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West Coast vs Essendon Betting Tips, Preview & Odds - Eagles to bounce back into top four

  • West Coast Eagles and Essendon Bombers clash on Tuesday
  • The two sides go head to head at the Gabba from 8.10pm
  • The Eagles lost for the first time in 9 matches against Richmond
  • Essendon ended a five-game run without a win against Hawthorn
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West Coast Eagles can win against Essendon (Getty Images)

West Coast Eagles get the chance to bounce back quickly when they take on Essendon Bombers in AFL Round 15 on Tuesday night. The Eagles lost to premiership rivals Richmond Tigers last week, but can rebound quickly against the Bombers at the Gabba.

West Coast Form & Team News

The Eagles dropped out of the top five when suffering a 27-point loss to the Richmond Tigers on Thursday. Josh Kennedy’s early exit with concussion was a crucial blow, and the key forward is likely to miss the clash with the Bombers.

West Coast had won eight straight and remain on the second line of betting for the premiership. They will rely on livewire Liam Ryan, who kicked three goals against the Tigers, if they are to avoid back-to-back losses.

The negative for West Coast has been their form in Queensland this season with all four losses coming in the Sunshine State and just two wins.

Kennedy looks set to miss the game with the five-day turnaround against him after the forward suffered concussion early in the defeat to Richmond. Jamie Cripps will also miss this game.

Round 14 teams listed with Round 15 teams unavailable:

B: S.Hurn, T.Barrass, B.Sheppard
HB: L.Duggan, J.McGovern, J.Nelson
C: D.Sheed, L.Shuey, J.Cripps
HF: J.Brander, J.Darling, L.Ryan
F: B.Ah Chee, J.Kennedy, N.Reid
FOLL: N.Naitanui, T.Kelly, A.Gaff
I/C: O.Allen, X.O’Neill, T.Cole, J.Rotham

Essendon Form & Team News

The Bombers looked to have blown their finals hopes with no win in five games, but they came from six goals down at half-time to defeat Hawthorn by 16 points last Thursday and breath life into their season.

Joe Daniher signalled his return with three goals to inspire the Essendon comeback, a win that leaves the Bombers in 11th spot on the ladder but only two points outside the top eight. 

They may need to win three of the four remaining games if they are to make the finals, and getting the better of West Coast is a must.

Round 14 teams listed with Round 15 teams unavailable:

B: M.Gleeson, C.Hooker, M.Hurley
HB: J.Ridley, M.Redman, A.Saad
C: Z.Merrett, A.McGrath, B.Ham
HF: D.Shiel, K.Langford, I.Mosquito
F: J.Stewart, J.Daniher, A.McDonald-Tipungwuti
FOLL: A.Phillips, W.Snelling, D.Parish
I/C: D.Smith, M.Guelfi, D.Clarke, J.Stringer

West Coast vs Essendon Head to Head

West Coast won both meetings between the sides last year with clear-cut victories. The Eagles won by 35 points in Round 14 before recording a 55-point demolition of the Bombers in the Elimination Final almost a year ago. 

Prior to that, the Bombers had won two straight, while since the start of 2014 the Eagles lead the head to head record 5-3.

West Coast vs Essendon Odds

West Coast Eagles are $1.35 favourites with the Bombers $3.25 outsiders. The line has been set at +18.5 points for Essendon.

West Coast vs Essendon Stats

  • West Coast Eagles have won 8 of their last 9 matches.
  • Essendon Bombers have won 1 of their last 6 matches.
  • West Coast Eagles won both games against Essendon Bombers last season.

West Coast vs Essendon FAQs

What time is the West Coast vs Essendon game played?

The West Coast vs Essendon game is played at 8.10pm on Tuesday, September 1.

Where is the West Coast vs Essendon game played?

The West Coast vs Essendon game is played at the Gabba in Queensland.

How can I live stream the West Coast vs Essendon game?

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West Coast Eagles will be too good for Essendon. But without the services of Kennedy, the Bombers can cover the handicap.

Best Bet: Bombers +18.5 Match Handicap @2.00 at Ladbrokes Australia - 3 Units

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