Saturday’s (14/05/2016) AFL 2016 Round 8 match is between Essendon Bombers and North Melbourne Kangaroos. The opening bounce is set to commence at 13:45 local time with the game to be played at Etihad Stadium. The away team North Melbourne Kangaroos are the favourite for the match. View our preview and teams for the game between Essendon Bombers and North Melbourne Kangaroos.
When: 13:45 | Saturday 14/05/2016
Where: Etihad Stadium
Tip: North Melbourne Kangaroos at $1.06
Value Bet: First Goal Scorer: Ben Brown at $8.00
B: M.Dea, N.Grima, M.Baguley
HB: J.Kelly, M.Hartley, B.Goddard
C: O.Fantasia, D.Zaharakis, Z.Merrett
HF: C.McKenna, M.Brown, P.Ambrose
F: K.Langford, J.Daniher, M.Redman
R: M.Leuenberger, A.Cooney, C.Bird
I/C: D.Parish, A.McDonald-Tipungwuti, J.Polkinghorne, R.Crowley
EMG: J.Merrett, J.Gwilt, S.Michael
IN: P.Ambrose,, K.Langford, D.Parish, C.McKenna
OUT: C.Dempsey (Hamstring), J.Simpkin (Hamstring), J.Gwilt (Rested), S.McKernan (Quad).
B: J.Macmillan, R.Tarrant, L.McDonald
HB: N.Dal Santo, S.Thompson, S.Atley
C: S.Gibson, A.Swallow, B.Jacobs
HF: B.Brown, J.Waite, R.Nahas
F: B.Harvey, D.Petrie, L.Thomas
R: T.Goldstein, B.Cunnington, J.Ziebell
I/C: B.McKenzie, A.Mullett, M.Wood, M.Daw
EMG: R.Clarke, T.Dumont, F.Ray
IN: L.Thomas, M.Daw, B.McKenzie
OUT: D.Wells (Quad), M.Firrito (Managed), S.Higgins (Knee).
Star North Melbourne midfielder Daniel Wells is hopeful of recovering from a severely corked leg in time to line up against Essendon on Saturday.
Wells suffered the contusion last weekend against St Kilda, although he returned to the field for the dying stages of the seven-point win.
“With a six-day break, time obviously plays a role in his recovery, but our medical team will do everything they can to make sure he’s fit,” said Kangaroos director of football Geoff Walsh.