
HF: J.Stewart, C.Hooker, D.Parish
F: A.McDonald-Tipungwuti, J.Daniher, J.Watson
FOL: M.Leuenberger, D.Heppell, T.Colyer
I/C: A.McGrath, Z.Merrett, J.Green, D.Myers
EMG: K.Mutch, C.Bird, S.McKernan
IN: J.Watson, J.Stewart, A.McGrath
OUT: B.Stanton, M.Gleeson, A.Francis
B: J.Bews, T.Lonergan, T.Stewart
HB: Z.Tuohy, A.Mackie, J.Kolodjashnij
C: G.Horlin-Smith, J.Selwood, S.Menegola
HF: J.Parsons, H.Taylor, M.O’Connor
F: S.Motlop, T.Hawkins, D.Menzel
FOL: R.Stanley, P.Dangerfield, M.Duncan
I/C: M.Blicavs, N.Cockatoo, C.Guthrie, Z.Smith
EMG: A.Black, J.Murdoch, T.Ruggles
IN: Z.Smith, T.Stewart, J.Kolodjashnij, M.O’Connor
OUT: A.Black, J.Thurlow, J.Murdoch, D.Lang