Hawthorn Hawks vs Essendon Bombers Tips and Odds – AFL 2021

University of Tasmania Stadium will play host to Sunday's Round 14 AFL game between Hawthorn Hawks and Essendon Bombers. The game kicks off at 3:20 pm with Essendon Bombers heading into the game as favourites with the bookmakers. Continue reading for our in-depth preview of the Hawthorn Hawks vs. Essendon Bombers game and give you our free tips and bets.

When: Sunday June 20, 2021 at 3:20 pm

Where: University of Tasmania Stadium

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At the time of publishing, it’s been 6,127 days since Essendon won a final, but more importantly, it’s been 10,565 days since Essendon won in Tasmania.

That’s right, can Essendon break their 29-year drought in the apple aisle this Sunday against Hawthorn?

Granted, the Bombers haven’t played in Tassie since Round 17, 1992 and it was against Fitzroy at North Hobart Oval, but don’t let the facts get in the way of a good drought-breaking story in sport here.

Kudos to Hawthorn, the AFL, and the Tasmanian government for giving this game the dignity of a crowd in Launceston on Saturday.

If it is anything like the thrilling comeback that resulted in a one-point win from the Hawks when these two sides met back in Round 1, the people of Launceston are in for a treat.

Hawthorn staged an upset win over the Swans last Friday night in Sydney, Tom Mitchell was back to his Brownlow best, debutant Jai Newcombe ended with 14 tackles and it was very much a case of Clarko genius™️ at play.

Surely Collingwood will make him a godfather offer to take the top job?

(Clarko is currently at $8 to become the next coach of the Pies in our market)

Back to the game, Essendon lost no admirers in a spirited performance against the Tigers in the Perth Dreamtime game.

They need to really win these sorts of games if they want to make a charge towards the top-eight, and the Hawks off an upset win with the lure of making life hard for the Bombers and playing at fortress Launceston is one to really consider.

This should be a close encounter, and either team to win by 24.5 or less in the tri-bet market is a really good option and better than the line betting on offer for mine.

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Hawthorn Hawks vs Essendon Bombers Teams


B: B. Hardwick, S. Frost, J. Impey

HB: J. Scrimshaw, C. Jiath, L. Shiels

C: W. Day, C. Wingard, J. O’Meara

HF: J. Cousins, L. Breust, J. Koschitzke

F: D. Moore, B. McEvoy – C, D. Howe

FOLL: J. Ceglar, T. Mitchell, S. Burgoyne

I/C (from): J. Newcombe, T. O’Brien, C. Nash, E. Jeka, J. Morris, T. Phillips, L. Bramble, T. Brockman

IN: J. Cousins, L. Bramble, T. Brockman, C. Nash, E. Jeka

OUT: H. Morrison (Injured), J. Worpel (Suspension)


B: J. Laverde, B. Zerk-Thatcher, J. Ridley

HB: M. Redman, J. Stewart, D. Heppell – C

C: K. Langford, Z. Merrett, T.Cutler

HF: A. Perkins, H. Jones, D. Smith

F: J. Stringer, C. Hooker, A. McDonald-Tipungwuti

FOLL: S. Draper, D. Parish, B. Ham

I/C (from): N. Hind, N. Cox, M. Guelfi, N. Cahill, A. Phillips, Z. Reid, S. Durham, P. Wright

IN: B. Zerk-Thatcher, T. Cutler, D. Smith, S. Draper, N. Cahill, Z. Reid, S. Durham, P. Wright

OUT: P. Ambrose (Omitted), A. McGrath (Injured), D. Zaharakis (Injured), A. Waterman (Injured), A. Francis (Managed)