Geelong vs Essendon, Round 16 AFL Tips

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Geelong vs Essendon Round 16
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AFL Sunday continues and the second match on the three-game slate features the Cats and the Bombers going at it at the Gabba.

The Cats will be looking to keep pressuring the top spot on the AFL Ladder, and the Bombers need the win to keep their slim finals hopes alive.

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Geelong Cats vs Essendon Bombers

Last Meeting

Round 7, 2019 Geelong 13.8 86 – Essendon 7.12 54

(Geelong by 32 Points)

Last 5 Meetings

Geelong – 3 Wins

Essendon – 2 Wins

Last Round

The Cats have had the Bye, but are coming off a come from behind 11 point victory to the Bulldogs.

The Bombers are on a short break, after their 15 point loss to the Eagles last Tuesday Night.

Team Changes

Just the one change for the Cats, with Jack Steven out of the match with an injury and Lachie Fogrty coming into the side.

The Bombers have made two changes, with Joe Daniher being managed and Andrew McGrath out through injury. Mason Redman and Jacob Townsend come back into the side.

Current Head to Head Odds

Geelong – $1.25

Essendon – $4

Prediction

The Cats have probably been the most consistent side this season and have played the most impressive football. They will need the win to keep their chances of finishing top alive, although the home ground advantage is now only relevant for a few sides.

The loss of Andrew McGrath for the Bombers is significant, and it is difficult to see where they will damage the Cats in this clash. The Cats are playing good footy and should win the match comfortably.

Our Pick – Geelong (Win)

Player Prop- Bradley Close + 38.5 Fantasy Points

The Cats are projected to win this match comfortably and that means a lot of inside 50s. The Bombers have the type of defenders that know how to spoil the football and with wet conditions, that means a lot of ground ball. Close is a small type forward and averages 3 Tackles per game. Should get a lot of chances for tackles and a few shots on goal in this clash. Should get 50+ points in this one. 

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