Western Bulldogs vs Essendon Round 7 Tips – 01/05/22

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Western Bulldogs vs Essendon Tips

Two sides struggling for form this season butt heads at Marvel Stadium on Sunday.

Western Bulldogs vs Essendon Tips, Preview & Predictions

Western Bulldogs vs Essendon Bombers free tips, predictions and preview by AFL tipsters – The Dogs have won seven of their last eight meetings.

Western Bulldogs vs Essendon H2H Prediction


Western Bulldogs vs Essendon Tips


  • Zach Merrett averages 35 disposals this season, with 30+ in seven of his last eight
  • Bailey Smith averages the most disposals of any Dogs player and has had 30+ in four of his last five (29 last week)

Western Bulldogs vs Essendon Same Game Multi Tips


  • Adam Treloar averages 26 disposals this season, he has had 25+ in five of his last six matches
  • Bailey Smith averages the most disposals of any Dogs player and has had 30+ in four of his last five (29 last week)
  • Zach Merrett averages 35 disposals this season, with 30+ in seven of his last eight
  • Marcus Bontempelli has kicked at least one goal in his last eight matches
  • Alec Waterman has kicked at least two goals in every match he’s featured in this year, including four last week

Western Bulldogs vs Essendon Match Details


🇦🇺 Competition: AFL
🗓 Date: Sunday May 1
⏰ Time: 3:20pm (AEST)
🏟 Stadium: Marvel Stadium    

Western Bulldogs vs Essendon 2022 Form (last five matches)


Dogs (LWLWL)

  • R2: Western Bulldogs 90-102 Carlton
  • R3: Western Bulldogs 71-60 Sydney
  • R4: Richmond 99-61 Western Bulldogs
  • R5: North Melbourne 71-139 Western Bulldogs
  • R6: Western Bulldogs 62-63 Adelaide

Bombers (LLWLL)

  • R2: Essendon 75-97 Brisbane
  • R3: Melbourne 99-70 Essendon
  • R4: Essendon 103-99 Adelaide
  • R5: Essendon 59-107 Fremantle
  • R6: Essendon 82-93 Collingwood

Western Bulldogs vs Essendon Head to Head (last five matches)


  • EF    2021: Dogs 85-36 Dons
  • R21 2021: Dogs 84-97 Dons
  • R7   2020: Dons 51-93 Dogs
  • R21 2019: Dons 33-137 Dogs
  • R3   2018: Dogs 104-83 Dons

Western Bulldogs vs Essendon Preview


The Western Bulldogs suffered a shock heart-breaking one-point loss against the Crows in Ballarat to start the season 2-4. Luke Beveridge’s side managed just a mere 41% inside 50.

Luke Beveridge’s outfit will have the mental edge heading into the match after knocking Essendon out of last year’s elimination final. They have also won seven of the last eight meetings between the two sides.

Similarly, the Bombers also found themselves on the losers list when they fell 11 points short against rivals Collingwood in the traditional ANZAC Day blockbuster in front of the biggest crowd since at an AFL match since the 2019 Grand Final.

Their performance was better for the most part, but it was still not what is required given their current record. If they are to lose against the Dogs, it will be the worst start to a season in the clubs history after seven matches.

Although the Western Bulldogs have lost matches that you would expect them to win in the early stages of the season, they still should be able to get the four points over the struggling Bombers on Sunday.

Dogs vs Bombers Stats


  • The Dogs have won seven of their last eight meetings
  • Essendon have one win this season
  • Peter Wright kicked seven goals against the Dogs last year

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