Essendon Bombers vs Fremantle Dockers Tips and Odds – AFL 2022

Marvel Stadium will play host to Sunday's Round 5 AFL game between Essendon Bombers and Fremantle Dockers. The game kicks off at 4:40 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 April 17, 2022 at 4:40 pm

Where: Marvel Stadium

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Essendon Bombers vs Fremantle Dockers Odds

Essendon Bombers vs Fremantle Dockers Preview

Don’t look now, but the Dockers are sitting top four.

The absence of Nat Fyfe looked to doom Fremantle a fortnight ago, but the response from Justin Longmuir’s side has been nothing short of remarkable.

Freo has now played to a 3-1 record without their skipper so far, a record they’ll look to add to against the Bombers on Sunday at Marvel.

Essendon ran out four-point winners last week in a thriller against the Crows, but nobody is about to declare them finals bound after kicking 13 behinds.

Backing the Dockers in Melbourne is always risky, but this is a game they should be winning if they can build on last week’s massive fourth quarter against GWS.

Freo outscored the Giants 36-3 in the final term, while their pressure rating was also through the roof.

The Bombers have actually won their last five meetings against the Dockers, but after just scraping by against a young Crows outfit, it’s a little surprising to find them as favourites.

With a chance to really cement their spot in the eight and also gain a few more admirers on the way, the Dockers at the current quote is too good to pass up.

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Essendon Bombers vs Fremantle Dockers Teams

Backs [30] Brandon Zerk-Thatcher, [15] Jayden Laverde, [29] Jake Kelly
Half Backs [19] Nick Hind, [14] Jordan Ridley, [21] Dyson Heppell
Centreline [22] Sam Durham, [1] Andrew McGrath, [37] Nic Martin
Half Forwards [13] Nik Cox, [45] Alec Waterman, [16] Archie Perkins
Forwards [5] Devon Smith, [20] Peter Wright, [35] Matt Guelfi
Followers [34] Andrew Phillips, [3] Darcy Parish, [6] Jye Caldwell
Interchange [27] Mason Redman, [9] Dylan Shiel, [8] Ben Hobbs, [2] Sam Draper
Emergencies [12] Tom Cutler, [33] Brayden Ham, [26] Kaine Baldwin, [40] Tex Wanganeen
In: – N.Cox, B.Hobbs
Out: – W.Snelling (Injured), B.Ham (Omitted), T.Wanganeen (Omitted)
New: Ben Hobbs

Backs [36] Brennan Cox, [25] Alex Pearce, [11] James Aish
Half Backs [26] Hayden Young, [13] Luke Ryan, [31] Brandon Walker
Centreline [6] Jordan Clark, [8] Andrew Brayshaw, [9] Blake Acres
Half Forwards [33] Travis Colyer, [20] Matt Taberner, [41] Bailey Banfield
Forwards [32] Michael Frederick, [37] Rory Lobb, [10] Michael Walters
Followers [4] Sean Darcy, [17] Will Brodie, [16] David Mundy
Interchange [39] Sam Switkowski, [3] Caleb Serong, [30] Nathan O’Driscoll, [27] Heath Chapman
Emergencies [18] Darcy Tucker, [28] Neil Erasmus, [14] Nathan Wilson, [2] Griffin Logue
In: – A.Pearce, C.Serong
Out: – L.Schultz (HS Protocol), Griffin Logue (Omitted), Neil Erasmus (Omitted)