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Collingwood vs Essendon AFL Betting Tips & Odds - Can the Pies work over the Dons?

  • Collingwood hosts Essendon at the MCG
  • The Pies have won their last four encounters
  • Both teams come into the match off the back of heart-breaking losses
  • Are the Pies the stronger side?
Collingwood vs Essendon AFL Betting Tips & Odds
Collingwood vs Essendon will be played on Friday night (Getty Images)
Collingwood hosts Essendon at the MCG in what is normally the ANZAC Day clash, but this time in front of an empty stadium.

Both teams suffered hard losses last week where the margin was within a couple of points and could have easily been in their favour.

Collingwood Form & Team News

After suffering a loss to GWS last week by just two points, they will be wanting to win this to ensure that they still sit firmly inside the top eight.

After injuring his knee last week, Jeremy Howe will spend an extended stint on the sidelines.

With the likelihood increasing of star player Steele Sidebottom missing the match, this does damage their midfield, but they do have class all through their spine which will help get them over the line here.

*Team from round 4 listed as round 5 teams were not available at the time of preview

FB: J. Crisp, J. Roughead, J. Howe
HB: B. Maynard, D. Moore, J. Noble
C: J. Daicos, S. Pendlebury, W. Hoskin-Elliot
HF: J. Stephenson, B. Mihocek, T. Phillips
FF: J. De Goey, M. Cox, J. Elliot
FOL: B. Grundy, T. Adams, S. Sidebottom
I/C: T. Brown, C. Mayne, C. Brown, R. Wills

Essendon Form & Team News

The Bombers lost their first game of 2020 last week after a last-gasp attempt on goal from Jacob Townsend fell agonisingly short on the line.

The big team change for them is Zach Merrett missing the match due to a suspension from last week. This is a huge blow to their midfield who now may be outclassed by the likes of Adams, Pendlebury and De Goey.

*Team from round 4 listed as round 5 teams were not available at the time of preview

FB: A. Francis, C. Hooker, M. Hurley
HB: A. Saad, M. Redman, J. Ridley
C: B. Ham, Z. Merrett, D. Zaharakis
HF: D. Smith, W. Snelling, A. McDonald-Tipungwuti
FF: J. Stringer, S. McKernan, J. Townsend
FOL: T. Bellchambers, A. McGrath, D. Shiel
I/C: D. Parish, K. Langford, M. Gleeson, O. Fantasia

Collingwood vs Essendon Head To Head

Collingwood hold the strong recent record over the Bombers, claiming their last four clashes all at the MCG.

Expect the Pies to bounce back hard in this match with a lot to play for and claim their fifth-straight win.

Collingwood vs Essendon Betting Odds

Collingwood have been installed the $1.45 short priced favourites while you can get $2.75 for Essendon, who are the clear outsiders.

The line has been set for Collingwood at -12.5.

Collingwood vs Essendon Match Up

Michael Hurley vs Jordan De Goey looks an interesting match up heading into the game.

Hurley is a known performer against the Pies and can play a lockdown role incredibly well, while De Goey is a big match player and can easily win a game for them off his own boot.

Expect Hurley to give De Goey a bit of niggle when he heads down forward to try and sneak a few goals.

Collingwood vs Essendon Key Stats

  • Collingwood have won their last four matches against Essendon
  • Scott Pendlebury has recorded 27+ disposals in their last five clashes
  • Michael Hurley has recorded 20+ disposals in seven of his last eight appearances against Collingwood

Collingwood vs Essendon FAQ

What time is the Collingwood vs Essendon game

The Collingwood vs Essendon match begins at 7.50pm on Friday July 3.

Where will the Collingwood vs Essendon be held?

The Collingwood vs Essendon match will be held at the MCG.

How can I live stream the Collingwood vs Essendon match?

Visit our live streaming page for information on how you can watch the Collingwood vs Essendon match.

Verdict

We will be backing Collingwood to win by 1-39 points and Michael Hurley to rack up 20+ disposals.
Best Bet: Collingwood 1-39 Big Win Little Win @1.83 at Sportsbet - 10 Units
Value Bet: Michael Hurley 20+ Disposals @3.30 at Sportsbet - 5 Units

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