Spotless Stadium will play host to Saturday's Round 8 AFL game between Greater Western Sydney Giants and Essendon Bombers. The game kicks off at 1:45 pm with Greater Western Sydney Giants heading into the game as favourites with the bookmakers. Continue reading for our in-depth preview of the Greater Western Sydney Giants vs. Essendon Bombers game and give you our free tips and bets.
When: Saturday May 8, 2021 at 1:45 pm
Where: Spotless Stadium
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
Greater Western Sydney Giants vs Essendon Bombers Odds
Greater Western Sydney Giants vs Essendon Bombers Preview
The Giants ($1.42) will go in favorites as they host Essendon ($2.90) this Saturday afternoon in what is set to be one of the more fascinating encounters of Round 8.
GWS easily took care of the Crows to the tune of 67-points last week with the debut of Jesse Hogan in the orange being a highlight with his four goals.
The Giants have been playing some decent footy in recent weeks and are rightful favourites for this match.
Essendon appeared to look on top of things against Carlton last week, but let a 21-point lead slide, the third time they have done this in season 2021.
Both Essendon and the Giants have played in some really close encounters of recent, with the past two games between them being decided by 15 points or less – hence why I’ve chosen either side to win by 15.5 or less as leg one.
Baby Bomber Harry Jones really showed that Essendon might have a long-term prospect up forward last Sunday, kicking three goals and five contested marks. Pencil him in for a sausage roll as leg two.
For the third, our Champion Data Devourer has informed us that 13 out of GWS’s 15 games at Giants Stadium has gone OVER the total match points line – tick that off for leg three.
All three totals up to $8.90 – a spicy meatball.
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Head To Head Bet
Greater Western Sydney Giants vs Essendon Bombers Teams
B: J.Buckley, S.Taylor, L.Keeffe
HB: L.Whitfield, I.Cumming, L.Ash
C: J.Kelly, J.Hopper, H.Perryman
HF: B.Hill, T.Greene, T.Bruhn
F: D.Lloyd, J.Finlayson, H.Himmelberg
FOLL: S.Mumford, T.Taranto, C.Ward
I/C: C.Idun, X.O’Halloran, Z.Sproule, T.Green
EMG: N.Shipley, K.Briggs, M.Flynn, C.Stone
IN: T.Bruhn, D.Lloyd, Z.Sproule
OUT: S.Reid, B.Daniels, J.Hogan, M.Buntine (injured)
B: J.Laverde, J.Stewart, A.Francis
HB: D.Heppell, J.Ridley, M.Redman
C: K.Langford, Z.Merrett, D.Parish
HF: A.Perkins, C.Hooker, B.Ham
F: J.Stringer, H.Jones, A.McDonald-Tipungwuti
FOLL: A.Phillips, A.McGrath, D.Smith
I/C: N.Hind, N.Cox, W.Snelling, P.Wright
EMG: D.Zaharakis, N.Bryan, N.Cahill, M.Guelfi
IN: A.Francis, A.Phillips
OUT: D.Zaharakis, N.Bryan, M.Guelfi (all omitted)