Essendon will face arch-rival Collingwood at the MCG on Sunday, with the AFL tonight confirming the fixture for round 23.

The clash will begin at 3:20pm AEST and be broadcast live on Channel Seven.

A win for the Bombers would secure an elimination final, with finals set to begin next week after the AFL today scrapped the pre-finals bye.

Sunday's match will mark the second between the old enemies this season, with Essendon in search of its third consecutive win over the Magpies.

ROUND 23
Essendon v Collingwood
3:20pm AEST Sunday, August 22
MCG
Live on Channel Seven