MCG will play host to Friday's Round 5 AFL game between Collingwood and Essendon . The game kicks off at 7:50 pm with Collingwood heading into the game as favourites with the bookmakers. Continue reading for our in-depth preview of the Collingwood vs. Essendon game and give you our free tips and bets.
When: Friday July 3, 2020 at 7:50 pm
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Collingwood Magpies vs Essendon Bombers Odds
Collingwood Magpies vs Essendon Bombers Preview
Essendon will play rivals Collingwood on Friday night and will be looking to bounce back after a 1-point loss to Carlton last week.
Collingwood are also coming off a narrow defeat to the Giants and will be looking to get back on track here.
On paper Collingwood are definitely the better side but history has shown us that these fixtures are often unpredictable.
Collingwood Magpies vs Essendon Bombers Teams
B: Crisp, Roughead, Scharenberg
HB: Maynard, Moore, Varcoe
C: Daicos, Pendlebury, Hoskin-Elliott
HF: Stephenson, Mihocek, Phillips
F: De Goey, Cox, Elliott
FOLL: Grundy, Adams, Treloar
I/C: Mayne, Wills, T.Brown, C.Brown
EMG: Madgen, Thomas, Cameron, Noble
IN: Scharenberg, Varcoe, Treloar
OUT: Howe (injured), Noble (omitted), Sidebottom (suspension)
B: Gleeson, Hooker, Saad
HB: Zaharakis, Hurley, Ridley
C: Ham, McGrath, Langford
HF: Fantasia, McKernan, McDonald-Tipungwuti
F: Snelling, Stringer, Townsend
FOLL: Phillips, Parish, Shiel
I/C: Smith, Hibberd, Redman, Laverde
EMG: Cahill, Guelfi, Clarke, Zerk-Thatcher
IN: Phillips, Hibberd, Laverde
OUT: Francis (injured), Merrett (suspension), Bellchambers (managed)