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  • Essendon can cement finals footy if they win
  • Collingwood have suffered back-to-back defeats
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Bets.com.au Staff 21 Aug 2021
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Essendon Bombers vs Collingwood Tips


Old foes meet for one last time in the 2021 season as the Essendon Bombers host the Collingwood Magpies at the MCG on Sunday in the final round of the home and away season. 

For Essendon the task is simple: win and cement their spot in the top 8 and play finals footy which will cap off a great first year under coach Ben Rutten. 

The Bombers are coming into this clash full of confidence destroying the Gold Coast Suns by 68 points and can defeat Collingwood, who are happy to see the back of this season.

  • Essendon Bombers will make the finals with a win
  • Essendon Bombers have won their last 2 matches
  • Essendon Bombers have won their last 2 matches against Collingwood
  • Collingwood have lost 6 of their last 8 matches

Head-To-Head 


These two rivals have met four times in the last three years, with Essendon and Collingwood winning two times each. 

However, the Dons won their last two games including the most recent clash on ANZAC Day this year defeating the Pies 109- 85.

Essendon Bombers Form

 
Essendon have climbed their way into the top eight after a solid last five games, winning three games and losing two. 

Those losses happened in two consecutive weeks coming against the GWS Giants in Round 19 by 13 points and against Sydney Swans in Round 20 by seven points. 

They head into this final home and away clash against the Pies on a two-game winning streak having beaten the Western Bulldogs in Round 21 by 13 points and a 68-point thrashing of the Gold Coast Suns last week. 

Essendon Bombers Team News 


The Bombers head into this clash unchanged. 

Essendon Bombers Team List


B: Redman, Ridley, Hind
HB: Heppell, Laverde, Cutler
C: Guelfi, Merrett, Durham
HF: Snelling, Francis, Shiel
F: Stringer, Wright, Smith
FOLL: Draper, Parish, Clarke
I/C: Stewart, McGrath, Perkins, Waterman
EMG: Cox, Gleeson, Ham, Phillips

Collingwood Form 


It has been a horrible year for the Magpies, as they currently sit 16th on the ladder.

The Pies have only managed one win in their previous five games, with that win coming in Round 20 against the West Coast Eagles.

They head into their final game of the season on the back of back-to-back defeats to Hawthorn and Brisbane Lions.

Collingwood Team News 


The Pies have made a host of additions to their squad as they welcome Jeremy Howe, John Noble, Jay Rantall and Tom Wilson. 

They will be without Brody Mihocek (suspension), Trey Ruscoe who is battling an ankle injury, Beau McCreery and Finlay Macrae, who has been omitted.  

Collingwood Team List


B: Howe, Roughead, Maynard
HB: Crisp, Madgen, Noble
C: Mayne, De Goey, Daicos
HF: Thomas, Henry, Hoskin-Elliott
F: Ginnivan, Cameron, Elliott
FOLL: Grundy, Sidebottom, Adams
I/C: Bianco, Rantall, Wilson, Murphy
EMG: Macraw, McCreery, McInnes, Kelly

Essendon Bombers vs Collingwood FAQs

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What time does Essendon Bombers vs Collingwood start?

The match is being played at the MCG at 3.20pm AEDT on Sunday, August 22.

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Verdict

Essendon still has plenty to play for if they want to extend their season and need to wrap up a finals spot. The Pies have looked out of sorts for weeks and can end the campaign with another defeat.

Best Bet: Essendon Win Match Result $1.28 at TAB - 10 Units
Value Bet: Essendon by 1-39 Winning Margin $2.00 at Palmerbet - 3 Units

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