How to watch Geelong vs Essendon AFL live and match preview

Posted: 19 March 2022 9:00 am

The Bombers are one of the hype teams coming into 2022 and they face the powerful Geelong first up.

SUMMARY: The Geelong vs Essendon clash is exclusive to Fox Footy. Unless you're already an existing Foxtel customer, your best option is to watch live on Kayo Sports. You can watch for free using this 14-day trial. This gets you access to all its unique features and 50 additional live sports.

Geelong's marathon era keeps rolling on, with another top 4 finish last year that sadly ended in a heavy preliminary final defeat. The Cats have missed the finals just once since 2006, winning 3 flags and finishing top 4 on 12 occasions.

However, as each year passes, the question always remains: Can they go again?

Essendon's 2021 was full of promise and they enter this season with many expecting big things from the boys from Tullamarine.

When is the Geelong vs Essendon clash?

The clash gets underway at 2:10PM AEDT on Saturday 19 March at the magnificent MCG.

How to watch Geelong vs Essendon live

It doesn't matter what state or territory you reside in for this AFL match, Geelong vs Essendon is live and exclusive to Fox Footy. So your only 3 options to watch are with Kayo Sports, Foxtel or Foxtel Now.

Feel free to check out our Kayo vs Foxtel guide to see which service is better for you, but to save you from searching – Kayo is the best and cheapest service of the lot. We have a full guide on how to watch the 2022 AFL season from anywhere in Australia if you're after more information.

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Stream Geelong vs Essendon on Kayo

You can watch Geelong vs Essendon for zero cost using Kayo's 14-day free trial for new users. After the trial period, a Basic subscription is $25 a month to watch on 2 screens or $35 a month for a third screen. You can check it all out in our Kayo Sports review.

Kayo also has a wide range of special features to add to your viewing experience. SplitView lets you watch up to 4 sports at once on the same screen. Other features include Interactive Stats, No Spoilers, Key Moments and more.

In total, Kayo broadcasts more than 50 sports. This weekend, you can also check out NRL, NBA, March Madness or the new F1 season. You can see the full list of sports on Kayo here.

Kayo is compatible with Macs and PCs, plus iOS and Android devices, Chromecast, Apple TV, Android TV, Telstra TV, Sony Bravia TV and Samsung TV (2017 or later).

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Who will win Geelong vs Essendon?

Geelong since 2007

The Bombers were sweating on the availability of mercurial star Jake Stringer, but he couldn't beat the clock and will miss this clash. Essendon's midfield took a big step last year with Darcy Parish enjoying a breakout season.

Geelong have been encouraged by the form and fitness of star forward Jeremy Cameron, who battled soft tissue injuries last year. They will be hoping some fresh faces can emerge to keep them competitive.

The speed and midfield class of Essendon can certainly ask questions of Geelong, and we think they might sneak home in a thriller.

Geelong vs Essendon team lists

Cats: 1. Jake Kolodjashnij, 2. Sam De Koning, 3. Jack Henry, 4. Zach Tuohy, 5. Tom Stewart, 6. Mark Blicavs, 7. Max Holmes, 8. Cameron Guthrie, 9. Isaac Smith, 10. Tyson Stengle, 11. Esava Ratugolea, 12. Brandan Parfitt, 13. Jeremy Cameron, 14. Tom Hawkins, 15. Shaun Higgins, 16. Rhys Stanley, 17. Patrick Dangerfield, 18. Joel Selwood, 19. Zach Guthrie, 20. Luke Dahlhaus, 21. Brad Close, 22. Tom Atkins, 23. Cooper Stephens, 24. Francis Evans, 25. Quinton Narkle, 26. Cooper Whyte

Bombers: 1. James Stewart, 2. Jayden Laverde, 3. Jake Kelly, 4. Nick Hind, 5. Jordan Ridley, 6. Dyson Heppell, 7. Andrew Mcgrath, 8. Zach Merrett, 9. Nik Cox, 10. Archie Perkins, 11. Kaine Baldwin, 12. Dylan Shiel, 13. Brayden Ham, 14. Peter Wright, 15. Devon Smith, 16. Sam Draper, 17. Darcy Parish, 18. Kyle Langford, 19. Jye Caldwell, 20. Matt Guelfi, 21. Nic Martin, 22. Mason Redman, 23. Tom Cutler, 24. Andrew Phillips, 25. Ben Hobbs, 26. Aaron Francis

Keen to know about more sports streaming? Check out our full guide here. If you're not sure who to stream with, we've got a Foxtel vs Kayo comparison so you can decide which one suits you best.

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