Optus Stadium will play host to Sunday's Round 9 AFL game between West Coast Eagles and Adelaide Crows. The game kicks off at 4:40 pm with West Coast Eagles heading into the game as favourites with the bookmakers. Continue reading for our in-depth preview of the West Coast Eagles vs. Adelaide Crows game and give you our free tips and bets.
When: Sunday May 16, 2021 at 4:40 pm
Where: Optus Stadium
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West Coast Eagles vs Adelaide Crows Odds
West Coast Eagles vs Adelaide Crows Preview
A battle between the birds wraps up the round on Sunday with West Coast installed as whopping -38.5 favourites at the line against Adelaide.
After flexing their muscle a week earlier against the rival Dockers, the Eagles didn’t miss a beat last week against Hawthorn in a much-needed road win at the MCG.
The Crows, meanwhile, were on the receiving end of a blowout in The Showdown to extend their losing streak to four.
Injuries have largely been to blame for Adelaide’s demise, and things are only about to get worse with Lachlan Murphy now ruled out for the foreseeable future.
To their credit, the Crows did have some decent spurts last week early on against the Power, but they just couldn’t convert opportunities into points on the scoreboard.
None of that bodes well against an Eagles outfit that has held its last two opponents to under 75 points, while the fact the Crows haven’t won against West Coast in Perth since 2016 is of equal concern.
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Head To Head Bet
West Coast Eagles vs Adelaide Crows Teams
B: T.Cole, T.Barrass, B.Sheppard
HB: A.Witherden, J.McGovern, J.Rotham
C: J.Redden, T.Kelly, J.Waterman
HF: J.Cripps, J.Darling, J.Petruccelle
F: O.Allen, J.Kennedy, B.Ah Chee
FOLL: N.Naitanui, D.Sheed, A.Gaff
I/C: J.Brander, J.Nelson, J.Jones, B.Williams
EMG: Z.Langdon, X.O’Neill, L.Foley, H.Edwards
IN: J.McGovern, T.Barrass
OUT: H.Edwards, L.Foley, Z.Langdon (all omitted)
B: J.Kelly, J.Butts, L.Brown
HB: B.Smith, T.Doedee, W.Hamil
C: L.Sholl, B.Keays, D.Mackay
HF: H.Schoenberg, D.Fogarty, S.Berry
F: J.Rowe, B.Frampton, S.McAdam
FOLL: R.O’Brien, R.Laird, R.Sloane
I/C: R.O’Connor, C.Jones, R.Thilthorpe, P.Seedsman
EMG: A.McPherson, N.Murray, J.Worrell, E.Himmelberg
IN: B.Frampton, C.Jones, R.O’Connor, S.McAdam
OUT: L.Murphy (injured), N.McHenry (injured), T.Walker (rested), A.McPherson and E.Himmelberg (both omitted)