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Gold Coast Suns vs Essendon Bombers Predictions & Tips - Bombers to remain in the finals hunt

  • Gold Coast Suns vs Essendon Bombers tips for Sunday's AFL Round 22 match
  • The match is being played at GMHBA Stadium (6.20am BST)
  • Essendon Bombers have won 3 of their last 4 matches against Gold Coast Suns
  • Will the Bombers remain in the finals picture?
  • Match preview, predictions and latest team news
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Freetips staff 14 Aug 2021
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Gold Coast Suns vs Essendon Bombers Predictions


Gold Coast are looking to cause a big upset when they take on an Essendon fighting for a place in the top 8. In a trappy contest, value is on a 1-39 point victory for the Bombers, who need to win.
  • Gold Coast Suns vs Essendon Bombers Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • Gold Coast Suns Form 
  • Gold Coast Suns Team News 
  • Gold Coast Suns Team List
  • Essendon Bombers Form 
  • Essendon Bombers Team News 
  • Essendon Bombers Team List

  • Gold Coast Suns have lost 3 of their last 4 matches.
  • Essendon Bombers have won 3 of their last 4 matches against Gold Coast Suns. 
  • Essendon Bombers are win outside the top 8.

Head to Head


Essendon defeated the Suns in three successive years from 2017-2019, while last year they shared the points in a 73-73 draw. 

Overall, Essendon lead 8-2 with one draw from 11 previous meetings.

Gold Coast Suns Form 


The Gold Coast Suns ended a three-match losing streak with a 76-57 win over Carlton last weekend in Round 21. 

Prior to that, their last win occurred in Round 17 with a one-point victory over GWS Giants. They then lost to Western Bulldogs, Brisbane Lions and Melbourne Demons.

Gold Coast Suns Team News 


The Suns will be without Brandon Ellis for the next two games as he was subbed out with a hamstring injury in their win over the Blues. 

Oleg Markov and Jack Hombsch are also still out.

Gold Coast Suns Team List


B: Powell, Collins, Lemmens
HB: Farrar, Ballard, Swallow
C: Fiorini, Miller, Sharp
HF: Jeffrey, Lukosius, Sexton
F: Corbett, King, Ainsworth
FOLL: Smith, Anderson, Rowell
I/C: Townsend, Bowes, MacPherson, Burgess
EMG: Atkins, Brodie, Davies, Flanders 

Essendon Bombers Form 


Essendon recorded a huge win over the Bulldogs last weekend to keep finals hopes alive. The win ended a two-game losing streak having been beaten by the GWS Giants and Sydney Swans. 

Before their losses to the Giants and the Swans, the Bombers had claimed two successive wins in Round 17 over the Adelaide Crows and in Round 18 over North Melbourne. 

Essendon Bombers Team News 


Essendon welcome back Dyson Heppell, who missed their win over the Bulldogs with a thumb injury, and Andrew McGrath. 

Mason Redman is free to play after the Bombers challenged a one-game suspension. Nikolas Cox and Martin Gleeson are left out, and Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti is managed this week.

Essendon Bombers Team List


B: Laverde, Stewart, Cutler
HB: Redman, Ridley, Hind
C: Shiel, Merrett, Durham
HF: Smith, Francis, Perkins
F: Stringer, Wright, Snelling
FOLL: Draper, Parish, Clarke
I/C: Heppell, Shiel, Guelfi, Waterman
EMG: Gleeson, Cox, Ham, Phillips

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Verdict

The Bombers are flying high at the right time of the season and can continue their push for a finals spot. A 1-39 point margin is value.

Best Bet: Bombers by 1-39 Winning Margin @100.00 at Unibet - 3 Units

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