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Essendon Bombers vs West Coast Eagles Tips - Bombers to hammer the Eagles

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Ben Darvill 04 Aug 2023
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West Coast Eagles and Essendon Bombers (Getty Images)
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Essendon Bombers vs West Coast Eagles Tips


The Essendon Bombers fell to their third defeat in as many games as they were edged out in a 101-99 loss to the Sydney Swans. 
  • Essendon Bombers vs West Coast Eagles Tips
  • Head to Head
  • Essendon Bombers Form 
  • Essendon Bombers Team News
  • Essendon Bombers Team List
  • West Coast Eagles Form  
  • West Coast Eagles Team News 
  • West Coast Eagles Team List

The West Coast Eagles finally ended their losing run as they beat the North Melbourne Kangaroos in an entertaining 72-67 win, but I'm not expecting a repeat.

Head to Head


The Bombers outplayed their opponents in a 96-46 win back in May, with this their fifth victory in the last 10 meetings. 

Essendon Bombers Form 


The Essendon Bombers have struggled for wins of late, with their last three all ending in defeats to the Geelong Cats, Western Bulldogs and Sydney Swans. 

This poor run has seen the Bombers slip down the ladder, although they are still eyeing the top eight finish.

With just one win in their last four home games and five defeats in their last six both at home and away, the Bombers need a turnaround in fortunes.

Essendon Bombers Team News


Andrew Davey Jnr and Will Snelling are omitted as Elijah Tsatas come in for his debut for the home side. 

Essendon Bombers Team List


B: N.Hind, B.Zerk-Thatcher, J.Kelly
HB: M.Redman, J.Laverde, A.McGrath
C: S.Durham, J.Caldwell, N.Martin
HF: E.Tsatas, P.Wright, N.Cox
F: A.Perkins, K.Langford, B.Hobbs
FOLL: A.Phillips, D.Parish, Z.Merrett - C
I/C: D.Heppell, N.Bryan, M.Guelfi, J.Menzie
EMG: S.Weideman, W.Snelling, K.Baldwin, A.Davey Jnr

West Coast Eagles Form  


After months of defeats dating all the way back to their win over the GWS Giants back on March 26, the Eagles have finally won a game again.

Last week, they downed fellow strugglers the North Melbourne Kangaroos in a 72-67 win. 

With 16 defeats coming between these wins, the Eagles have had another tough year.

West Coast Eagles Team News 


Shannon Hurn and Rhett Bazzo are managed while Dom Sheed is injured. 

The Eagles have brought in Jeremy McGovern and Jack Rotham.  

West Coast Eagles Team List


B: A.Witherden, J.McGovern - C, L.Duggan
HB: B.Hough, E.Yeo, T.Cole
C: A.Gaff, T.Kelly, C.Chesser
HF: J.Cripps, J.Darling, L.Edwards
F: N.Long, O.Allen, R.Maric
FOLL: B.Williams, X.O’Neill, E.Hewett
I/C: J.Hunt, J.Petruccelle, J.Rotham, J.Williams
EMG: I.Winder, L.Foley, G.Clark, C.Jamieson

Verdict

I am backing the Bombers to get back to winning ways by putting the Eagles to the sword in a comfortable win. 

Best Bet: Essendon 40+ Winning Margin @9/20 at Boombet - 5 Units
Essendon 40+
Winning Margin
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