Essendon vs Sydney Round 16 Preview: H2H, Stats, Prediction

Essendon Bombers will host the Sydney Swans at the MCG on Saturday afternoon as AFL Round 16 continues. Here you can follow Essendon vs Sydney, start time, preview, head-to-head, stats, and live stream.

Date, Time, and Live Stream

๐Ÿ—“ Date: Saturday, 2 July 2022

๐Ÿ•œ Time: 1:45 pm AEST (GMT+10)

๐ŸŸ Venue: MCG

๐Ÿ“บ Live Stream: Kayo Sports, Foxtel Now, Watch AFL

Game Preview

Let’s catch up with the performances of Essendon and Sydney this season so far.

Essendon Bombers are struggling this season in the AFL, currently at 16th on the ladder with a 3-11 record. They lost 5 of their last 6 matches.

The Bombers lost to another bottom side the West Coast Eagles by 107-97 points on the road after upsetting the Saints in Round 14.

This time, the Bombers will be at the MCG in front of the home crowd. However, they lost their last 5 matches at the MCG.

On the other hand, the Swans are coming off a top performance against the Saints. They blew them up to secure a 51-point win last week.

Sydney Swans are now at 6th on the ladder. It will be a crucial match for them to chase down the top 4. They are only a win behind the 3rd place Geelong.

Head-to-head and Stats

Sydney Swans won the last three meetings against the Bombers. In the most recent h2h in Round 9 this season, the Swans bagged a huge win by 105-47 points over Essendon.

In the last five head-to-head meetings, Sydney Swans have a slight edge by 3-2 wins.

R9 (2022): Sydney 105-47 Essendon

R20 (2021): Essendon 102-109 Sydney

R4 (2021): Sydney 83-80 Essendon

R2 (2020): Sydney 73-79 Essendon

R16 (2019): Essendon 76-66 Sydney

Essendon vs Sydney Prediction

Essendon Bombers are struggling to find their feet this season. They lost 5 of their last 6 games. Moreover, the Bombers lost their last 5 home games at the MCG.

The Swans are clearly the better side this season. Moreover, they are coming off a massive 51-point win against the top-8 side St Kilda.

However, the Bombers will fight their best as it is a game of rivalry. We anticipate this one to be a close encounter.

Essendon’s defense struggled against the tall timber of Jack Darling and Josh Kennedy last week against the Eagles. The Swans would try to capitalize on that.

Our pick is the Swans to bag a comfortable win against the Bombers.

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