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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.

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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 worthy 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
2019 ladder finish: 8th

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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 Sportsbet.com.au.

2020 Premiership Make Finals Make Top 4 Brownlow Odds Rising Star Odds Coleman Odds
Jan $31 $2.50 $7 Z Merrett $51 H Jones $81 J Daniher $26
Feb $31 $2.50 $7 Z Merrett $51 H Jones $81 J Daniher $26
Mar $31 $2.50 $8 Z Merrett $51 I Mosquito $41 J Daniher $26
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Best Bombers bets for the 2020 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 2020 AFL fixture

essendon bombers fixture
Round Opponent Venue Date Time (VIC)
1 Fremantle Dockers Marvel Stadium Saturday, March 21 1:45pm
2 Sydney Swans Sydney Cricket Ground Friday, March 27 7:50pm
3 Carlton Blues Melbourne Cricket Ground Thursday, April 2 7:25pm
4 GWS Giants Marvel Stadium Saturday, April 11 7:25pm
5 Adelaide Crows Adelaide Oval Thursday, April 16 7:40pm
6 Collingwood Magpies Melbourne Cricket Ground Saturday, April 25 4:20pm
7 Melbourne Demons Melbourne Cricket Ground Sunday, May 3 3:20pm
8 Geelong Cats Melbourne Cricket Ground Saturday, May 9 4:35pm
9 North Melbourne Kangaroos Marvel Stadium Saturday, May 16 1:45pm
10 Richmond Tigers Melbourne Cricket Ground Saturday, May 23 7:25pm
11 Gold Coast Suns Marvel Stadium Sunday, May 31 1:10pm
12 BYE
13 West Coast Eagles Optus Stadium Thursday, June 11 8:10pm
14 St Kilda Saints Marvel Stadium Saturday, June 20 1:45pm
15 Western Bulldogs Marvel Stadium Friday, June 26 7:50pm
16 Hawthorn Hawks Marvel Stadium Thursday, July 2 7:20pm
17 GWS Giants Giants Stadium Saturday, July 11 4:35pm
18 North Melbourne Kangaroos Melbourne Cricket Ground Sunday, July 19 1:10pm
19 Adelaide Crows Marvel Stadium Sunday, July 25 7:25pm
20 Collingwood Magpies Melbourne Cricket Ground Saturday, August 1 1:45pm
21 Port Adelaide Power Adelaide Oval Sunday, August 9 4:40pm
22 Sydney Swans Marvel Stadium Saturday, August 15 7:25pm
23 Brisbane Lions The Gabba TBD TBD

Essendon players to watch in 2020

Devon Smith AFL bettingDevon Smith
Born: 20/3/1993
Games: 138
Goals: 120
Position: Half-forward

All eyes will be on Joe Daniher in 2020, but the Bombers missed this guy just as much last season. Smith’s unique blend of blue-collar hustle and top-drawer skill make him a difficult player to replace.


Andy McGrath AFL bettingAndy McGrath
Born: 2/6/1998
Games: 64
Goals: 15
Position: Midfielder

McGrath played a variety of roles in his first three seasons at Essendon, but the 2017 Rising Star found a home in the midfield at the back end of last year and now looks ready to take his game to another level in 2020.


Tom Cutler AFL bettingTom Cutler
Born: 20/2/1995
Games: 66
Goals: 32
Position: Utility

Cutler’s offseason switch from the Brisbane Lions went unnoticed by many in the footy world, but the versatile wingman could prove a very handy bit of business for the Dons if he can get fit and find his way into the 22.

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