AFL Round 6: Anzac Day Previews & Betting Tips

There’s an extra buzz around this year’s Anzac Day clash as the Bombers look to continue their hot form against one of the competition’s best.

Ryan Lepore
Tue, 23 Apr, 6:00 AM

Essendon v Collingwood MCG - 3:20 PM

The 25th meeting between Essendon and Collingwood on Anzac Day is one the most anticipated in recent memory thanks to three consecutive wins by designated home side for this clash. The Bombers fans will come in their droves to see if their side can match it with the current premiership favourites who are themselves coming off a convincing win. The Pies lead the head to head in this fixture 14-9 with a draw in the very first match back in 1995. They’ve won seven of the nine this decade including a 49-point margin last year. Essendon have kicked an average of 18 goals during their three game winning streak, which ranks them clearly #1 during that span but sit #2 overall at 92.6 points per game. Collingwood sit just behind in equal third with 90.4 points per game and also rank #4 for defence, a balance the Bombers haven’t quite got right this season. It’s going to be a thrilling contest between two great rivals with Collingwood heading in rightly as two goal favourites.

Key Stat: Essendon has a 6-11-1 W/L/D record at the MCG after a win from 2013 onwards.

 

Tip: Collingwood

Best bet: Collingwood -12.5 @ $1.90*

Value bet: Collingwood 40+ @ $4.75*

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