Venue: MCG 3:20pm AEST
Last 5 Times:
R5, 2016, Collingwood 22.10 (142) d Essendon 11.7 (73) at the MCG
R23, 2015, Essendon 14.11 (95) d Collingwood 14.8 (92) at the MCG
R4, 2015, Collingwood 9.15 (69) d Essendon 6.13 (49) at the MCG
R17, 2014, Essendon 16.7 (103) d Collingwood 5.9 (39) at the MCG
R6, 2014, Collingwood 12.11 (83) d Essendon 8.12 (60) at the MCG
Game Notes: Collingwood has had the upper hand in recent Anzac Day contests but enters this year’s clash in some trouble due to its indifferent start to the season. The Pies were ordinary in their loss to St Kilda last weekend, after failing to back up their tight away win over Sydney the previous round. But they might get to see recruit Daniel Wells for the first time at senior level after the ex-Kangaroo returned in the VFL last round. Essendon, according to coach John Worsfold, has “hit the wall” after its brilliant beginning to the season. Its past two performances have been lacklustre, and have left the Bombers 2-2 after four rounds. But Worsfold will be hoping the huge crowd can lift his side back to the quick, explosive and dangerous line-up that tore apart Hawthorn in round one.
Ol Mottsy’s Tip: Pies by 15
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