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Essendon Bombers AFL betting

No club has enjoyed more VFL/AFL success than Essendon. The Bombers have won 16 top-flight premierships, including the very first way back in 1897. Only Carlton, their oldest rivals, have as many pennants in their clubrooms.

Times have been tough at Windy Hill since the turn of the millennium. After a record-breaking premiership year in 2000, a series of poor recruiting decisions (both on and off the field) saw Essendon vanish into the mires of mid-table mediocrity. Just as things were starting to turn around, a drawn-out doping saga brought the club to its knees, and the Dons are yet to fully recover from it.

How high can these Bombers fly in 2021? Let’s see what the bookies can tell us about Essendon’s prospects in the upcoming AFL Premiership season.

About the Essendon Football Club

Established: 1878
Home ground: Etihad Stadium
Coach: Ben Rutten
Captain: Dyson Heppell
Premierships: 16 – 1897, 1901, 1911, 1912, 1923, 1924, 1942, 1949, 1950, 1962, 1965, 1984, 1985, 1993, 2000
2020 ladder finish: 13th (6-10-1)

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Updated Essendon futures betting

Latest Essendon AFL futures odds come courtesy of Sportsbet, where new customers can take advantage of some of the best AFL betting features and markets available. You can view the latest live odds at

2021 Premiership Make Finals Brownlow Odds Rising Star Odds Coleman Odds
Mar $41 $4.50 Z Merrett $51 N Cox $15 J Stringer $51
Apr $81 $6 Z Merrett $51 N Cox $11 J Stringer $101
May $101 $7 Z Merrett $41 N Cox $9 A M-Tipungwuti $41
Jun $51 $2.88 D Parish $8.50 N Cox $3.25 C Hooker $21
Jul $81 $5 D Parish $7 N Cox $10 C Hooker $34
Aug $81 $3.50 D Parish $13 N Cox $26

Best Bombers bets for the 2021 AFL season

There are dozens of AFL futures markets for Essendon, but where are they likely to return some real value?

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Essendon players to watch in 2021

Nik Cox
Born: 15/1/2002
Position: Utility

He stands at 6’7″ in the old money but moves like the most agile of on-ballers, so it is easy to see why Nik Cox was Essendon’s top pick in the 2020 AFL National Draft. The Bombers look to be in the midst of a rebuild, so we should see plenty of Cox in the senior side throughout the year.

Darcy Parish
Born: 25/7/1997
Games: 93
Goals: 37
Position: Midfielder

Darcy Parish has shown glimpses of his considerable talent during his first five seasons in the AFL, but a lack of midfield opportunities have hindered his progress to some extent. Is this the year we finally see the blond Bomber emerge as the gun rover he was touted to be?

Jordan Ridley
Born: 20/10/1998
Games: 26
Goals: 0
Position: Defender

In an otherwise dismal 2020 campaign, Jordan Ridley was a shining light in the Essendon defence. Only 26 games into his career, the young backman took out the Crichton Medal and was named in the AFL’s 22under22 side. Dons fans will be expecting another big year from Ridley.

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