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Fremantle vs West Coast Betting Tips, Preview & Odds - Will the Eagles smash the Dockers in the derby?

  • Fremantle host West Coast in Sunday's Western Derby
  • Both teams come into this match searching for a third-straight win
  • West Coast haven't lost to Fremantle since 2015
  • Jack Darling has kicked at least three goals in his last four Western Derbies
  • Find out who we're tipping below!
Jack Darling
Jack Darling has dominated against the Dockers in recent years (Getty)
 

Western Australian footy takes centre stage this Sunday as the Dockers and the Eagles renew hostilities at Optus Stadium.

Both teams bring momentum into this one after ending their Queensland hub tenure with back-to-back wins, but which team will take home the bragging rights in this year's Western Derby?

Fremantle Form & Team News 


After a disappointing start to the season which saw them drop their opening five games of 2020, the Dockers have produced back-to-back wins, firstly over the Crows then a spirited victory over the Saints in round six. Fremantle were almost out of the game at quarter time but they delivered a stunning turnaround to overturn a six goal deficit.

The bad news for the Dockers is that Nat Fyfe will miss the Western Derby with a hamstring injury.

The Fremantle Dockers team for Sunday can be found below:

B: J.Aish, B.Cox, E.Hughes
HB: S.Hill, L.Ryan, N.Wilson
C: A.Cerra, D.Tucker, B.Acres
HF: L.Schultz, R.Lobb, B.Bewley
F: T.Colyer, M.Taberner, M.Walters
FOLL: S.Darcy, D.Mundy, A.Brayshaw
I/C: T.Duman, B.Banfield, C.Serong, M.Frederick

West Coast Form & Team News


After a lacklustre start to their 2020 campaign the Eagles are now rolling following strong wins over Sydney and Adelaide. While neither win was as comprehensive as coach Adam Simpson would have liked, the Eagles now return to Perth where it is unlikely they will leave for the remainder of the season.

In a big boost for West Coast, captain Luke Shuey looks set to regain his place in the team after overcoming a hamstring injury. 

The West Coast Eagles team for Sunday can be found below: 

B: L.Duggan, T.Barrass, B.Sheppard
HB: T.Cole, J.McGovern, S.Hurn
C: A.Gaff, T.Kelly, D.Sheed
HF: B.Ah Chee, J.Darling, J.Redden
F: L.Ryan, J.Kennedy, J.Cripps
FOLL: N.Naitanui, E.Yeo, L.Shuey
I/C: J.Waterman, O.Allen, J.Nelson, J.Cameron

Fremantle vs West Coast Head to Head 


The Eagles have dominated the Dockers in recent years, winning nine straight games dating back to 2015.

The last time the two teams met the Eagles restricted the Dockers to just two goals while piling 19 of their own to run away as 91 point winners.

Fremantle vs West Coast Betting Odds 


West Coast is the $1.30 favourite heading into this contest, with Fremantle the $3.40 outsiders.

The Dockers get a +20.5 head start on Sunday.

Fremantle vs West Coast Match Up 


Stopping Jack Darling is the main objective heading into Sunday for the Dockers.

Darling has been quiet by his standards to start the season but he makes a habit of starring in the Western Derby, booting three or more goals in his last four matches against Fremantle. Luke Ryan likely the man for the job and if he can quell Darling's influence, the Dockers are a big chance of causing an upset.

Fremantle vs West Coast Key Stats

 
  • A win on Sunday for the Eagles would make it ten-straight over the Dockers
  • Jack Darling has kicked three or more goals in his last four games against the Dockers
  • Andrew Gaff has failed to get 30+ possessions just once in his last eight games against the Dockers

Fremantle vs West Coast FAQ

When does the Fremantle vs West Coast match start?

The opening bounce for the Fremantle vs West Coast game is scheduled to take place on 6.35pm AEST on Sunday, July 20.

Where is the Fremantle vs West Coast match being played?

The Hawks and the Demons are set to clash on Optus Stadium, which is located in Perth.

How can I live stream the Fremantle vs West Coast match?

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Verdict

The Eagles should be far too strong for the Dockers in the 2020 Western Derby.

We're also backing Jack Darling to continue his run of three or more goals against the Dockers out to five games.

Best Bet: West Coast (-20.5) Match Line Bet @1.90 at Sportsbet - 10 Units
Value Bet: Jack Darling To kick 3+ goals @4.33 at Sportsbet - 4 Units

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