GWS vs Essendon Round 21 Tips, Prediction & Preview

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Essendon vs GWS Tips

A huge match awaits on Sunday, with Essendon and GWS both hunting for finals football.

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GWS Giants vs Essendon Bombers free AFL tips, predictions and preview by top AFL tipsters will be available when team lineups are announced.

Below is our previous head to head preview and predictions.

GWS vs Essendon Tips

  • Adam Kennedy has had 15+ disposals in his last four matches
  • The previous three meetings have been decided by six points or less

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GWS vs Essendon Match Details

🇦🇺 Competition: AFL
🗓 Date: Sunday July 25
Time: 6:10pm AEDT
🏟 Stadium: Metricon Stadium

Essendon vs GWS 2021 Form (last five matches)

Bombers (WLLWW)

  • RD 14: Hawthorn 73-86 Essendon
  • RD 15: Essendon 57-68 Melbourne
  • RD 16: Geelong 98-57 Essendon
  • RD 17: Essendon 84-21 Adelaide
  • RD 18: North Melbourne 74-92 Essendon

Giants (WLWLL)

  • RD 14: GWS 102-66 Carlton
  • RD 15: GWS 72-90 Hawthorn
  • RD 16: Melbourne 55-64 GWS
  • RD 17: GWS 64-65 Gold Coast
  • RD 18: GWS 72-98 Sydney

Essendon vs GWS Head to Head (last five matches)

  • R8 2021: Giants 107-105 Bombers
  • R10 2020: Bombers 55-59 Giants
  • R15 2019: Bombers 77-71 Giants
  • R1 2019: Giants 112-40 Bombers
  • R10 2018: Giants 60-95 Bombers

Essendon vs GWS Preview

The Bombers avoided a scare against the Kangaroos last time out, prevailing by 18 points.

Ben Rutten’s side was lacklustre in the first half, playing with virtually no pressure, allowing the Kangaroos to freely use the ball at their own will. However, an improved second-half dragged them over the line in an up and down performance.

Jake Stringer put pen to paper in a three-year deal during the week after his four-goal performance last time out. He has seen a lot of midfield time with the absence of Dylan Shiel and Andrew McGrath, but with Shiel returning he may see fewer midfield minutes.

They will be out for vengeance after close losses against the Giants in the previous two meetings. You can expect a physical encounter with both sides fighting for a top-eight finish.

Meanwhile, the Giants lost their second match on the trot against cross-town rivals Sydney.

In a game of two halves, GWS started the brighter of the two sides, gathering a lead of almost 40 points during the second term, but a disappointing second-half collapse saw their handy lead diminished.

Two losses on the trot against Gold Coast (one point) and Sydney (26 points) have left Leon Cameron’s side in a precarious position, with a loss almost ruining their chances of finals football. They currently sit two games behind seventh and two points off the four teams ahead of them all fighting for two spots.

The previous three meetings have been decided by a kick, and I believe you can expect another tight clash on Sunday night, with the Bombers edging this one.

Bombers vs Giants Team News

Essendon have named David Zaharakis, Nick Bryan and midfielder Dylan Shiel in the extended squad with no preliminary omissions.

The Giants will be without Jeremy Finlayson and Matt Flynn on Sunday. Lachie Whitfield and Shane Mumford are the most notable inclusions.

*Teams are yet to be reduced to 22, four omissions still need to be made from the eight-man bench.

The two sides last met in Round 8 this season, which saw the Giants win by two points.

Bombers vs Giants Stats

  • The previous three meetings have been decided by six points or less
  • Adam Kennedy has had 15+ disposals in his last four matches
  • Jacob Hopper has had 25+ disposals in 11 matches this season

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