Melbourne vs Essendon Round 18 Tips – 13/07/24

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Melbourne Demons vs Essendon Bombers free AFL bet tips, predictions and preview.

Melbourne vs Essendon Tips, Preview & Predictions

Melbourne Demons vs Essendon Bombers free AFL bet tips, predictions and preview – Bombers to continue surge towards top four.

Melbourne vs Essendon H2H Prediction


Melbourne vs Essendon Tips


  • Zach Merrett has averaged 33.7 disposals in his past three matches against Melbourne.

  • Dylan Shiel has recorded 25+ disposals in each of his last nine appearances against Melbourne.

Melbourne vs Essendon Same Game Multi Tips


  • Zach Merrett has averaged 33.7 disposals in his past three matches against Melbourne.
  • Dylan Shiel has averaged 26 disposals in his past three matches against the Demons
  • Jye Caldwell has recorded 27+ disposals in each of Essendon’s last three matches.
  • Trent Rivers has recorded 21+ disposals in each of Melbourne’s last five matches.
  • Peter Wright has kicked 2 goals in each of Essendon’s last three matches.

Melbourne vs Essendon Match Details


πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Competition: AFL
πŸ—“ Date: Saturday July 13
⏰ Time: 7:30pm (AEST)
🏟 Stadium: MCG

Melbourne vs Essendon 2024 FormΒ 


Demons (LLWLW)

  • R12: Melbourne 49-141 Fremantle
  • R13: Collingwood 89-51 Melbourne
  • R14: Bye
  • R15: Melbourne 70-67 North Melbourne
  • R16: Brisbane 86-81 Melbourne
  • R17: Melbourne 112-58 West Coast

Bombers (LLWLW)

  • R12: Gold Coast 91-80 Essendon
  • R13: Essendon 70-96 Carlton
  • R14: Bye
  • R15: Essendon 122-92 West Coast
  • R16: Geelong 105-60 Essendon
  • R17: Collingwood 80-92 Essendon

Melbourne vs Essendon Head to Head (last five matches)


  • R5 2023: Bombers 104-77 Demons
  • R3 2022: Demons 99-Bombers 70
  • R15 2021: Bombers 57-68 Demons
  • R18 2020: Bombers 49-68 Demons
  • R3 Β  2019: Demons 112-130 Bombers

Melbourne vs Essendon Preview


Essendon enjoy a great chance of holding their spot in the top four when they take on an injury depleted Melbourne lineup at the MCG on Saturday night.

The Bombers claimed their 10th win of the season last weekend with an impressive 92-80 upset over Collingwood last Friday, led by Zach Merrett’s 30 disposals, 15 score involvements, and one goal. The Bombers have lost just one of their last eight games when Merrett records 25+ disposals.

Despite the continued absence of Christian Petracca, Melbourne also secured a victory last weekend, defeating West Coast 112-58 at the MCG. However, the win came at a significant cost as Max Gawn suffered an ankle injury that will sideline him for Saturday. Gawn was also absent when these clubs last met, a game in which Essendon upset Melbourne 104-77 during Gather Round 2023, with Merrett again starring with 35 disposals and 550 meters gained.

The Bombers will be looking to improve their 1-4 record from their last five matches against Melbourne in Victoria. They can do that and the pressure on the Demons will mount with the 2021 premiers staring down the barrel of missing finals.

Melbourne vs Essendon Stats


  • Essendon are 4th on the ladder with 10 wins and a draw.
  • Melbourne have won nine of 16 this season and sit in 10th spot on the ladder.
  • The Bombers top the competition for disposals per game in 2024, Melbourne are 14th.
  • Essendon rank 9th for goals per game, Melbourne are 13th.
  • The Demons have won six of their past seven against Essendon.

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