Geelong Cats vs Essendon Round 16 Tips – 29/06/24

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Geelong Cats vs Essendon Bombers free AFL bet tips, predictions and preview.

Geelong Cats vs Essendon Tips, Preview & Predictions

Geelong Cats vs Essendon Bombers free AFL bet tips, predictions and preview- Can the Cats bounce back?

Geelong Cats vs Essendon H2H Prediction

Geelong Cats vs Essendon Tips

  • Max Holmes is averaging 28 disposals in his past five matches.

  • Jake Stringer booted five goals last weekend


Geelong Cats vs Essendon Same Game Multi Tips

  • Max Holmes is averaging 28 disposals in his past five matches.
  • Zach Merrett has averaged 28 disposals in his past four matches against Geelong.
  • Andy McGrath has averaged 24 disposals in his past three matches against the Cats.
  • Jake Stringer has kicked eight goals in his past three matches against Geelong.
  • Tyson Stengle has kicked 15 goals in his past seven matches.

Geelong Cats vs EssendonMatch Details

πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Competition: AFL
πŸ—“ Date: Saturday June 29
⏰ Time: 7:30pm (AEST)
🏟 Stadium: MCG  

Geelong vs Essendon 2024 Form (last five matches)

Cats (LLWLL)

  • R10: Gold Coast 164-100 Geelong
  • R11: Geelong 74-78 GWS Giants
  • R12: Geelong 99-69 Richmond
  • R13: Sydney 112-82 Geelong
  • R14: Bye
  • R15: Carlton 138-75 Geelong

Bombers (WWLLW)

  • R10: Essendon 106-66 North Melbourne
  • R11: Richmond 74-86 Essendon
  • R12: Gold Coast 91-80 Essendon
  • R13: Essendon 70-96 Carlton
  • R14: Bye
  • R15: Essendon 122-92 West Coast

Essendon vs Geelong Cats Head to Head (last five matches)

  • R18 2024 Geelong 118-45 Essendon
  • R7 2023: Essendon 104-132 Geelong
  • R1 2022: Geelong 138-72 Essendon
  • R16 2021: Geelong 98-57 Essendon
  • R16 2020: Geelong 108-42 Essendon

Cats vs Bombers Preview

There is plenty at stake for the two sides with September just a couple of months away. After a 7-0 start to the year, Geelong have faltered by losing six of seven and another loss is likely to see them outside of the eight at the conclusion of the round.

Essendon rejoined the winners list in Round 15, handing West Coast a 30-point defeat. They sit in 3rd position with nine wins and a draw from their 14 matches this season.

Zach Merrett and Sam Durham found plenty of footy in the win over the Eagles, while Jake Stringer booted five goals. Peter Wright and Kyle Langford chimed in with two.

The latter trio will provide the Bombers with plenty of options up forward. Geelong will need to work on their defence after conceding 21 goals to the Blues last weekend when going down by 63 points.

Plenty of problems at the Cattery with Patrick Dangerfield out due to suspension. He is joined on the sidelined by Tom Hawkins, who looks spent after suffering a foot injury last weekend. The champion forward is coming to the end and has dominated games between the two sides in recent times with 23 goals in his past four matches against the Bombers.

Tom Stewart will need to find an answer in the defensive half, while the Cats coach, Chris Scott, has some work to do to solve Geelong’s issues in the ruck. Hard to back Geelong given their recent form and Essendon can advance one step closer to a top four spot at seasons end by securing a win in front of what should be a big crowd.

Cats vs Bombers Stats

  • Geelong have won the past six matches between the two sides by an average margin of 50 points.
  • The Bombers rank 2nd in the competition for disposals per game, Geelong are 12th.
  • The Cats have a win-loss record of 8-6 in 2024, Essendon are 9-4 and a draw.
  • Essendon are 3rd on the ladder, Geelong are 7th.
  • Geelong rank 4th for goals scored in 2024, Essendon are 9th in this measure.

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