Geelong Cats vs Essendon Round 16 Tips, Prediction and Preview

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Geelong vs Essendon Tips

Geelong will be looking to get back into the top four when they host the Bombers on Friday night.

Geelong vs Essendon Tips, Preview & Predictions

Geelong Cats vs Essendon Bombers free AFL tips, predictions and preview – Geelong has won 14 of their last 15 matches at GMHBA.

Geelong vs Essendon Tips


  • Nick Hind has had 20+ disposals in 12 of his 14 games this season
  • Cam Guthrie has had 30+ disposals in five of his last seven matches

Geelong vs Essendon Same Game Multi Tips


Geelong vs Essendon Match Details


🇦🇺 Competition: AFL
🗓 Date: Friday July 2
Time: 7:50pm AEDT
🏟 Stadium: GMHBA

Geelong vs Essendon 2021 Form (last five matches)


Cats (WWWL)

  • RD 11: Collingwood 51-61 Geelong
  • RD 12: BYE
  • RD 13: Port Adelaide 91-112 Geelong
  • RD 14: Geelong 83-78 Western Bulldogs
  • RD 15: Brisbane 94-50 Geelong

Bombers (WLWL)

  • RD 11: West Coast 71-87 Essendon
  • RD 12: Essendon 84-123 Richmond
  • RD 13: BYE
  • RD 14: Hawthorn 73-86 Essendon
  • RD 15: Essendon 57-68 Melbourne

Geelong vs Essendon Head to Head (last five matches)


  • R16 2020: Cats 108-42 Bombers
  • R7 2019: Cats 86-54 Bombers
  • R9 2018: Bombers 84-50 Cats
  • R8 2017: Bombers 110-93 Cats
  • R20 2016: Cats 100-34 Bombers

Geelong vs Essendon Preview


The Cats seven-game winning streak was ended by a ferocious Lions outfit by 44 points.

Geelong headed into Thursday night the most in-form team of the competition, but the Lions were able to frustrate their ball movement with a high surging press.

Jeremy Cameron and Tom Hawkins only combined for one goal last time out, but against an inexperienced Essendon tall defence, they will attempt to isolate both forwards to their best advantage.

Meanwhile, the Bombers lost to the top of the table Demons in a game filled with controversial decisions.

Despite having numerous decisions going against them on the night, Essendon’s poor ball use going forward was a large part of their 11-point demise. Steven May and Jake Lever took advantage of the errant approach, which didn’t work.

It will be the first time the Bombers have played at GMHBA for premiership points since their small triumph in their 1993 premiership campaign.

Geelong is formidable at home and has been for many years. Although they lost convincingly last time out, I believe they’ll get the four points in this encounter.

Cats vs Bombers Team News


The Cats may make a couple of changes with Gryan Miers and Quinton Narkle putting some pressure on some out of form Cats. Luke Dahlhaus could be one to miss out. 

Will Snelling is set to return from his broken thumb, with mid-year draftee Sam Durham on the verge on breaking into the side.

The two sides last met in Round 16 last season, which saw the Cats win by 66 points.

Cats vs Bombers Stats


  • Geelong has won 14 of their last 15 matches at GMHBA
  • Six of Essendon’s last nine matches gone OVER the total points line
  • Essendon’s last game at GMHBA for premiership points was in 1993
  • Cam Guthrie has had 30+ disposals in five of his last seven matches
  • Nick Hind has had 20+ disposals in 12 of his 14 games this season

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