18.4
112
20.10
130
FULL TIME
2019-04-05T08:50:00Z
MCG
Attendance: 52,475
18.4
112
20.10
130
FULL TIME
2019-04-05T08:50:00Z
MCG
Attendance: 52,475

Preview

Team News: Both teams are coming off horrible losses but do not expect wholesale changes.

Melbourne will be forced to make at least one change with Steven May injuring his groin in the loss to the Cats. Marty Hore could consider himself unlucky to be dropped after his debut and could be called upon to play a role.

Kade Kolodjashnij had a nightmare of a club debut for the Demons but may be considered better for the run. Alex Neal-Bullen has been quiet and will be nervous come selection time with Billy Stretch and Corey Wagner waiting in the wings.

Essendon have no forced changes but Jordan Ridley should come straight back in after he was unlucky to be the only one omitted following the first round. Zac Clarke is a chance to make his Essendon debut to provide assistance in the ruck to help combat Max Gawn.

Mark Baguley is struggling as a small forward and only managed seven disposals, leaving question marks regarding his place in the side. Brandon Zerk-Thatcher will have to wait for his senior debut after suffering a minor ankle injury in the VFL.

Prediction: A lot to play for on Friday night with the loser in serious strife. Melbourne by 19.

Previous 5 Games

Melbourne

DATE OPP RESULT
30/3/19CatsL 126 - 46
23/3/19PowerL 61 - 87
22/9/18EaglesL 121 - 55
14/9/18HawksW 71 - 104
7/9/18CatsW 75 - 46

Essendon

DATE OPP RESULT
30/3/19SaintsL 65 - 76
24/3/19GiantsL 112 - 40
24/8/18PowerW 89 - 111
17/8/18TigersL 81 - 73
10/8/18SaintsW 122 - 79
 

Team Line-Ups

Melbourne

Essendon


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Team Stats

   
Disposals 352 vs 369
Contested Possessions 160 vs 162
Kicks 203 vs 222
Handballs 149 vs 147
Free Kicks 23 vs 28
Clearances 43 vs 43
Centre Clearances 19 vs 21
Stoppages 24 vs 22
Inside 50 63 vs 53
Marks 61 vs 84
Marks in 50 10 vs 16
Contested Marks 10 vs 9
Tackles 59 vs 69
Hit-Outs 45 vs 34

Player Stats

Melbourne

PlayerKHDMHOFFFATGB
Alex Neal-Bullen4480010410
Angus Brayshaw2212348010210
Bayley Fritsch165214010100
Christian Petracca88165000310
Christian Salem155202011200
Clayton Oliver1019292013400
Corey Wagner57123003410
Jack Viney1110213012600
Jake Melksham73102030420
James Harmes129210013632
Jay Lockhart95145012220
Jayden Hunt124164021231
Josh Wagner79160000300
Kade Kolodjashnij66125001210
Max Gawn1251764324110
Michael Hibberd115162022100
Nathan Jones812201000100
Neville Jetta56112032300
Oscar McDonald3250011400
Sam Frost103133011000
Sam Weideman77143211220
Tom McDonald3361001200

Essendon

PlayerKHDMHOFFFATGB
Aaron Francis85136000200
Adam Saad78152003200
Andrew McGrath1013232010310
Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti95144011340
Conor McKenna173203010300
Darcy Parish168244011313
David Zaharakis1912314051410
Devon Smith123154021920
Dylan Shiel1615314010402
Dyson Heppell1314278020501
Jake Stringer91103022641
Jordan Ridley95146000200
Kobe Mutch0000000000
Mark Baguley55103011210
Matt Guelfi87152012100
Michael Hurley161176002000
Orazio Fantasia1742110021220
Patrick Ambrose64103001300
Shaun McKernan58135022341
Tom Bellchambers641012132300
Zac Clarke281031302201
Zach Merrett1214261031700

Match Summary

  Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Melbourne 3.1 (19) 10.1 (61) 12.3 (75) 18.4 (112)
Essendon 6.4 (40) 8.6 (54) 15.6 (96) 20.10 (130)

Best On Ground

Melbourne

Angus BrayshawA Brayshaw34 disposals
1 goal

Essendon

David ZaharakisD Zaharakis31 disposals
1 goal
Dylan ShielD Shiel31 disposals