Essendon vs St Kilda Round 3 Tips, Prediction & Preview

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Essendon vs St Kilda Tips

Essendon will be hungry to claim their first win of the season when they face the Saints, who are keen to get back in the winner’s circle after their disappointing loss to the Demons.

Essendon vs St Kilda Tips, Preview & Predictions

Essendon Bombers vs St Kilda Saints free AFL tips, predictions and preview – St Kilda have won six of their last eight matches at Marvel by a margin of 1-39.

Essendon vs St Kilda Tips

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Essendon vs St Kilda Match Details

🇦🇺 Competition: AFL
🗓 Date: Saturday April 3
Time: 4:35pm AEDT
🏟 Stadium: Marvel Stadium

Essendon vs St Kilda 2020 Form

Bombers (LL)

  • RD 1: Essendon 91-92 Hawthorn
  • RD 2: Port Adelaide 119-65 Essendon

Saints (WL)

  • RD 1: GWS 78-86 St Kilda
  • RD 2: St Kilda 73-91 Melbourne

Essendon vs St Kilda Head to Head (last five matches)

The away side has won seven of the past 10 matches.

  • R12 2020: Saints 68-33 Bombers
  • R2 2019: Bombers 65-76 Saints
  • R21 2018: Bombers 122-79 Saints
  • R17 2017: Saints 57-118 Bombers
  • R16 2016: Bombers 98-109 Saints

Essendon vs St Kilda Preview

Essendon suffered more than just a heavy defeat against premiership contenders Port Adelaide.

Not only did the Bombers fall to a 54-point defeat, but they saw three crucial players go down with lengthy injuries. This will give young stars like Archie Perkins and Nick Bryan a chance to prove themselves in the first team.

It will be interesting to see if Ben Rutten persists with Cale Hooker in the forward line. Although he has booted four goals so far this season, they could do with his experience in the defensive half.

Meanwhile, the Saints fell to a three-goal defeat against the Demons last Saturday night.

The Saints will look to improve upon their delivery inside 50, only going at an average of 41.4% so far this season.

The inclusion of Brad Crouch will be a sight for St Kilda fans who also see several first-team players out with injury. They will finally get to see their new man in action after serving his two-match suspension.

The Saints will be keen to return to the winner’s circle, and I believe they’ll get the four points on Saturday afternoon.

Bombers vs Saints Team News

Essendon will be forced to make a number of changes with Dylan Shiel, Jye Caldwell and Sam Draper all suffering lengthy injuries. Archie Perkins and Jake Stringer are both likely inclusions.

Brad Crouch will most likely make his debut for the Saints after serving his two-match suspension.
The two sides last met in Round 12 last season which saw the Saints win by 35 points.

Bombers vs Saints Stats

  • The Saints last three day-matches have gone OVER the total points line
  • St Kilda have won six of their last eight matches at Marvel by a margin of 1-39
  • Dylan Shiel is the second-highest clearance player in the competition

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