Australian Football League Live St Kilda Saints vs Essendon Bombers Stream AFL 2016 Seasons Week 09 match will be kick off at Etihad Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Sunday 22 May 2016 online, 16.40 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
Not many will be tuning into this, but both sides get the chance to eye off a rare win.
St Kilda were building momentum with a win over Melbourne and pushing North all the way, but threw it all away against West Coast last week when they conceded the first nine goals within 25 minutes. Their best has been competitive against anyone.
Essendon weren’t competitive early against North last round, but rallied after half time to the point where their fans gave them a standing ovation after the match. Prior to that, they weren’t disgraced against Sydney and were outmatched by an in-form Carlton late.
Essendon leads 6-4 in the last ten matches between the sides, but the last six have been split 3-3. All of these matches have been at Etihad Stadium.
St Kilda have won 7 from 27 at Etihad under Alan Richardson, at +20% POT and 48% ATS. In this same time period, Essendon are 8 from 20 at Etihad, at -35% POT and 45% ATS.
This will be the shortest price the Saints have started under Richardson. They’ve only started $1.60 or shorter once before under him, and they lost.
The Bombers are playing with spirit most weeks, but are incapable of putting together four quarters of football. The Saints are renowned for their mental application, and will be ashamed that they didn’t even log in last week against the Eagles.
St Kilda have shown they can play bright football and put away teams around their level, which they did to Collingwood and Melbourne. If they can pressure the Bombers, they’ll force more than enough turnovers to kick a winning score, and should be able to break them open.
St Kilda Saints:
B: J.Geary, S.Dempster, S.Savage
HB: D.Roberton, S.Gilbert, J.Webster
C: J.Newnes, D.Armitage, L.Montagna
HF: J.Billings, N.Riewoldt, T.Membrey
F: M.Weller, J.Bruce, J.Gresham
Foll: T.Hickey, S.Ross, J.Steven
I/C: (from) L.Dunstan, B.Acres, S.Fisher, P.McCartin, D.McKenzie, J.Sinclair, J.Holmes
In: S.Fisher, D.McKenzie, P.McCartin, J.Holmes
B: J.Kelly, M.Hartley, J.Gwilt
HB: A.McDonald-Tipungwuti, P.Ambrose, M.Dea
C: B.Goddard, D.Zaharakis, A.Cooney
HF: M.Redman, M.Brown, O.Fantasia
F: M.Baguley, J.Daniher, K.Langford
Foll: M.Leuenberger, C.Bird, Z.Merrett
I/C: (from) D.Parish, M.Gleeson, J.Merrett, C.McKenna, J.Polkinghorne, R.Crowley, S.Michael
In: J.Gwilt, S.Michael, J.Merrett, M.Gleeson
Out: N.Grima (hip)
New: Sam Michael (Brisbane Lions)