How to watch Essendon vs Fremantle AFL live and match preview
Fremantle head to Melbourne on a roll as they look to topple an Essendon side riding high after their first win of the season.
Essendon broke through for their first win of the season in a narrow victory over Adelaide last week. In recent seasons they've been able to overcome slow starts before getting on a roll.
Fremantle have won 3 of their first 4 matches in a strong start to the season. All of that has occurred in the face of COVID-related dramas that have even sidelined their coach Justin Longmuir in recent weeks.
When is Essendon vs Fremantle?
This clash is on Sunday 17 April from 4:40pm AEST at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne.
How to watch Essendon vs Fremantle
If you live in WA, you can watch on free-to-air television via Channel 7. Outside of WA, you'll need to have Fox Footy to tune in, so you need to have either Foxtel, Foxtel Now or Kayo Sports to watch Essendon vs Fremantle.
You can see our comparison of Kayo vs Foxtel here. We also have tips for how to get Fox Sports without Foxtel. For more details on streaming the AFL season beyond Essendon vs Fremantle, here's our full guide to the AFL season.
Stream Essendon vs Fremantle on Kayo Sports
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Essendon vs Fremantle match preview
Fremantle come into this clash full of confidence having claimed back-to-back wins. The last 2 victories have come by a combined 90 points, and they've conceded 4 scores of less than 72, underlining the solid nature of their defence.
Essendon has lost to 3 of last year's top 4 in the opening rounds, meaning their form perhaps wasn't as bad as it appeared on paper. With a win under their belt and renewed confidence, this should be a very good contest.
For Fremantle, the test will again be their ability to win these types of matches away from home. They narrowly lost to Essendon at Marvel last season, so this will give an indication as to how far they've come. We think they are up for the challenge.
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