The ANZAC Day break provides a cracking midweek AFL double-header.
Melbourne, struggling like few expected, take on a Richmond side still trying to cover injuries to key players, but coming off two straight wins and keen to stay in touch with the top 8.
Essendon and Collingwood come into their game reasonably evenly matched on paper – both on three wins – but with the bookies favouring Collingwood heavily.
To help you with your betting on the footy, we’ve put together a betting guide that outlines all four teams’ current form, recent head-to-head record, recent first goal-kickers and high possession winners.
Melbourne and Richmond teams have been announced and are below – they’ll be out later tonight for Essendon and Collingwood.
B: N Broad – D Astbury – D Grimes
HB: N Vlastuin – S Edwards – B Houli
C: B Ellis – D Prestia – K McIntosh
HF: D Rioli – J Ross – J Castagna
F: J Riewoldt – T Lynch – D Martin
R: T Nankervis – J Caddy – K Lambert
I: N Balta – L Baker – J Higgins – S Stack
E: C Menadue – J Graham – I Soldo – S Bolton
IN: J Riewoldt
OUT: S Bolton (Omitted)
Key absentees: T Cotchin – S Grigg – A Rance – J Short
B: M Hore – S Frost – J Lewis
HB: B Fritsch – M Hibberd – C Salem
C: N Jones – J Viney – J Hunt
HF: J Harmes – S Weideman – C Petracca
F: A Neal-Bullen – T McDonald – J Melksham
R: M Gawn – C Oliver – A Brayshaw
I: B Stretch – J Garlett – T Smith – J Lockhart
E: C Wagner – O McDonald – T Sparrow – D Keilty
IN: A Neal-Bullen – B Stretch – J Garlett – T Smith – J Lockhart
OUT: C Wagner (Omitted) – N Jetta (Injured) – B Preuss (Injured) – J Wagner (Omitted) – C Spargo (Omitted)
Key absentees: N Jetta – J Lever – S May – B Pruess
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