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Essendon Bombers vs Richmond Tigers Tips & Preview - Tigers to make it 13 in a row

18 Aug 2022
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Gary Emmerson 18 Aug 2022
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  • Essendon Bombers vs Richmond Tigers tips for Saturday's AFL Round 23 match
  • The game is being played at the MCG (10:25 BST)
  • Richmond have won the last 12 matches against Essendon
  • Will the Tigers make it 13 in a row?
  • Match preview, predictions and latest team news
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Richmond Tigers have won 12 in a row against Essendon Bombers (Getty Images)

Essendon Bombers vs Richmond Tigers Predictions


The Bombers are in turmoil and now face a Tigers side they haven't beaten since 2014. I'm backing Richmond to claim a win and head into the finals with momentum. 
  • Essendon Bombers vs Richmond Tigers Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • Essendon Bombers Form
  • Essendon Bombers Team News
  • Essendon Bombers Team List
  • Richmond Tigers Form
  • Richmond Tigers Team News
  • Richmond Tigers Team List
  • Essendon Bombers vs Richmond Tigers FAQs

Essendon were thumped last week, but I'm expecting an improved performance. A 1-39 point margin is value.

  • Essendon Bombers have lost 3 of their last 4 matches.
  • Richmond Tigers have won the last 12 matches against Essendon Bombers.
  • Richmond Tigers have won by 1-39 points in 11 of the last 12 matches against Essendon Bombers.
  • Richmond Tigers have won their last 3 matches.

Head to Head


The Tigers have won the last 12 clashes in a row, including an 80-48 victory in Round 10 this year.

Essendon Bombers Form


Essendon Bombers were thumped by 84 points as they lost at home to Port Adelaide 146-62 last week.

It was a horror show that has left the Dons is turmoil off the field with coach Ben Rutten holding onto his job by a string.

Essendon have lost three of their last four matches with the only highlight of the last month was a win over bottom side North Melbourne.

Essendon Bombers Team News


Michael Hurley comes into the Bombers defence for what will be his final game before retirement.

Zach Reid is recalled for the first time since Round 13 with Kyle Langford injured and Nick Bryan omitted.

Essendon Bombers Team List


B: Laverde, Hurley, Zerk-Thatcher
HB: Redman, Kelly, Ridley
C: Durham, Parish, Heppell
HF: Guelfi, Shiel, Martin
F: Wright, Stringer, Perkins
FOLL: Draper, Merrett, Caldwell
I/C: D’Ambrosio, Hind, Reid, McGrath
EMG: Menzie, Phillips, Hobbs, Ham

Richmond Tigers Form


Richmond wrapped up their spot in the finals last week with the Tigers beating Hawthorn 128-67.

It was a third straight win for Damien Hardwick's side, who followed a draw with Fremantle Dockers by defeating Brisbane Lions and Port Adelaide.

Those four results mean the Tigers are assured of playing finals footy regardless of the outcome of this final game. 

Richmond Tigers Team News


In the only change, Jack Ross replaced the injured Jack Graham in the Tigers side.

Richmond Tigers Team List


B: Broad, Balta, Tarrant
HB: Baker, Vlastuin, D.Rioli
C: Pickett, Cotchin, McImtosh
HF: M.Rioli, Short, Bolton
F: Riewoldt, Cumberland, Lynch
FOLL: Nankervis, Prestia, Sonsie
I/C: Gibcus, Miller, Ross, Edwards
EMG: Soldo, Mansell, Castagna, Stack

Essendon Bombers vs Richmond Tigers FAQs

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What time does Essendon Bombers vs Richmond Tigers start?

The game starts at 10.25 BST on Saturday, August 20.

GB

Verdict

Richmond dominate this fixture and I'm backing them to make it 13 straight wins over the Bombers. Essendon should produce some sort of reaction to last week's debacle with value on a 1-39 point margin.

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