VENUE: Etihad Stadium, 1:10pm AEST
LAST FIVE MEETINGS
R7, 2017, Fremantle Dockers 17.14 (116) d Essendon 11.13 (79) at Domain
R11, 2016, Fremantle Dockers 20.6 (126) d Essendon 6.11 (47) at Domain
R6, 2015, Fremantle Dockers 12.8 (80) d Essendon 7.10 (52) at Domain
R4, 2014, Fremantle Dockers 18.5 (113) d Essendon 9.6 (60) at Domain
R3, 2013, Essendon 10.12 (72) d Fremantle Dockers 9.14 (68) at Domain
GAME NOTES: Essendon can seal its return to the finals with a win over Fremantle on Sunday, having beaten Gold Coast last week to get back inside the top eight. It would be the first time since 2014 that the Bombers have tasted September action, and a significant effort after finishing on the bottom of the ladder last year. It would also give the club a chance to reverse its horror finals form, having lost its past three elimination finals (in 2009, 2011 and 2014). Essendon will enter the clash as strong favourites given the stakes and given its opponent’s horrible form. The Dockers are limping to the end of the season, and come to Melbourne on the back of two consecutive 104-point defeats where they have been uncompetitive. It is hard to see them spoiling Essendon’s party.
Hutta’s Tip: Mayweather on decision.
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