Essendon vs Adelaide Round 17 Tips – 09/07/23

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Essendon Bombers vs Adelaide Crows free AFL pro tips, predictions and preview.

Essendon vs Adelaide Tips, Preview & Predictions 

Essendon Bombers vs Adelaide Crows free AFL pro tips, predictions and preview- top eight spot awaits for winner of the Round 17 clash, while loser likely to be out for now…

Essendon vs Adelaide H2H Prediction


Essendon vs Adelaide Tips


  • Taylor Walker leads the competition for goals scored this season with 46 majors from 14 games.

  • Zach Merrett has averaged 33 disposals in his past three games against Adelaide.

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  • Andy McGrath is averaging just under 24 disposals over the past six matches.
  • Darcy Parish is averaging 29 disposes in season 2023
  • Rory Laird has averaged 29.8 disposes in his past four games against Essendon
  • Zach Merrett has averaged 33 disposals in his past three games against Adelaide.
  • Jordan Dawson is averaging 31 disposals in his past five games.
  • Taylor Walker has kicked seven goals in his past three games against the Bombers.

Essendon vs Adelaide Match Details


🇦🇺 Competition: AFL
🗓 Date: Sunday July 9
⏰ Time: 3:20pm (AEST)
🏟 Stadium: Marvel Stadium    

Essendon vs Adelaide 2023 Form (last five matches)


Bombers (WWWLL)

  • R11: West Coast 46-96 Essendon
  • R12: Essendon 105-99 North Melbourne
  • R13: Carlton 52-86 Essendon
  • R14: Bye
  • R15: Fremantle 93-61 Essendon
  • R16: Essendon 74-78 Port Adelaide

Crows (WLWLW)

  • R11: Adelaide 95-78 Brisbane Lions
  • R12: Gold Coast 112-87 Adelaide
  • R13: Adelaide 174-52 West Coast
  • R14: Bye
  • R15: Collingwood 82-80 Adelaide Crows
  • R16: Adelaide 138-72 North Melbourne

Essendon vs Adelaide Head to Head (last five matches)


  • R4 2022: Essendon 103-99 Adelaide
  • R17 2021: Essendon 84-21 Adelaide
  • R8   2020: Adelaide 59-62 Essendon
  • R18 2019: Adelaide 75-96 Essendon
  • R1   2018: Essendon 99-87 Adelaide

Essendon vs Adelaide Preview


This is a huge game with plenty at stake for both sides. Adelaide sit in 7th position on the ladder, while Essendon are 8th. The winner could climb as high as 5th at the end of the round, while the loser are likely to end up in 9th, with Geelong strongly favoured to account for North Melbourne later in the day.

Essendon come off a heart-breaking four-point loss against Port Adelaide, courtesy of an after-the-siren goal from the Power’s Dan Houston. Kyle Langford booted three goals, while Darcy Parish and Zach Merrett combined for 60 disposals in the loss.

On the same weekend, the Adelaide Crows accounted for North Melbourne by 66 points. Izak Rankine and Darcy Fogarty combined for nine goals, while Jordan Dawson, Ben Keays and Rory Sloane were among the major disposal getters.

The question over the Crows is whether or not they can do it on the road. In 2023, Adelaide have won just once in six games outside of South Australia with that a three-point escape against Hawthorn back in Round 6.

However, they did push Collingwood in their most recent trip to Melbourne, going down to the ladder leaders by just two points in Round 15 at the MCG. The Crows are yet to travel to Marvel Stadium this season and lost all three of their games at the venue in 2022, including one to Essendon.

Bombers vs Crows Stats


  • Both sides have a win-loss record of 8-7.
  • Adelaide rank #1 in the competition for goals scored in 2023, Essendon are 8th
  • Essendon have won the past five games between he two sides, three of those have been at Marvel Stadium.

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