2020 AFL – Essendon vs North Melbourne Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Essendon vs North Melbourne taking place? Saturday 11th July, 2020 – 10:40 (UK)

Where is Essendon vs North Melbourne taking place? Metricon Stadium, Carrara

What television channel is Essendon vs North Melbourne on? In the UK, five matches each week will be televised on BT Sport and you can see their schedule here. For the TV channel in Australia, visit this link

Where can I stream Essendon vs North Melbourne? If the match is televised in the UK, then BT Sport subscribers will be able to stream it live via BT Sport Player. Additionally, those with a Watch AFL subscription can stream any 2020 AFL match live (outside of Australia). Those in Australia can stream any match live via AFL Live Pass

Where can I get tickets for Essendon vs North Melbourne? Click here for ticket information on 2020 AFL matches

THE TEAM NEWS

ESSENDON

  • Essendon responded to their first defeat of the campaign by making an immediate return to winning ways with an impressive victory over Collingwood last week as they improved to 3-1 for the season.
  • The Bombers did a great job at keeping the Magpies quiet and they allowed just 23 points in the opening three quarters with Essendon building a 27-point lead at that point.
  • The Magpies fought back in the final quarter but it was not enough as the Bombers held firm but they will be without the injured Jake Stringer here while Mason Redman is dropped so Conor McKenna makes a welcome return along with Zach Merrett.

NORTH MELBOURNE

  • North Melbourne’s issues continued as they lost for a third game in a row with Western Bulldogs proving too good for them last week and they now face another difficult contest as they face Essendon.
  • The Kangaroos were second best throughout the entire contest and lost all four quarters as they managed just 38 points in the heavy defeat with the Bulldogs posting 87 points.
  • They have responded by dropping Marley Williams and Tristan Xerri for this contest with Ben Cunnington also making way because of injury and that sees Bailey Scott, Paul Ahern and Tom Campbell return to the side.

THE PREDICTION

Essendon have started the season well and come into this clash with North Melbourne with a 3-1 record. Their only loss to date was a one-point defeat against Carlton which highlights how well the Bombers are travelling, especially after they put that narrow reverse behind them by beating Collingwood last week. The Kangaroos were poor again last week and look short on confidence which will not help here as the Bombers can make it five wins in a row against North Melbourne.

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