Jack Riewoldt kicked four goals against Sydney last week. Image courtesy of couriermail.com.au
Essendon proved their premiership credentials with a 61 point drubbing of the previously unbeaten West Coast Eagles last weekend, while Richmond are starting to find some form after beating the well regarded Swans to register a second straight win. The ‘Dreamtime’ match between these two sides looks set to be a thriller on Saturday.
Full forward Michael Hurley returns for the Bombers after missing the past three games with a hamstring injury, while the Tigers have named an unchanged squad from last week’s 91-62 victory over Sydney.
Where It Will be Won
– 2010 Coleman medallist Jack Riewoldt hasn’t been at his best so far in 2012 converting less than 50% of his shots into goals. He has kicked eight goals in the past two weeks however and it is no coincidence that the Tigers have won in arguably his two best games of the year. If this match is going to be as tight as many suspect, the result could come down to which side kicks with the greater degree of accuracy.
– The last time that these sides met, in round 16 last season, Essendon recorded a comprehensive 39 point win. While the Bombers have been going well this year, the Tigers are also improving and are sure to put up a fight. Essendon 1-39
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