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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.

Now the mist is clearing and a bright future lies ahead for the Dons. They have a respected coach in John Worsfold, a young captain in Dyson Heppell, and a list bursting with top-end talent in all positions.

How high can these Bombers fly? 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: John Worsfold
Captain: Dyson Heppell
Premierships: 16 – 1897, 1901, 1911, 1912, 1923, 1924, 1942, 1949, 1950, 1962, 1965, 1984, 1985, 1993, 2000
2018 ladder finish: 11th

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2019 Premiership Make Finals Make Top 4 Brownlow Odds Rising Star Odds Coleman Odds
Jan $12 $1.77 $3 D Heppell $51 J Daniher $12
Feb $12 $1.70 $2.75 D Shiel $41 J Begley $34 J Daniher $12
Mar $12 $1.60 $3 D Shiel $41 J Begley $34 J Daniher $12
Apr $18 $1.75 $4.50 D Shiel $34 J Ridley $51 A M-Tipungwuti $26
May $16 $1.65 $4.75 D Shiel $34 M Redman $81 J Daniher $34
Jun $51 $2.75 $17 D Shiel $51 D Clarke $51 A M-Tipungwuti $81
Jul $41 $2 $17 D Shiel $101 D Clarke $51 A M-Tipungwuti $151
Aug $51 SUS SUS Z Merrett $81 D Clarke $51 SUS
Sep $67 SUS SUS Z Merrett $81 SUS SUS

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Essendon 2019 AFL fixture

essendon bombers fixture
Round Opponent Venue Date Time
1 GWS Giants Sydney Showground Sunday, March 24 3:20pm AEDT
2 St Kilda Saints Marvel Stadium Saturday, March 30 4:35pm AEDT
3 Melbourne Demons MCG Friday, April 5 7:50pm AEDT
4 Brisbane Lions MCG Saturday, April 13 2:10pm AEST
5 North Melbourne Kangaroos Marvel Stadium Friday, April 19 4:20pm AEST
6 Collingwood Magpies MCG Thursday, April 25 3:20pm AEST
7 Geelong Cats MCG Sunday, May 5 3:20pm AEST
8 Sydney Swans SCG Friday, May 10 7:50pm AEST
9 Fremantle Dockers Marvel Stadium Saturday, May 18 7:25pm AEST
10 Richmond Tigers MCG Saturday, May 25 7:25pm AEST
11 Carlton Blues MCG Sunday, June 2 3:20pm AEST
12 BYE
13 Hawthorn Hawks MCG Friday, June 14 7:50pm AEST
14 West Coast Eagles Optus Stadium Thursday, June 20 6:10pm AWST
15 GWS Giants Marvel Stadium Thursday, June 27 7:20pm AEST
16 Sydney Swans MCG Saturday, July 6 1:45pm AEST
17 North Melbourne Kangaroos Marvel Stadium Saturday, July 13 4:35pm AEST
18 Adelaide Crows Adelaide Oval Friday, July 19 7:20pm ACST
19 Gold Coast Suns Metricon Stadium Sunday, July 28 4:40pm AEST
20 Port Adelaide Power Marvel Stadium Saturday, August 3 1:45pm AEST
21 Western Bulldogs Marvel Stadium Saturday, August 10 7:25pm AEST
22 Fremantle Dockers Optus Stadium Saturday, August 17 6:10pm AWST
23 Collingwood Magpies MCG TBD TBD

Essendon players to watch in 2019

Dylan Shiel AFL bettingDylan Shiel
Born: 9/3/1993
Games: 135
Goals: 64
Position: Midfielder

Devon Smith has set a high watermark for ex-Giants players at Windy Hill, but Shiel is good enough to pass it. The new no.9 brings speed and class to a midfield which, after many years of mediocrity, is now one of the more exciting units in the competition.

Jake Stringer AFL bettingJake Stringer
Born: 25/4/1994
Games: 109
Goals: 190
Position: Forward

Despite earning mixed reviews in his first season with the Bombers, Stringer led the club goalkicking and recorded career-high averages for disposals, inside 50s, clearances and contested possessions. He looks fitter than ever this year and could be poised for a big one.

Aaron Francis AFL bettingAaron Francis
Born: 10/8/1997
Games: 10
Goals: 3
Position: Defender

There was a point last year when it seemed Francis might never again play AFL football, but he worked his way back and starred in the last few rounds of the season. The red-headed South Australian is a monster in the air and reads the play beautifully, so Brendon Goddard won’t be missed.

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