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GWS Giants vs Essendon Bombers Tips - Giants to make it back-to-back wins

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  • Essendon have lost their last 7 interstate matches
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GWS Giants vs Essendon Bombers
The Giants and Bombers go head-to-head (Getty)
Justin Darcy 07 May 2021
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GWS Giants vs Essendon Bombers Tips


GWS and Essendon face off on Saturday afternoon, with the Giants looking for a spot in the top eight. GWS thumped Adelaide Crows last week in what was an impressive display and are tipped to follow up against an Essendon Bombers side that doesn't travel well.

  • GWS Giants have won 3 of their last 4 matches.
  • Essendon Bombers have lost 3 of their last 4 matches.
  • GWS Giants have won 5 of their last 7 matches against Essendon Bombers
  • Essendon Bombers have lost their last 7 interstate matches.

Head to Head


GWS hold a 5-2 recent head-to-head record from the last seven meetings with Essendon. They won the last clash by four points courtesy of a 59-55 victory.

The last two clashes have been decided by under 10 points.

GWS Giants Form


The Giants are a side in-form having recovered from a sluggish start to the season.

GWS have won three of their last four matches, with the loss coming to the Western Bulldogs which was no disgrace against the premiership contenders.

They bounced back with authority last week with an 11-goal win over the Crows, looking like they were back to their 2020 form in a 106-39 victory in Adelaide.

GWS Giants Team News


The Giants have a huge injury list but it has not stopped them from winning.

Among the absentees, defender Nick Haynes is still a week or two away from returning to the side while Phil Davis still has another month on the sidelines.

Jesse Hogan joins the list after his four-goal debut for the club last weekend, while Sam Reid, Matt Buntine and Brent Daniels are also out.

GWS Giants Team List


B: J.Buckley, S.Taylor, L.Keeffe
HB: L.Whitfield, I.Cumming, L.Ash
C: J.Kelly, J.Hopper, H.Perryman
HF: B.Hill, T.Greene, T.Bruhn
F: D.Lloyd, J.Finlayson, H.Himmelberg
FOLL: S.Mumford, T.Taranto, C.Ward
I/C: C.Idun, X.O’Halloran, Z.Sproule, T.Green
EMG: N.Shipley, K.Briggs, M.Flynn, C.Stone

Essendon Bombers Form


Essendon pulled off a big win in the Anzac Day match when defeating Collingwood, with Darcy Parish proving the star of the show.

Their issue is consistency, one week they are on fire and the next they drop a level and are very beatable. That was the case again last week as the Bombers lost for the third time in four games.

Essendon were not disgraced when beaten 123-107 by Carlton last week, but they will need to lift from that effort to beat the Giants.

Essendon Bombers Team News


Aaron Francis comes back into the Bombers side after not proving fit last week.

He will be a handy pick-up for the defending group, while Andrew Phillips is also recalled.

The Bombers have left out young ruckman Nick Bryan after his AFL debut last weekend.

Essendon Bombers List


B: J.Laverde, J.Stewart, A.Francis
HB: D.Heppell, J.Ridley, M.Redman
C: K.Langford, Z.Merrett, D.Parish
HF: A.Perkins, C.Hooker, B.Ham
F: J.Stringer, H.Jones, A.McDonald-Tipungwuti
FOLL: A.Phillips, A.McGrath, D.Smith
I/C: N.Hind, N.Cox, W.Snelling, P.Wright
EMG: D.Zaharakis, N.Bryan, N.Cahill, M.Guelfi

GWS Giants vs Essendon Bombers FAQs

Where can I watch the GWS Giants vs Essendon Bombers live stream?

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When does GWS Giants vs Essendon Bombers take place?

The match is being played at Giants Stadium on Saturday, May 8.

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Verdict

The Giants should be too good and are tipped to win by 1-39 points.

Best Bet: GWS 1-39 To Win @120.00 at BetMGM - 5 Units

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