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Essendon Bombers vs Fremantle Dockers Tips - Marvel magic against for Dons against Freo

  • Essendon Bombers vs Fremantle Dockers predictions for Sunday's AFL Round 9 match
  • Essendon have won 13 of their last 14 home against Fremantle
  • The Dockers are yet to win in Melbourne this season
  • Match preview, predictions and latest team news
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Essendon Bombers have dominated at home to the Fremantle Dockers (Getty Images) Staff 14 May 2021
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Essendon Bombers vs Fremantle Dockers Tips

With a dominant home record against Fremantle, Essendon will be confident of bouncing back against the Dockers after coming up short against the Giants last week. 

Fremantle are value to get the first goal of the game though.

  • Essendon Bombers have won their last 4 matches against Fremantle Dockers.
  • Essendon Bombers have won 13 of their last 14 home matches against Fremantle Dockers.
  • Five of Essendon’s last 6 matches at Marvel Stadium have gone over the total match points line. 
  • Fremantle Dockers are yet to win in Melbourne this season.
  • Fremantle Dockers have kicked the first goal in all 8 matches this season.

Head to Head

Essendon have won five out of the last six meetings between the two sides, including winning the last four in a row.

Essendon have won the last four matches between the two sides at Marvel Stadium with Fremantle’s last win at the venue coming in Round 2 of the 2010 season. 

Essendon Bombers Form

Despite sitting in the bottom four with two wins and six losses, the developing Bombers have had a promising season to date. 

Against premiership fancies Port Adelaide and Brisbane, they were put in their plac. However they have been mainly competitive. 

In recent weeks Essendon claimed bragging rights over Collingwood, walking out 24-point victors. A week later they were unable to repeat their heroics, losing to Carlton by 16 points. 

Last week the Bombers almost pulled off a shock upset, losing to Greater Western Sydney by a mere two points at Giants Stadium.

Essendon Bombers Team News

Jake Stringer is ruled out for up to four weeks with a hamstring strain suffered last week.

Alec Waterman, Ned Cahill and Matt Guelfi are all possibles to replace Stringer.

Ruckman Sam Draper remains on the sidelines with no update on a likely return date.

Essendon Bombers Team List

The Essendon Bombers team is not released yet.

Fremantle Dockers Form

Fremantle have lost their past two matches, with their most recent defeat coming at the hands of Brisbane Lions at the Gabba by 24 points.

Three out the Dockers' four wins this season have been home matches at Optus Stadium, with the club yet to notch a win in Melbourne this season. 

Fremantle have a 4-4 record heading into round nine, placing them 10th on the AFL ladder after eight rounds. 

Fremantle Dockers Team News

Midfielder Adam Cerra and forward Sam Switkowski are set to be available for the Dockers after injury layoffs.

Freo do lose Michael Frederick to a syndesmosis injury. Luke Ryan (calf) and Alex Pearce (knee) are closing in on returns but could be a couple of weeks away.

Fremantle Dockers Team List

The Fremantle Dockers team is not released yet.

Essendon Bombers vs Fremantle Dockers FAQs

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When does Essendon Bombers vs Fremantle Dockers start?

The match is being played at Marvel Stadium on Sunday, May 16.



Essendon should bounce back this week after a strong performance against GWS. They are tipped to make it 14 wins in their last 15 games at home against Fremantle.
With rain expected on Sunday, the roof at Marvel is expected to be shut and goals should flow. Essendon’s fast ball movement should allow for a high scoring affair.

Best Bet: Essendon To Win @-147.06 at BetMGM - 4 Units
Value Bet: Over 178.5 Points Total Points @-109.89 at Caesars (Sport) - 2 Units

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