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  • West Coast Eagles vs Brisbane Lions expert predictions for Sunday’s AFL game
  • The game will be played at Optus Stadium, with the bounce at 4:40 PM (AEST)
  • Lions facing challenges with key defensive players missing.
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West Coast Eagles vs Brisbane Lions, Round 18 2024 - Expert Prediction


Brisbane will keep their incredible run going with their sixth win in a row when they beat West Coast by a 1-39 margin at Optus Stadium. 
  • West Coast Eagles vs Brisbane Lions, Round 18 2024 - Expert Prediction
  • Head to Head 
  • West Coast Eagles Form Analysis & Betting Trends
  • West Coast Eagles Team News
  • West Coast Eagles Team List
  • Brisbane Lions Form Analysis & Betting Trends
  • Brisbane Lions Team News
  • Brisbane Lions Team List
  • West Coast Eagles vs Brisbane Lions AFL 2024 Round 18 FAQ’s

The Lions’ resurgence has been impressive and they will stumble when they face West Coast this week. Although the trip from Brisbane to Perth is a long one and in the absence of Jack Payne and Brandon Starcevich in the defensive line, the Lions will not do it easy this week. 

West Coast have not been in good shape for a while now and they will look to build a little momentum with a better performance in front of their own fans than they provided last time they played at Optus Stadium going down to the Hawks by 61 points. 

Brisbane will hold the ball and slow things down, getting a ‘little win’ and the game total staying under 170.5 points.

  • Brisbane have just a 50% win record at Optus Stadium. 
  • 3 of 5 West Coast losses at Optus Stadium have been by a margin of 1-39.
  • 4 of the past 5 West Coast home games have gone under the game total.
  • Brisbane have scored 85 points or less at Optus Stadium in their past 3 visits.

Head to Head 


Brisbane have won all five meetings with West Coast since the 2019 season, including a 81-point victory at the Gabba in round 17 last season.

Interestingly, all of those matches have been played in Brisbane with the last meeting played in Perth at Subiaco in 2017, which the Eagles won by 68 points.

West Coast Eagles Form Analysis & Betting Trends


Recent Form
Last 5 W/LLast 5 ATSLast 5 O/U
0-51-42-3

2024 Betting Trends
$10 MLOver/Under1-3940+
-$99-73-60-7

West Coast suffered another heavy defeat, this time at the hands of Melbourne, going down to the Demons 112-58 and their sixth consecutive loss.

The Eagles had some chances with 49 forward entries, the same amount as their opponents, however converting just 40.8% into scoring shots and just 16.3% into goals, which is well below their season average of 20.5%.

West Coast also failed to compete in the contested possessions with the Demons getting on top 129 to 104 and also winning in the uncontested department 221-174.

West Coast Eagles Team News


Jeremy McGovern has not recovered from his rib injury and will miss the match.

West Coast Eagles Team List


B: B.Hough, T.Barrass, A.Witherden
HB: T.Cole, H.Edwards, L.Duggan
C: R.Ginbey, T.Kelly, J.Hunt
HF: J.Cripps, J.Waterman, L.Ryan
F: J.Hutchinson, O.Allen - C, J.Williams
FOLL: B.Williams, E.Yeo, H.Reid

I/C (FROM): T.Brockman, L.Edwards, Z.Trew, J.Darling, J.Jones, R.Maric, J.Culley

IN: H.Edwards, L.Edwards, Z.Trew, R.Maric, J.Culley
OUT: J.McGovern (Injured), C.Chesser (Omitted)

Brisbane Lions Form Analysis & Betting Trends


Recent Form
Last 5 W/LLast 5 ATSLast 5 O/U
5-02-34-1

2024 Betting Trends
$10 MLOver/Under1-3940+
-$229-75-54-1

Brisbane are officially back in business after a rough start to the year, moving into the top-eight and sitting in seventh position on the ladder, just one win out of the top four.

Brisbane’s resurgence has been incredible considering their injuries and they move rightfully back into the finals bracket with a 97-86 win over the Adelaide Crows last weekend.

The Lions mids have been pushing the ball forward and are now tied with Freo as the best in the league in stoppage clearances with 27.8 per game. No team has more inside 50s per game than Brisbane and if they can be better at converting their chances into goals they will be classed as elite again.  

Brisbane Lions Team News


Brisbane have run into a little injury trouble again with Jack Payne out for up to six weeks and Brandon Starcevich out under concussion protocols. 

Brisbane Lions Team List


B: D.Zorko, D.Joyce, R.Lester
HB: D.Wilmot, H.Andrews, C.McKenna
C: Z.Bailey, C.Rayner, W.Ashcroft
HF: C.Cameron, E.Hipwood, H.McCluggage
F: K.Lohmann, J.Daniher, L.Morris
FOLL: O.McInerney, J.Dunkley, L.Neale - C

I/C (FROM): D.Robertson, C.Ah Chee, J.Berry, J.Prior, J.Fletcher, S.Brain, B.Reville

IN: D.Joyce, D.Robertson, J.Prior, D.Fort, S.Brain
OUT: J.Payne (Injured), B.Starcevich (Injured)

West Coast Eagles vs Brisbane Lions AFL 2024 Round 18 FAQ’s

How to watch West Coast Eagles vs Brisbane Lions AFL 2024 Round 18?

You can watch the West Coast Eagles vs Brisbane Lions AFL 2024 Round 18 game via Fox Sports or Kayo Sports. If you are watching from outside of Australia the WatchAFL app is the perfect solution.

How to buy tickets to West Coast Eagles vs Brisbane Lions AFL 2024 Round 18?

To buy tickets to the West Coast Eagles vs Brisbane Lions AFL 2024 Round 18 game check the AFL website or the official West Coast Eagles site.

Verdict

Brisbane will do it tough but get a 1-39 win against the Eagles with the game total staying under 170.5 points.
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