Sydney Swans vs Essendon Bombers Tips and Odds – AFL 2021

SCG will play host to Thursday's Round 4 AFL game between Sydney Swans and Essendon Bombers. The game kicks off at 7:20 pm with Sydney Swans heading into the game as favourites with the bookmakers. Continue reading for our in-depth preview of the Sydney Swans vs. Essendon Bombers game and give you our free tips and bets.

When: Thursday April 8, 2021 at 7:20 pm

Where: SCG

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Sydney Swans vs Essendon Bombers Odds

Sydney Swans vs Essendon Bombers Preview

The Swans caused one of the upsets of the season last week with a 45-point win over the reigning premiers as they now look to extend their unbeaten record to 4-0 against the injury riddled Bombers.

While things have taken a turn for the worst at The Hangar, the Dons still managed to pick up a huge upset of their own last week with an equally impressive 75-point win over St Kilda.

Unfortunately, the bad news continued this week with star midfielder Dylan Shiel set to miss the remainder of the season with a knee injury – a crushing blow with Sam Draper, Jye Caldwell and now Mason Redman all on the sideline.

The absence of their key playmakers will no doubt hurt the Bombers this week against what is arguably one of the best midfields in the competition.

To make matters worse for the Dons, the back line will have to cope with not only Errol Gulden and Tom Papley, but also Buddy Franklin on Thursday night, while the fact this game is also being played at the SCG only complicates matters.

If you’ll recall, Essendon won a thriller at this ground over the Swans last year by a goal, but obviously a lot has changed since then.

Considering the Swans currently lead the league in goals scored and the Bombers rank fifth in goals allowed to opponents, this shapes up as another blowout from John Longmire’s crew.

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Head To Head Bet

Sydney Swans
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We're tipping Sydney Swans to win at $1.21 odds.

First Goal Scorer

Lance Franklin
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First Goal Scorer: Lance Franklin at $7.50.

Sydney Swans vs Essendon Bombers Teams


B: H.Cunningham, D.Rampe, B.Campbell

HB: J.Dawson, T.McCartin, J.Lloyd

C: O.Florent, L.Parker, N.Blakey

HF: I.Heeney, L.McDonald, S.Wicks

F: T.Papley, L.Franklin, S.Reid

FOLL: T.Hickey, C.Mills, J.Kennedy

I/C: G.Hewett, C.Warner, J.McInerney, E.Gulden

EMG: J.Bell, W.Hayward, L.Melican, C.Sinclair

IN: L.Franklin

OUT: H.McLean (Omitted), J.Bell (Omitted)


B: J.Laverde, B.Zerk-Thatcher, A.Francis

HB: H.Jones, J.Ridley, N.Hind

C: K.Langford, D.Heppell, B.Ham

HF: D.Smith, C.Hooker, Z.Merrett

F: J.Stringer, P.Wright, A.McDonald-Tipungwuti

FOLL: N.Cox, D.Parish, A.McGrath

I/C: W.Snelling, M.Guelfi, A.Perkins, A.Waterman

EMG: D.Zaharakis, N.Bryan, Z.Reid, N.Cahill

IN: D.Heppell

OUT: M.Redman (Injured), T.Cutler (Omitted)