The Bombers take on the Bulldogs in a Friday Night Matchup for Round 7 of the 2020 AFL Season.
This match will be played at Metricon Stadium in Queensland with a bounce down scheduled for 5.50 pm.
The Essendon Bombers are coming off two straight wins, and the Western Bulldogs will be looking to get back some form after a huge loss to Carlton last Sunday.
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Essendon Bombers vs Western Bulldogs
Round 21, 2019 Essendon 4.9 33 – Western Bulldogs 21.11 137
(Western Bulldogs by 104 Points)
Last 5 Meetings
Essendon – 0 Wins
Western Bulldogs – 5 Wins
Fact – The Bulldogs have beaten the Bombers by an average of 56.4 points over their last 5 Matches.
Current Head to Head Odds
Essendon – $1.85
Western Bulldogs – $1.96
The Bombers continued their good form with a 14 point win over the Kangaroos.
The Bulldogs were disappointing last Sunday Night falling to Carlton by 52 points in a disappointing overall effort. The last time they had a poor game like that, they came out firing the following week.
Why the Bombers Can Win
The Bombers are in some good form, and although they will be without arguably their best midfielder in Dylan Shiel through suspension, they will come into this game full of confidence. Ash McGrath is getting the football and providing run and carry, and they will be out to break a long losing streak against the Dogs, which always adds motivation.
Why the Bulldogs Can Win
Coach Beveridge has rung in 4 changes for this match with out of form players getting the chop.
Premiership Player Matt Suckling is back and will help provide some thrusts up forward with his booming left foot.
If the Dogs senior players can get the hands-on the football and control it, it will go a long way to helping the game plan coach Beveridge will implement.
The Dogs are generally pretty good after a huge loss and will be out to win back some respect. They got well beaten in contested ball and were well behind Carlton in One Percenters which showed a lack of intent last week.
Excellent conditions are also expected for this game in which the Bulldogs play more confident football as it allows them to control the footy.
The loss of Dylan Shiel for the Bombers is significant, and the Bulldogs are pretty good at turning around bad form.
Our Pick – Western Bulldogs (Win)
Fantasy Pick – Kyle Langford + 61.5 Fantasy Points
Langford has had a pretty good year, and with Shiel out, he may spend some time on the ball. Is averaging 68.2 Fantasy Points so far this season and should cover the number here.
Be sure to check out our AFL Season 2020 Preview for some information on each team.