Essendon vs Sydney Swans Round 20 Tips, Prediction & Preview

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Essendon vs Sydney Tips

Essendon will be needing a win when they battle it out against the Swans at the Gabba on Saturday night.

Essendon vs Sydney Tips, Preview & Predictions

Essendon Bombers vs Sydney Swans free AFL tips, predictions and preview – Sydney have won four matches on the trot.

Essendon vs Sydney Tips

  • James Rowbottom has had 15+ disposals in nine of his 13 games this season
  • Callum Mills has had 30+ disposals in his last four games

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Essendon vs Sydney Match Details

🇦🇺 Competition: AFL
🗓 Date: Sunday August 1
Time: 3.10pm AEDT
🏟 Stadium: MCG

Essendon vs Sydney 2021 Form (last five matches)

Bombers (LLWWL)

  • 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
  • RD 19: Essendon 53-66 GWS

Swans (LWWWW)

  • RD 15: Port Adelaide 81-71 Sydney
  • RD 16: Sydney 118-26 West Coast
  • RD 17: Western Bulldogs 60-79 Sydney
  • RD 18: GWS 72-98 Sydney
  • RD 19: Sydney 98-58 Fremantle

Essendon vs Sydney Head to Head (last five matches)

  • R4 2021: Swans 83-80 Bombers
  • R2 2020: Swans 73-79 Bombers
  • R16 2019: Bombers 76-66 Swans
  • R8 2019: Swans 77-72 Bombers
  • R19 2018: Bombers 109-66 Swans

Essendon vs Sydney Preview

The Bombers lost a crunch match against the Giants last week by 13 points last time out.

Essendon had a chance to stay in the eight with a victory over the Giants. However, it didn’t go to plan in a disappointing second half, which only saw them kick one goal.

Ben Rutten’s young outfit were one of the highest-scoring and tackling teams in the competition, and as the season has dragged along, scoring has been an issue. It has certainly taken a toll on a young group that will have played 14 interstate games this season.

Meanwhile, the Swans cruised past the Dockers by 40 points to all but secure finals football this season.

Sydney still has a chance for an unlikely top-four finish this season and will look to be on the better end of Saturday’s clash. They’ve won two of the previous four meetings, which have been decided by 10 points or less including a controversial three-point triumph earlier in the season.

Lance Franklin luckily escaped a suspension for an elbow on Fremantle’s Luke Ryan. Nevertheless, he still has a chance to kick 1,000 career goals, and he faces his favourite side this week. He’s kicked 73 goals against Essendon in 17 games.

When these sides clash against each other, they tend to be instant classics, and it could certainly happen again on Saturday night, but I believe the Swans will pile the misery on for the Bombers in a close match.

Bombers vs Swans Team News

The Bombers will have Kyle Langford available for selection after recovering from his injury, with David Zaharakis the likely player to make way. Aaron Francis is also a chance to return after coming back through the VFL last week. 

Callum Mills will be a certainty to come back into the side for the Swans. Whilst Harry Cunningham should be another to return.

The two sides last met in Round 4 this season, which saw the Swans win by three points.

Bombers vs Swans Stats

  • Sydney have won four matches on the trot
  • James Rowbottom has had 15+ disposals in nine of his 13 games this season
  • Callum Mills has had 30+ disposals in his last four games

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