Essendon Bombers vs Fremantle Dockers Tips and Odds – AFL 2021

Marvel Stadium will play host to Sunday's Round 9 AFL game between Essendon Bombers and Fremantle Dockers. The game kicks off at 1:10 pm with Essendon Bombers heading into the game as favourites with the bookmakers. Continue reading for our in-depth preview of the Essendon Bombers vs. Fremantle Dockers game and give you our free tips and bets.

When: Sunday May 16, 2021 at 1:10 pm

Where: Marvel Stadium

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Essendon Bombers vs Fremantle Dockers Odds

Essendon Bombers vs Fremantle Dockers Preview

The Bombers have won five of the last six against Fremantle, including the last four, but it’s the Dockers that have managed to cover the line in seven of the last eight contests. Expect a tight one on Sunday!

Essendon have embraced the shootout, currently ranked 17th in the competition for points conceded giving up 97.4 per game and second in the competition for points scored averaging 93.1 per game.

As for the Dockers, they’ve been rather disappointing, especially away from home in 2021. They weren’t a high-scoring team last year and that hasn’t changed this year, ranked 13th for points scored and one of two teams in the AFL that are yet to crack the ton in a game. But it’s their defence that has fallen right away – last year they did a good job at restricting the opposition, but they’re currently ranked 10th for points conceded.

Fremantle is 1-3 on the road this season, all three losses by 20+ points with their only win by 12 points to the Crows – based on Adelaide’s recent form this is rather underwhelming.

Although the Dockers have covered the line in seven of the last eight against Essendon, The Wolf isn’t willing to take the 5.5 head start and is much more comfortable taking the Bombers 1-39 in this.

Head To Head Bet

Fremantle Dockers
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We're tipping Fremantle Dockers to win at $2.18 odds.

First Goal Scorer

Michael Walters
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First Goal Scorer: Michael Walters at $17.

Essendon Bombers vs Fremantle Dockers Teams


B: J.Laverde, J.Stewart, A.Francis

HB: D.Heppell, J.Ridley, D.Zaharakis

C: A.McGrath, Z.Merrett, K.Langford

HF: D.Smith, H.Jones, W.Snelling

F: C.Hooker, P.Wright, A.McDonald-Tipungwuti

FOLL: A.Phillips, D.Parish, B.Ham

I/C: M.Redman, M.Guelfi, N.Hind, A.Perkins

EMG: N.Cahill, N.Cox, P.Ambrose, A.Waterman

IN: D.Zaharakis

OUT: J.Stringer (injured), N.Cox (managed)


B: T.Watson, G.Logue, T.Duman

HB: N.Wilson, B.Cox, D.Tucker

C: B.Acres, A.Brayshaw, J.Aish

HF: L.Schultz, R.Lobb, M.Crowden

F: T.Colyer, M.Taberner, M.Walters

FOLL: S.Darcy, N.Fyfe, N.Mundy

I/C: L.Henry, S.Switkowski, C.Serong, A.Cerra

EMG: C.Blakely, J.Western. R.Conca, L.Meek

IN: A.Cerra, S.Switkowski

OUT: C.Blakely (omitted), R.Conca (omitted), M.Frederick (injured)