How to watch Gold Coast Suns vs Essendon Bombers AFL live and free
Two teams in need of a win clash when Gold Coast host Essendon at Metricon Stadium. This is how to watch.
Gold Coast have impressed all with their playing style and improvement in 2020. They were right in the thick of the finals race, but three straight losses have dropped them to 12th and in danger of falling out of contention.
The Bombers still have a game in hand and are in a reasonable position when it comes to the top eight. But riding their own two-game losing run and holding a poor percentage, Essendon needs a strong win over the Suns to stay within reach of the playoff contenders.
When is Gold Coast Suns vs Essendon Bombers?
The opening bounce is at 7:10pm AEST at Metricon Stadium on the Gold Coast on Wednesday 12 August. It is the final match of an unconventional round 11 draw in the AFL.
How to watch Gold Coast vs Essendon
This match is being shown live in Queensland on Channel 7. But if you are anywhere else in the country, you will need a subscription service to follow what looms as an exciting match-up.
Foxtel iQ, Foxtel Now and Kayo Sports are your only options outside the Sunshine State for this big showdown. To ensure you have access to every game in this most unpredictable of seasons, you need Foxtel or Kayo Sports. There is also Watch AFL if you are overseas.
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A full breakdown of your viewing options, including devices and FAQs, is in our guide to the 2020 AFL season. If you're not quite clear on the differences between streaming options, we have a comparison of Kayo vs Foxtel plus a guide on how to get Fox Sports without Foxtel.
Stream Gold Coast vs Essendon on Kayo Sports
As stated, anyone wanting to watch this match will need a subscription. Of the options available, we think Kayo is the best value. You can watch Gold Coast vs Essendon for free using Kayo's 14-day free trial. After the trial period, a Basic subscription is just $25 per month to watch on 2 screens or $35 per 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 boost your viewing experience. SplitView lets you watch up to four 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, including a variety of timeless, evergreen content. It 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).
Who will win Gold Coast vs Essendon?
Gold Coast's victory over West Coast in round two, part of an early three-game winning streak, demonstrated the Suns were going to be far more competitive in 2020. Their 4-6 win-loss record is better than most would have predicted, but they need to keep picking up victories to avoid their season slipping away.
Essendon's form has been a little patchy, thrashed by the Lions before a narrow loss to GWS last week. If the Bombers have a chance of ending their long pursuit of a finals win, which dates back to 2004, these are the types of games they need to secure. We're leaning towards Essendon getting the job done.
Image source: Kayo Sports website
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