Preview: Bombers v Blues

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The Northern Blues will be out to break its Bombers duck at Windy Hill today. (PHOTO CREDIT: Rose Zarucky)

THE Northern Blues head to Windy Hill today to kick off a big day of Bombers and Blues action.

In a prelude to the Round 11 AFL contest later today, Northern will face an opposition which they haven’t defeated since its return to the competition in 2013.

Here’s everything you need to know about the Round 9 VFL clash.

Details: Windy Hill, Sunday 2 June, 11:50am
Broadcast: The game will be broadcast live on Channel 7.

THE GAME IN FOCUS:

The Blues will have the chance to respond to last week’s disappointing defeat when they head to the home of the high-flying Bombers.

Northern will be hoping for a similar performance the last time it didn’t take home the four points, winning its next two games after the Round 4 loss to Werribee.

Pipped at the post by Richmond last week, Essendon similarly suffered its second loss of the season, so both teams will be coming in hoping to make a statement.

And as is always the case when the Bombers and Blues meet (no matter the competition), there’s a lot on the line.

BLUE FOCUS:

It’s a curious match-up between Essendon and Northern, with both sides enjoying success in different ways so far in 2019.

While the Blues have been able to taste success this season by shutting their opponents down, the free-flowing Bombers average the most points for in the competition.

With Northern averaging under 65 points in wins this season, the team will have to be at the top of its game if its going to come away from Windy Hill with a big win.

GET EXCITED ABOUT:

Those who watched on from Marvel Stadium last week would’ve been impressed by the work of the No.42 in Navy Blue.

After his second game of the season following an interrupted run with injury, the time is now for Kym Lebois to show what he’s capable of.

With two classy goals last weekend, the crafty goal-sneak will be hoping to build on a positive start with a consistent run of form in coming weeks.

BLUE VIEW:

Can the Blues overturn a poor recent run of VFL form against the Bombers?

After re-entering the competition back in 2013, the VFL Bombers have well and truly had the wood over Northern, winning all seven contests between the two sides.

However, with only six Blues playing who featured against Essendon the last time these sides met, Northern will be hoping to finally break its Bombers duck at Windy Hill.

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