We take a look at the numbers between Essendon and Collingwood ahead of Friday afternoon's Anzac Day clash at the MCG.

Head to Head
Played: 228
Essendon: 99
Collingwood: 125
Draw: 4

Last Five

R19, 2013, Collingwood 20.13 (133) d Essendon 7.12 (54) at the MCG

R5, 2013, Essendon 18.13 (121) d Collingwood 10.15 (75) at the MCG

R23, 2012, Collingwood 14.20 (104) d Essendon 10.12 (72) at the MCG

R5, 2012, Collingwood 11.14 (80) d Essendon 11.13 (79) at the MCG

R19, 2011, Collingwood 25.16 (166) d Essendon 14.8 (92) at the MCG

Key Players

Dane Swan has had a day out in his past five encounters against the Bombers, averaging 37.8 disposals.

• Travis Cloke poses a big threat up forward for Collingwood; he averages 3.8 goals a game in his last nine encounters against the Bombers.

Dyson Heppell showed his ability as a contested midfielder in the two teams’ last match, collecting 11 clearances on a wet August evening.

Take Note

• Collingwood and Essendon are two teams who love to maintain possession, sitting first and second for disposals in 2013.

• This match marks the 20th occasion the two teams have played on ANZAC day, with Collingwood winning 10, Essendon 8 and the famous draw in 1995.

• The 2013 edition of the ANZAC Day game saw the third highest crowd for a home-and-away game ever.

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