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St Kilda vs West Coast Betting Tips, Preview & Odds - Can the Saints topple the Eagles?

  • St Kilda hosts West Coast on Thursday night at the Gabba
  • West Coast have lost two of their last three matches at the Gabba
  • St Kilda bounced back to form against Hawthorn last week
  • Can the Saints show their best footy again?
St Kilda vs West Coast Betting Tips, Preview & Odds
St Kilda take on West Coast at the Gabba (Getty)

St Kilda hosts West Coast on Thursday at the Gabba in Queensland, the state the seems to be able to bring the mighty West Coast Eagles down a peg.

At their best, St Kilda can be a damaging side in the competition. They did slump for a few weeks during the season, but bounced back last week against the Hawks.

The Eagles have lost two of their last three, and only defeated the Dons by 15 points. It is important to note that all three matches have been played in Queensland, and the club have asked to play their Finals matches in Adelaide, meaning Queensland really is a hoodoo for them.

St Kilda Form & Team News

St Kilda bounced back to form with a good win over the Hawks by two goals.

Their inaccurate kicking cost them from winning by seven or eight goals, but that wayward goalkicking is not an often occurrence from this Saints side.

St Kilda have a strong midfield and love to play through the middle of the ground on quick turnovers off the half-back which is what makes them such a dangerous side.

*Round 16 teams listed with Round 17 teams unavailable 

FB: J. Geary, C. Wilkie, N. Coffield
HB: B. Paton, D. Howard, B. Long
C: B. Hill, D. S. Ross, J. Billings
HF: Z. Jones, R. Abbott, D. Butler
FF: J. Marsh, R. Marshall, J. Battle
FOL: P. Ryder, J. Steele, J. Lonie
I/C: H. Clark, D. Kent, E. Phillips, J. Sinclair

West Coast Form & Team News

West Coast are simply not as good in Queensland as they are in Perth, Melbourne or any other state.

The Eagles have lost two of their last three matches in Queensland, those defeats coming to the Western Bulldogs and the Richmond Tigers.

They defeated Essendon in between but it was not a comprehensive win that you would expect from a strong side like the Eagles.

In the next month, they will return to Perth to play Finals, but they do need to now beat at least one side between now and the end of the season to cement themselves for a home final.

*Round 16 teams listed with Round 17 teams unavailable  

FB: L. Duggan, T. Barass, B. Shepard, 
HB: J. Rotham, J. McGovern, J. Nelson
C: L. Jetta, D. Sheed, A. Gaff
HF: M. Hutchings, J. Darling, L. Ryan
FF: B. Ainsworth, J. Kennedy, J. Waterman
FOL: T. Hickey, T. Kelly, J. Redden
I/C: O. Allen, X. O'Neill, T. Cole, B. Ah Chee

St Kilda vs West Coast Head To Head

West Coast have won two of their last three clashes against St Kilda. Last year, they won by three goals in a high scoring affair.

All of the last three matches have been rather close, and with this match played on neutral ground at the Gabba, it could be the switch that can put St Kilda in front on the siren.

St Kilda vs West Coast Betting Odds

St Kilda are $2.05 outsiders while West Coast are the $1.77 favourites.

The line has been set for St Kilda at -4.5.

St Kilda vs West Coast Match Up

Saints defender Callum Wilkie will have the big job of playing on the Eagles' key forward Josh Kennedy who will be trying to find his rhythm leading into the Finals series once again.

Kennedy is West Coast's number one forward and clearly the player they look forward when heading that way.

Wilkie is a hard defender who is improving as the season goes on. He may have his work cut out on Kennedy, but will have his running movement down pat and know the spaces that Kennedy loves to lead.

St Kilda vs West Coast Key Stats

  • St Kilda average two more inside 50s than West Coast 
  • The Eagles average three more clearances than St Kilda
  • St Kilda have a higher tackling pressure than West Coast

St Kilda vs West Coast FAQ

What time is the St Kilda vs West Coast match?

The St Kilda vs West Coast match is played at 7.10pm on Thursday, September 10.

Where is the St Kilda vs West Coast match played?

The St Kilda vs West Coast match is played at the Gabba in Brisbane.

How can I live stream the St Kilda vs West Coast match?

Check out our live streaming hub to see all of your live streaming options for the St Kilda vs West Coast match.

Verdict

We will be backing St Kilda to win this match for an upset.

Best Bet: St Kilda To Win @2.05 at Sportsbet - 5 Units

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