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West Coast Eagles vs Essendon Bombers Tips - Unbeaten home record to remain intact

  • West Coast Eagles vs Essendon Bombers predictions for Saturday's AFL Round 11 match
  • West Coast Eagles have won their last 3 matches against Essendon Bombers
  • The Eagles are unbeaten at home this season
  • Match preview, predictions and latest team news
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West Coast Eagles vs Essendon Bombers Tips


West Coast Eagles are undefeated in Optus Stadium this season. Despite the Bombers' recent form, West Coast should comfortably get the job done once again at home. 

  • West Coast Eagles have won all 5 matches at Optus Stadium this season.
  • West Coast Eagles have won their last 3 matches against Essendon Bombers. 
  • West Coast Eagles won last year's match 60-45 against Essendon Bombers.
  • Essendon Bombers last beat West Coast Eagles in Perth in 2018.
  • Essendon Bombers have won 6 of their 25 matches against West Coast Eagles in Perth. 

Head to Head


West Coast have a three-game winning streak against the Bombers, most recently a 15-point win at the Gabba last season.

West Coast Eagles Form


The Eagles are coming off a surprise 93-77 loss to the GWS Giants in Sydney, pushing their away record to 1-4. 

They are 5-0 in Optus Stadium, however, this season and proving dominant on home turf. 

The Eagles are 7th on the ladder with a 6-4 record thanks to their success at home.

West Coast currently sit first in the competition for least amount of turnovers per game.

West Coast Eagles Team News 


Veteran Elliot Yeo impressed in his return and remains in the Eagles side this week. 

Alex Witherden was a late withdrawal from last week' s match and is ruled out of the game against Essendon.

Key forward Oscar Allen picked up an elbow injury but has been named to play.

West Coast Eagles Team List 


B: Hurn, Barrass, Sheppard
HB: Brander, Rotham, Cole
C: Gaff, Redden, Cripps
HF: Ah Chee, Darling, Sheed
F: Allen, Kennedy, Ryan
FOLL: Naitanui, Yeo, Kelly
I/C: Petruccelle, Nelson, Jones, Williams
EMG: Waterman, H.Edwards, L.Edwards, Foley

Essendon Bombers Form 


The Essendon Bombers have won their last two matches, most recently against North Melbourne in a 72-point thrashing in Round 10.

The 141-69 victory followed a 68-61 win over Fremantle Dockers the previous week.

Essendon are 11th on the ladder and one win away from being in the top eight for the first time since Round 8 last season.

Goalscoring is not an issue for the Bombers, they are currently 2nd in Goals scored per match and 1st in Goal Accuracy. 

Essendon Bombers Team News


Star forward Jake Stringer has made an accelerated recovery and returns this week in the only change for the Bombers.

Ruckman Sam Draper is also on the brink of returning, but is not risked for the trip to Perth.

Brayden Ham was the unused medical sub and is set for a similar role this week. 

Essendon Bombers Team List


B: Laverde, Francis, Ridley
HB: Heppell, Stewart, Hind
C: McGrath, Merrett, Cox
HF: Perkins, Stringer, Snelling
F: Waterman, Hooker, McDonald-Tipungwuti
FOLL: Phillips, Parish, Zaharakis
I/C: Redman, Guelfi, Langford, Wright
EMG: Ham, Zerk-Thatcher, Ambrose, Jones

West Coast Eagles vs Essendon Bombers FAQs

Where can I watch the West Coast Eagles vs Essendon Bombers live stream?

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When does West Coast Eagles vs Essendon Bombers start?

The match is being played at Optus Stadium on Saturday, May 29.

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Verdict

It is hard to look past the star power and the home field advantage of West Coast Eagles. They are tipped to cover the handicap of -22.5 and win by 1-39 points.

Best Bet: West Coast -22.5 Handicap @-109.89 at BetMGM - 2 Units
Value Bet: West Coast by 1-39 Winning Margin @-105.26 at Caesars (Sport) - 2 Units

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