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  • Western Bulldogs vs Essendon Bombers tips for Sunday's AFL Elimination Final
  • The winner will go through to next week's semi-final
  • Can the Bulldogs return to form and save their premiership hopes?
  • Match preview, predictions and latest team news
Western Bulldogs vs Essendon Bombers
Western Bulldogs vs Essendon Bombers takes place on Sunday. (Getty)
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Justin Darcy 27 Aug 2021
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Western Bulldogs vs Essendon Bombers Tips


The second AFL Elimination Final is between fifth and eighth on the ladder and looks set to be a thriller in Tasmania.
  • Western Bulldogs vs Essendon Bombers Tips
  • Head to Head
  • Western Bulldogs Form
  • Western Bulldogs Team News
  • Western Bulldogs Team List 
  • Essendon Bombers Form 
  • Essendon Bombers Team News
  • Essendon Bombers Team List 
  • Western Bulldogs vs Essendon Bombers FAQs

The winner is guaranteed a semi-final spot and the loser will be eliminated from the finals series. I am tipping the Dogs to have the Bombers' measure despite a disappointing end to the home and away season.

  • Western Bulldogs have lost their last 3 matches.
  • Western Bulldogs have won 6 of their last 7 matches against Essendon Bombers.
  • Essendon Bombers have lost their last 6 finals matches.
  • Essendon Bombers have won their last 3 matches.

Head to Head


The Bulldogs lead their recent head to head count 6-1, but the last clash went the way of the Bombers.

Three weeks ago, the Bombers won by 13 points against the then top of the ladder Bulldogs.

Western Bulldogs Form


The Dogs have not been at their best since Josh Bruce injured his ACL four weeks ago. They are missing one of the best forwards this season and it showed with three defeats to end the season.

The Bulldogs slipped from top to finish in fifth spot as their midfield stars were a touch off their best and Aaron Naughton was left with a lot of work up forward.

If they can show up in the form they enjoyed for the large majority of this season, the Dogs will win this match with ease. But that is something that have not been able to do in the last month.

Western Bulldogs Team News


Western Bulldogs have opted against bring ruckman Stefan Martin back.

The Dogs have added Anthony Scott, Rhylee West and Ryan Gardner to an extended squad.

Western Bulldogs Team List 


B: T.Duryea, A.Keath, B.Williams
HB: C.Daniel, Z.Cordy, B.Dale
C: A.Treloar, J.Dunkley, L.Hunter
HF: L.Vandermeer, A.Naughton, B.Smith
F: T.Liberatore, T.English, C.Weightman
FOLL: Le.Young, J.Macrae, M.Bontempelli
I/C (from): J.Schache, A.Scott, J.Johannisen, R.Smith, R.Gardner, R.West, M.Hannan, E.Wood

Essendon Bombers Form 


The Bombers have been starved of a finals win for some time, but could they be the smokey this finals series?

The Bombers have only defeated one team who are inside the eight and it was the Western Bulldogs three weeks back.

Although their form has been nowhere near as consistent as the Bulldogs this season, they still have shown enough in the last three weeks with three straight wins to make the finals.

Essendon Bombers Team News


Kyle Langford has failed in his race to shake off a hamstring injury, and Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti is still out due to personal reasons.

Jye Caldwell, Andrew Phillips and Martin Gleeson are additions to the Bombers' extended squad.

Essendon Bombers Team List 


B: M.Redman, J.Laverde, T.Cutler
HB: D.Heppell, J.Ridley, N.Hind
C: A.McGrath, Z.Merrett, A.Waterman
HF: W.Snelling, A.Francis, A.Perkins
F: J.Stringer, P.Wright, D.Smith
FOLL: S.Draper, D.Parish, D.Shiel
I/C (from): J.Stewart, D.Clarke, M.Guelfi, N.Cox, S.Durham, J.Caldwell, A.Phillips, M.Gleeson

Western Bulldogs vs Essendon Bombers FAQs

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What time does Western Bulldogs vs Essendon Bombers start?

The match is being played at UTAS Stadium at 3.20pm AEDT on Sunday, August 29.

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Verdict

Despite the two sides ending the season in opposite form, I'm backing the Bulldogs to bounce back and win this one by 1-39 points.

Best Bet: Western Bulldogs 1-39 Big Win/Little Win $2.10 at Neds - 5 Units

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