Marvel Stadium will play host to Saturday's Round 1 AFL game between Essendon Bombers and Fremantle Dockers. The game kicks off at 1:45 pm with Essendon Bombers heading into the game as favourites with the bookmakers. Continue reading for our in-depth preview of the Essendon Bombers vs. Fremantle Dockers game and give you our free tips and bets.
When: Saturday March 21, 2020 at 1:45 pm
Where: Marvel Stadium
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
Essendon Bombers vs Fremantle Dockers Odds
Essendon Bombers vs Fremantle Dockers Preview
The Bombers have had an entire offseason to stew on their 55-point loss to West Coast in the finals last year, so what version of the sash will we see on Saturday?
Anything short of repeat top eight performance will be seen as a bust with John Worsfold facing a make or break year, and he certainly won’t hold fond memories of last years 72-point Round 1 loss to GWS.
Speaking of bad memories, the Dockers don’t have to look back very far to find their last meeting against the Bombers.
Fremantle lost by 32-points at home to the Dons in Round 22 last year, but with Justin Longmuir entering his first full season as head coach, there is a little optimism about the Dockers as a potential sleeper.
There are a handful of games that could produce an upset this week and it wouldn’t be the least bit surprising if the Bombers were on the receiving end. Despite where they finished last year, there isn’t as much between these clubs as the current market suggests, so take the Dockers to keep the pressure on the Dons in the first half.
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