How to watch Essendon Bombers vs Richmond Tigers AFL live and free

Posted: 22 August 2020 9:14 am

The focal point of the AFL's Indigenous Round unfolds in Darwin as Essendon meet Richmond. This is how to watch.

SUMMARY: Bombers vs Tigers is exclusive Fox Footy outside of QLD, SA and TAS. If you already subscribe to Foxtel you're good to go, if not your best option is to stream live on Kayo Sports. You can watch for free using this 14-day trial. This gets you access to all its unique features and 50 additional live sports.

A match that was established in 2005 and known as "Dreamtime at the 'G", due to it traditionally being held at the MCG, has a different setting this time around. As a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, TIO Stadium in Darwin will instead be the host this year.

Designed to honour the contributions of Indigenous players to the AFL, it is perhaps fitting that this year's Dreamtime match is being held in the Northern Territory, where so many great Aussie Rules footballers have originated.

When is Essendon vs Richmond?

This round 13 match starts at 7:45pm AEST at TIO Stadium in Darwin on Saturday 22 August. The full 2020 AFL draw is here.

How to watch Essendon vs Richmond

Broadcasts of AFL games are split between Channel 7 and Foxtel and vary from state to state. For this match-up of the Bombers and Tigers, if you are in Queensland, South Australia or Tasmania, you can watch it on Channel 7.

If you are based in Victoria or any other parts of Australia when the opening bounce goes down, you need access to a subscription or streaming service. Kayo Sports, Foxtel iQ and Foxtel Now are your options outside those states. There is also Watch AFL if you are overseas. We have put together a full guide to the AFL season here.

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After the trial period, a Basic subscription to Kayo is $25/month to watch on 2 screens or $35/month for a third screen. It also boasts a wide range of special features to add to your viewing experience. SplitView lets you watch up to four sports at once. Interactive Stats, No Spoilers and Key Moments are also features. Check it all out in our Kayo review.

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Who will win Bombers vs Tigers?

After winning four of their first five matches of the season, Essendon have fallen in a heap. With just one win and a draw from their past six games, the Bombers have slipped out of the top eight and are in danger of losing touch with the play-off spots.

Richmond have been flexing their considerable muscle in recent times, with the premiers making their customary improvements as the postseason looms. They have been unable to crack the top four thus far, but should be too strong for Essendon in the Top End.

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