As Round 15 of the AFL season approaches take a look at the game between West Coast and Essendon which is to be played at Gabba on Tuesday. West Coast are the favourites for the game which is scheduled to start at 8:10 pm. We preview the upcoming West Coast vs. Essendon game and give you the latest odds, tips and teams.
When: Tuesday September 1, 2020 at 8:10 pm
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
West Coast Eagles vs Essendon Bombers Odds
West Coast Eagles vs Essendon Bombers Preview
After a 27 point loss to Richmond, the Eagles will no doubt look forward to getting back home and playing Essendon…
Hang on a minute!
This game is at The Gabba.
After seven glorious weeks at their Optus Stadium fortress, the hub life has chosen the Eagles yet again – not the Eagles choosing it.
The loss to Richmond hasn’t got people questioning if West Coast are flat-track bullies just yet, but they’ll want to not only get back on the winners list this Tuesday night over the Bombers but also prove they are very much an anywhere, anytime football team.
West Coast was very much in the contest for most of the match on Thursday night, but it was in the third quarter where the Tigers piled on six goals to give them a buffer zone.
The Eagles also lost Josh Kennedy to a concussion early in the game and Andrew Gaff got plenty of the footy in the middle (32 disposals) and the likes of Liam Ryan and Jack Darling were able to kick 3 goals each.
They just couldn’t get the better of the Tigers but weren’t disgraced.
Essendon was six goals down at half-time against Hawthorn last week but went on to produce one of their best wins in recent years.
The Bombers kicked five goals to one in the third quarter, putting them nine points down at the final break before clearing away to a famous 16 point win.
Andy McGrath (32 disposals, 10 clearances) and Zach Merrett (36, nine score involvements) were brilliant and then there was Joe Daniher.
In his first game since Round 9 last year and a botched up attempt to get a trade to the Swans, Joe Daniher came out firing in the second half.
The 2017 All-Australian reminded us all of how good he is, kicking three goals, setting up two and taking a few marks inside 50. You simply love to see it.
As for this game, I can’t see Essendon getting the better of the Eagles who have lost only one game in eight matches – even if seven out of their last eight have been at Optus Stadium.
West Coast have lost four out of their six games in Queensland this year but surely they are a better team than when they first hubbed up in the Sunshine State.
However, I reckon this might be closer than the market suggests and like the 1-25 margin for the Eagles as a good value bet.
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West Coast Eagles vs Essendon Bombers Teams
B: T.Cole, T.Barrass, B.Sheppard
HB: S.Hurn, J.McGovern, L.Jetta
C: L.Duggan, D.Sheed, A.Gaff
HF: J.Redden, J.Darling, L.Ryan
F: B.Williams, O.Allen, B.Ah Chee
FOLL: N.Naitanui, T.Kelly, L.Shuey
I/C: X.O’Neill, J.Nelson, M.Hutchings, J.Rotham
EMG: J.Brander, T.Hickey, W.Schofield, J.Cameron
IN: L.Jetta, J.Redden, O.Allen, J.Nelson
OUT: J.Brander, N.Reid (both omitted), J.Kennedy (injured), J.Cripps (rested)
B: M.Gleeson, M.Hurley, B.Zerk-Thatcher
HB: J.Ridley, J.Stewart, A.Saad
C: D.Parish, A.McGrath, K.Langford
HF: W.Snelling, C.Hooker, I.Mosquito
F: D.Smith, J.Daniher, A.McDonald-Tipungwuti
FOLL: S.Draper, D.Shiel, D.Heppell
I/C: Z.Merrett, M.Guelfi, D.Clarke, J.Stringer
EMG: A.Phillips, M.Redman, B.Ham, J.Townsend
IN: M.Hurley, S.Draper, D.Heppell
OUT: B.Ham, A.Phillips, M.Redman (all omitted)