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Essendon vs Richmond Betting Tips, Preview & Odds - Can the Tigers destroy a depleted Essendon?

  • Essendon hosts Richmond in the dreamtime match in the Northern Territory
  • Young star Irving Mosquito makes his debut for the Dons
  • Can the Tigers rampage the Dons?
Essendon vs Richmond Betting Tips, Preview & Odds
Essendon and Richmond play the traditional Dreamtime match on Saturday (Getty Images)
Essendon take on Richmond Saturday night in Darwin, in their traditional Dreamtime match.

Richmond are back in some type of form, wining three of their last five, including a big one over Brisbane three rounds ago.

Essendon are plummeting down the ladder, riddled with injuries, but there is some good news out of the camp with Irving Mosquito making his debut.

Essendon Form & Team News

Having lost three of their last four and drawing in the other, they are simply missing a key forward and some buzz about them.

Speaking of buzz, we saw Irving Mosquito light up the Marsh Series at the start of the year and he finally debuts for the Dreamtime match.

He will bring a lot of excitement to the game, which is just what they need to prove competitive with Richmond.

*Round 13 teams are unavailable

FB: 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
FF: J. Begley, S, McKernan, W. Snelling
FOL: S. Draper, D. Shiel, Z. Merrett
I/C: K. Langford, K. Mutch, J. Townsend, D. Clarke

Richmond Form & Team News

They are almost back in their best form, but they just seem to be lacking some brilliance off the half back which is through Houli and Edwards.

Once they are back in the side, they will be the top of the table team, but they strike a moderate Essendon side on Saturday who they should simply beat.

*Round 13 teams are unavailable

FB: N. Broad, D. Grimes, N. Balta
HB: J. Short, N. Vlastuin, L. Baker
C: K. McIntosh, J. Graham, M. Pickett
HF: D. Rioli, K. Lambert, T. Lynch
FF: J. Riewoldt, D. Martin, J. Castagna
FOL: I. Soldo, S. Bolton, T. Cotchin
I/C: O. Markov, J. Aarts, M. Chol, S. Stack

Essendon vs Richmond Head To Head

Richmond dominate the recent affairs between the two sides, winning all five of their past five clashes, and not too many are expecting that to change here.

Their latest clash was in May last year, where the Tigers came out on top by 23 points.

Essendon vs Richmond Betting Odds

Essendon are the clear outsiders in this match at $4.40 while Richmond are very short at $1.20.

The line has been set for Richmond at +25.5.

Essendon vs Richmond Match Up

The key match up for this game is between Michael Hurley and Tom Lynch.

Hurley is likely to swap between Lynch and and Riewoldt during the match, but after Lynch copping some scrutiny during the week, he will be a man on a mission.

He is one of the hardest forwards to play on, simply because of his height and strength, but Hurley is a seasoned defender who knows how to use the ball.

If Lynch hits the board early, it might as well be game over for the Dons.

Essendon vs Richmond Key Stats

  • Jake Aarts has kicked 2+ goals in three of his last four matches
  • Kyle Langford has kicked two goals in three of his last four appearances
  • Darcy Parish has recorded 20+ disposals in five of Essendon's last seven matches

Essendon vs Richmond FAQ

Where is the Essendon vs Richmond match played?

The Essendon vs Richmond match is played at TIO Stadium in the Northen Territory.

When is the Essendon vs Richmond match played?

The Essendon vs Richmond game is played at 7.45pm on Saturday, August 22.

How can I live stream the Essendon vs Richmond match?

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We will be having something small on Jake Aarts to kick 2+ goals.
Best Bet: Jake Aarts 2+ goals @3.10 at Sportsbet - 5 Units

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