Geelong Cats vs Essendon Bombers Tips and Odds – AFL 2021

GMHBA Stadium will play host to Friday's Round 16 AFL game between Geelong Cats and Essendon Bombers. The game kicks off at 7:50 pm with Geelong Cats heading into the game as favourites with the bookmakers. Continue reading for our in-depth preview of the Geelong Cats vs. Essendon Bombers game and give you our free tips and bets.

When: Friday July 2, 2021 at 7:50 pm

Where: GMHBA Stadium

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Geelong Cats vs Essendon Bombers Odds

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The Cats came crashing down last round against the Lions after winning six straight, but they haven’t performed to expectation in their last five games, covering the line just once.

Essendon on the other hand have done quite the opposite, covering the line in six of their last seven games and receive a handy head start in this of +25.5.

This will be the first time these two teams have played at GMHBA Stadium since 1993, but this Essendon group do have a bit of insight as to what it’s like playing at the ground facing the Cats there in the NAB Community series at the start of the season.

Geelong’s dominance at the ground continues in 2021 with a 5-0 record, but once again their struggles to cover the line continue even at home doing so just once in those five games.

The Wolf expects them to bounce back from the loss to Brisbane when they return home, but Essendon could challenge the current line of 25.5 – The Cats by 1-39 is the play.

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Geelong Cats vs Essendon Bombers Teams


B: Atkins, Kolodjashnij, Henry

HB: Tuohy, Stewart, Bews

C: Smith, Narkle, Menegola

HF: Dangerfield, Cameron, Miers

F: Close, Hawkins, Rohan

FOLL: Blicavs, Parfitt, Selwood

I/C: Stanley, Henderson, C.Guthrie, Dahlhaus

EMG: Z.Guthrie, Holmes, Ratugolea, Constable

IN: Miers, Stanley

OUT: O’Connor (injured), Higgins, Ratugolea (both managed)


B: Laverde, Stewart, Ridley

HB: Hind, Redman, Heppell

C: Cox, Merrett, Ham

HF: Smith, Jones, Waterman

F: Stringer, Hooker, McDonald-Tipungwuti

FOLL: Draper, Parish, Langford

I/C: Cutler, Snelling, Perkins, Wright

EMG: Zaharakis, Guelfi, Zerk-Thatcher, Durham

IN: Cutler, Snelling

OUT: Zerk-Thatcher, Guelfi (both omitted), Zaharakis (sub)