Lions vs Bombers – Round 2, 2017

2017-04-01T08:25:00Z - Gabba
Brisbane
12.12
84
Essendon
17.9
111
FULL TIME
  1 2 3 4
BL 3.2
20
5.6
36
11.9
75
12.12
84
ESS 4.2
26
10.5
65
12.8
80
17.9
111
2017-04-01T08:25:00Z - Gabba

Preview

Brisbane surprised many by claiming a two-point victory in round one. The Bombers did the same when they comprehensively beat the Hawks. Whether either team will be able to back it up is the big question.

Essendon are likely to have an up and down year considering what they are coming off the back of in 2016. However their quality and talent in the midfield is undeniable. They should be able to overpower the lions in that area of the ground.

A 2-0 start would not have been expected for either of these sides, but for one of them it will become a reality this week. Considering the talent and experience on the Bombers’ list, it is hard to go past them, but the Lions do have the chance to create another upset.

Tip: Essendon by 17

Team Line-Ups



Team Stats


Brisbane

Essendon

Disposals

Contested Possessions

Kicks

Handballs

Free Kicks

Clearances

Centre Clearances

Stoppages

Inside 50

Marks

Marks in 50

Contested Marks

Tackles

Hit-Outs


Player Stats


Brisbane

Essendon


Summary


Best On Ground

Brisbane

Essendon