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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.

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

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
May $26 $2.37 $6 Z Merrett $51 I Mosquito $41 J Daniher $26
Jun $31 $2.37 $6 D Shiel $41 I Mosquito $41 J Daniher $26
Jul $19 $1.83 $5 A McGrath $151 I Mosquito $101 A M-Tipungwuti $101
Aug $81 $2.80 $11 A McGrath $201 N Cahill $151 A M-Tipungwuti $201
Sep $101 $9 $67 A McGrath $201 I Mosquito $151

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 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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