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Adelaide Crows vs Essendon Bombers Tips - Adelaide move the needle again making it two in a row

Last updated: 19 Apr 2024
Ryan Tucker 19 Apr 2024
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  • The Adelaide Crows predicted to win over the Essendon Bombers in Round 6, 2024
  • Crows have demonstrated strong offense and defense against top 8 teams
  • Despite winning two more games, Essendon struggled against weaker teams
  • The game will be played at Adelaide Oval, with the bounce at 7:40 PM (AEST)
Keane and Hinge
Mark Keane and Mitchell Hinge of the Crows (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Adelaide Crows vs Essendon Bombers, Round 6 2024 - Expert Prediction

The Crows will make it two in a row as they shoot down the Bombers at Adelaide Oval on Friday night.
  • Adelaide Crows vs Essendon Bombers, Round 6 2024 - Expert Prediction
  • Head to Head 
  • Adelaide Crows Form Analysis & Betting Trends
  • Adelaide Crows Team News
  • Adelaide Crows Team List
  • Essendon Bombers Form Analysis & Betting Trends
  • Essendon Bombers Team News
  • Essendon Bombers Team List
  • Adelaide Crows vs Essendon Bombers AFL 2024 Round 6 FAQ’s

Both teams are coming off unexpected wins last round with Adelaide taking a 2 point win over the Blues whilst Essendon upset the Dogs, winning by 29. The Crows have had a very tough start to the season with expectations being very high on the back of a lackluster 2023 campaign. They have been there or thereabouts in their first 4 games this year and managed to crack out their first win against a Carlton team who have become synonymous with close finishes. 

Essendon were predicted to lose by a margin to the Doggies last weekend but a solid 3rd quarter showing helped them to put a buffer on the scoreboard which they were able to extend through the majority of the final term. The Bombers now sit outside the 8 at 9th only behind the Suns and Dockers on percentage. 

Despite Essendon having won two more games than Adelaide the difference in opponent strength has been stark. Adelaide have managed to both score points and play well defensively against teams that all currently sit within the top 8. The Bombers on the other hand have allowed inferior teams to post big numbers and it is that which dictates our tip this week siding with the Crows.

  • Adelaide lead the league in Hit Outs averaging 45.8 per game
  • Essendon are 3rd worst in the league at allowing their opponents to Hit Out to advantage at 34.4%
  • The Bombers allow the 4th most Inside 50’s on average to their opponents giving up 56 per game
  • Adelaide allow only 51.2 Inside 50’s per game to opponents, the 3rd best number in the AFL

Head to Head 

Essendon dominate the Head to Head numbers since the beginning of the 2019 season winning all 5 games played. The last Crows win came in rd21 of the 2017 season.

4 of the last 5 games have all finished with margins of 21 points or less with only one blowout of 63 points in the last 5 years. 3 of the last 5 games have gone Over the Game Total including the last two in a row.

Adelaide Crows Form Analysis & Betting Trends

Recent Form
Last 5 W/LLast 5 ATSLast 5 O/U

2024 Betting Trends
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The Crows record is not an accurate display of their game play so far this year. When things click in to gear they will upset some top tier teams as they possess the attacking prowess and defensive ability to be annoying. 

Adelaide were able to greatly increase their Inside 50 efficiency in the win over Carlton hitting 51% on the game compared to their season average of 40.1%. They had 8 less scoring shots than Carlton kicking 16 goals to only 4 behinds. 

Adelaide Crows Team News

The early word from is that Patrick Parnell will miss the rest of the season following a rd 4 shoulder injury. Jordan Butts has a low grade hamstring strain and will miss between 1-3 weeks. Harry Shoenberg is nearing a return from an achilles injury and will be tested before being named in the SANFL this weekend.

Adelaide Crows Team List

B: L.Nankervis, J.Borlase, B.Smith
HB: J.Worrell, M.Keane, M.Michalanney
C: M.Hinge, J.Dawson - C, C.Jones
HF: J.Soligo, I.Rankine, J.Rachele
F: B.Cook, D.Fogarty, T.Walker
FOLL: R.O’Brien, R.Laird, B.Keays

I/C: W.Hamill, L.Gollant, S.Berry, L.Sholl, N.McHenry
EMG: B.Dowling, E.Himmelberg, L.Pedlar

IN: J.Borlase, L.Sholl
OUT: J.Butts (Injured), M.Crouch (Suspension)

Essendon Bombers Form Analysis & Betting Trends

Recent Form
Last 5 W/L
Last 5 ATS
Last 5 O/U

2024 Betting Trends
$10 MLOver/Under1-3940+

Essendon were once again accurate in front of goal in their win over the Western Bulldogs. Kicking 15.6 in the game they are now 63.39 on the season showing that when they get the opportunity they take it by the scruff of the neck. 

The Bombers will need to focus on their defensive structure heading into this game with the team allowing an average of 13 goals to their opposition per game despite playing inferior teams over the first month of competition.

Essendon Bombers Team News

The early news from is that Jye Menzie will miss 2-3 weeks with a shoulder injury sustained in last week’s win. Peter Wright will be available for selection from next week after serving his suspension. Dylan Shiel and Tex Wanganeed had successful comebacks in the VFL last weekend and could be considered for selection. Matt Guelfi is another week away with a calf complaint.

Essendon Bombers Team List

B: D.Heppell, B.McKay, N.Hind
HB: N.Martin, M.Redman, A.McGrath
C: X.Duursma, D.Parish, J.Kelly
HF: S.Durham, K.Langford, A.Davey Jnr
F: J.Gresham, J.Stringer, B.Hobbs
FOLL: T.Goldstein, J.Caldwell, Z.Merrett - C

I/C: S.Draper, E.Tsatas, N.Cox, J.Laverde, H.Jones
EMG: A.Roberts, N.Caddy, J.Davey

IN: E.Tsatas
OUT: J.Menzie (injured)

Adelaide Crows vs Essendon Bombers AFL 2024 Round 6 FAQ’s

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Essendon and Adelaide are fairly evenly matched but i believe more in the Crows defence than the Bombers. Based on opposing teams so far this season Adelaide have arguably played better and should edge out Essendon in this one with a Little Win.
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