Sunday afternoon sees a clash in the bottom four when Essendon welcomes the Brisbane Lions to Melbourne’s Etihad Stadium, if you want to place a wager on this one then head to Sportsbet for the best options.
The Bombers are heading into the fixture as slight favourites at $1.65 with Ladbrokes.com.au. While they may have been Collingwood’s punching back last weekend, Essendon’s form of late includes a 33-point win over St Kilda.
Essendon hit the ground wobbling last round, and never got their balance. Jobe Watson was impressive, but needed all 22 on top form – not just a single player.
Mark McVeigh is always strong for the Bombers against the Lions, and the result looks to be going his teams way seeing as Essendon has won this fixture for the last three times.
The vulnerable Lions are at $2.25 for the win with Ladbrokes.com.au, slightly short odds considering their lacklustre performances on the oval recently.
The sides’ only victory since round 10 came two weeks ago when they managed a win over the West Coast. Even that wasn’t impressive and was solely down to Jonathan Brown keeping his cool and booting a pivotal goal in the closing minutes.
While Brisbane lost to Adelaide last weekend, Mitchell Clark stepped into Brown’s boots and booted five. And with Brown’s return after injury still not confirmed, Clark may have to do the same this weekend to give his team a hope of winning.
Our tip of the match is to back an Essendon win by 30-39 points at $9 with Ladbrokes.com.au.
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Essendon have been unlucky in the past few weeks – losing to the likes of Carlton and Collingwood. But they have claimed wins over tough oppositions such as the Saints, and displayed glimpses of top quality footy. On the other hand the Lions have just fallen further as the season has progressed, with little form of late to pick out. With that in mind our tip of the match is to back an Essendon win by 30-39 points at $9 with Ladbrokes.com.au.