Essendon Bombers vs Sydney Swans Tips and Odds – AFL 2021

The Gabba will play host to Sunday's Round 20 AFL game between Essendon Bombers and Sydney Swans. The game kicks off at 7:50 pm with Sydney Swans heading into the game as favourites with the bookmakers. Continue reading for our in-depth preview of the Essendon Bombers vs. Sydney Swans game and give you our free tips and bets.

When: Sunday August 1, 2021 at 7:50 pm

Where: The Gabba

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This is a must-win game for both sides with the Swans pushing for the top four, and Essendon must win this if they want to keep their finals prospects alive.

Essendon blew a chance to secure the eighth spot on the ladder last Sunday against the Giants, currently in ninth place, and can’t afford any slip-ups from here.

Like the decision made by the tribunal or not, Lance Franklin was able to overturn his one-match suspension for striking and will play this Saturday night against the Bombers.

Buddy is now just 17 goals away from 1000 in his career, and he loves playing against Essendon be it as a Hawk or Swan.

When these two sides last met, Buddy kicked a bag of three and there’s no reason why he can’t do it again this Saturday night.

This game is a bit of a hard one to tip, it mostly depends on what Essendon side rocks up, but I’m fairly confident Buddy has another 3+ bag of goals in him in this clash so I’ll back it outright.

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Head To Head Bet

Sydney Swans
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We're tipping Sydney Swans to win at $1.45 odds.

First Goal Scorer

Tom Papley
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First Goal Scorer: Tom Papley at $11.

Essendon Bombers vs Sydney Swans Teams


B: Laverde, Francis, Redman

HB: Heppell, Ridley, Hind

C: Durham, Merrett, Cox

HF: Smith, Stewart, Perkins

F: Snelling, Wright, Stringer

FOLL: Draper, Langford, Parish

I/C: Cutler, Shiel, Clarke, McDonald-Tipungwuti

EMER: Guelfi, Waterman, Bryan, Ham

IN: Francis, Langford, Clarke

OUT: Hooker, Ham, Zaharakis (all omitted), Guelfi (Medi-Sub)


B: Cunningham, Rampe, Fox

HB: Dawson, McCartin, Blakey

C: McInerney, Mills, Hewett

HF: Wicks, Heeney, Hayward

F: Papley, Franklin, Reid

FOLL: Hickey, Parker, Gulden

I/C: Lloyd, Florent, Kennedy, Bell

EMER: O’Riordan, Stephens, Gray, Sinclair

IN: Cunningham, Mills

OUT: Rowbottom, Ronke (both omitted), McLean (Medi-Sub)