As Round 8 of the AFL season approaches we take a look at the game between West Coast Eagles and Collingwood Magpies which is to be played at Optus Stadium on Sunday. West Coast Eagles are the favourites for the game which is scheduled to start at 3:35 pm. We preview the upcoming West Coast Eagles vs. Collingwood Magpies game and give you the latest odds, tips and teams.
When: Sunday July 26, 2020 at 3:35 pm
Where: Optus Stadium
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West Coast Eagles’ return to form confirms their clash with fellow heavyweights Collingwood Magpies in Perth as the undisputed match of the round.
The slow-starting Eagles have now put three straight wins on the board to climb into the top eight. After cruising past the Swans and Crows by 30-plus margins, they won the Western Derby against the Dockers by an even 30 points. Josh Kennedy starred up front in a four-goal showing, while Elliot Yeo, Nic Naitanui and Andrew Gaff were outstanding through the middle.
But taking on third-placed Collingwood in a blockbuster will illustrate whether West Coast are truly back on track.
The Magpies emerged from a rocky period on and off the field with a commanding win over the Hawks in round 6, before making a big statement with a 22-point defeat of the Cats last Thursday.
The embattled Jordan De Goey kicked five goals but is set for a stint on the sidelines with a finger injury. Adam Treloar and Jordan Roughead were also magnificent against the Cats.
West Coast’s recent four-match winning streak against Collingwood featured a qualifying-final win and an epic Grand Final triumph in 2018, followed by a 22-point success at the MCG in round 3 last year. But the Magpies gained some retribution with a one-point win in Perth in round 17 – after outscoring the Eagles 18 points to one in the final term.
The De Goey injury is a huge blow to the gritty Magpies’ chances against an Eagles side that has won 14 of their last 17 at Optus Oval.
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Head To Head Bet
West Coast Eagles vs Collingwood Magpies Teams
B: B.Sheppard, T.Barrass, S.Hurn
HB: L.Duggan, J.McGovern, T.Cole
C: J.Redden, E.Yeo, A.Gaff
HF: J.Cripps, J.Darling, D.Sheed
F: J.Waterman, J.Kennedy, L.Ryan
FOLL: N.Naitanui, T.Kelly, L.Shuey
I/C: O.Allen, J.Nelson, B.Ainsworth, J.Cameron
EMG: Williams, Rotham, Edwards, Reid
OUT: Ah Chee (injured)
B: J.Crisp, J.Roughead, I.Quaynor
HB: B.Maynard, D.Moore, J.Noble
C: T.Phillips, S.Pendlebury, C.Mayne
HF: J.Stephenson, B.Mihocek, C.Brown
F: J.Daicos, W.Hoskin-Elliott, J.Elliott
FOLL: B.Grundy, T.Adams, A.Treloar
I/C: J.Thomas, R.Wills, M.Scharenberg, D.Cameron
EMG: Bosenavulagi, Reid, Sier, Madgen
IN: Thomas, Scharenberg, Cameron
OUT: Varcoe, De Goey (both injured), A.Bosenavulagi (omitted)