Collingwood Magpies vs Essendon Bombers Tips and Odds – AFL 2021

MCG will play host to Sunday's Round 6 AFL game between Collingwood Magpies and Essendon Bombers. The game kicks off at 3:20 pm with Collingwood Magpies heading into the game as favourites with the bookmakers. Continue reading for our in-depth preview of the Collingwood Magpies vs. Essendon Bombers game and give you our free tips and bets.

When: Sunday April 25, 2021 at 3:20 pm

Where: MCG

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Collingwood Magpies vs Essendon Bombers Odds

Collingwood Magpies vs Essendon Bombers Preview

The traditional Anzac Day game returns to the fixture this week in what is no doubt a ‘line in the sand’ type game for both clubs.

The Bombers and the Pies both suffered losses last week that has left them sitting 1-4, meaning the loser of Sunday’s game faces a massive uphill battle if they wish to play finals this season.

The bookies are siding with the Pies ever so slightly in betting, but after the Bombers won by 15 when these two sides met last year, this one really is a coin flip.

On one hand, Collingwood was far from disgraced in last week’s loss to West Coast, but it remains to be seen how the Pies respond to the pressure of playing with their season on the line.

The Bombers, meanwhile, failed to show up for a rainy affair against the Lions last week.

The Dons were on the backfoot from the get-go in a demoralizing 57-point loss, although it’s fair to say the Bombers have an excuse with so many key players still missing.

A win for Collingwood over their biggest rival would do wonders for morale, but at the same time, a loss might just be the final straw.

There was absolutely nothing to like about Essendon last week, but it wouldn’t be the least bit surprising if a few of their young players stand tall on the biggest stage.

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Collingwood Magpies vs Essendon Bombers Teams


B: B.Maynard, J.Roughead, W.Kelly

HB: J.Crisp, I.Quaynor, J.Noble

C: N.Murphy, S.Pendlebury, W.Hoskin-Elliott

HF: D.Cameron, D.Moore, B.McCreery

F: C.Brown, B.Mihocek, J.Thomas

FOLL: B.Grundy, J.Daicos, S.Sidebottom

I/C: T.Ruscoe, J.Rantall, F.Macrae, J.Madgen

EMG: T.Brown, M.Cox, C.Poulter, B.Sier

IN: W.Kelly, N.Murphy, W.Hoskin-Elliott, T.Ruscoe, J.Rantall

OUT: B.Sier (omitted), M.Keane (suspension), J.Howe (injured), C.Mayne (injured), J.De Goey (injured), L.Greenwood (injured)


B: M.Guelfi, B.Zerk-Thatcher, A.Francis

HB: N.Hind, D.Heppell, J.Laverde

C: A.Perkins, Z.Merrett, N.Cox

HF: A.McDonald-Tipungwuti, C.Hooker, K.Langford

F: B.Ham, J.Stringer, D.Smith

FOLL: A.Phillips, A.McGrath, W.Snelling

I/C: M.Redman, D.Parish, P.Wright, H.Jones

EMG: D.Zaharakis, N.Cahill, A.Waterman, T.Cutler

IN: B.Zerk-Thatcher, A.Phillips

OUT: Z.Reid (illness), J.Ridley (injured), A.Waterman (omitted)