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AFL: Bombers out to break Suns home run

Essendon face a tough trip to the Gold Coast as they attempt to stay in touch with Sydney at the top of the ladder.

The Bombers are going well after picking up eight wins from 11 games this season, and can be backed at 7.50 to reach the grand final in 2024.

Heading to the Gold Coast will be a tough assignment as the Suns are unbeaten on their home deck in 2024, winning six from six.

The Suns form on the road will need to improve if they are to make the top eight and play finals, but for now they will want another four points against Essendon.

They have scored heavy in the last three home wins and those who pitch up to the People First Stadium on Sunday will be expecting more of the same.

Essendon will be out to upset the formbook and party.

. What: Gold Coast v Essendon
. Where: People First Stadium, Gold Coast
. When: 16:00 (AEST), Sunday 2nd June 2024
. How to watch: Kayo, Foxtel
. Odds: Gold Coast 1.72, Essendon 2.15

Suns shine on home soil

Gold Coast will be out to make it seven wins from seven on home soil when they take on the high-flying Bombers.

The Suns have yet to win on the road, but can take plenty of heart and confidence from their performances at home.

They have scored 164, 120 and 112 points in the last three home games, with Geelong, North Melbourne and West Coast all on the receiving end.

Gold Coast do not have a great record against Essendon. Indeed they have not beaten the Bombers since way back in 2016.

But this could represent their best chance and they can be backed at 5.50 to get the job done and win by 13-24 points.

Ben King continues to be in great form and kicked four goals against Geelong, before adding three more in last week’s loss at Carlton.

King is 8.00 to kick the first goal of the game or 1.04 to score at anytime.

Tough test for Bombers

Essendon have been on a good run of form when winning the last four, but three have been against struggling teams.

Two of the wins on the road were also tight encounters. They edged out Richmond by just 12 points last week, while the margin of victory at West Coast was six points.

It could be close again and Essendon are priced at 5.50 to win the game by 1-12 points.

Essendon have beaten Greater Western Sydney and drew with Collingwood, so they have shown they can turn up and get the job done in the big games.

With Carlton up next, the Bombers will be keen to pick up the four points on the Gold Coast and keep the good times rolling.

Kyle Langford can be backed at 9.50 to boot the first of the game.

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