Optus Stadium will play host to Friday's Round 5 AFL game between West Coast Eagles and Collingwood Magpies. The game kicks off at 8:10 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. Collingwood Magpies game and give you our free tips and bets.
When: Friday April 16, 2021 at 8:10 pm
Where: Optus Stadium
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
West Coast Eagles vs Collingwood Magpies Odds
West Coast Eagles vs Collingwood Magpies Preview
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The highly fancied West Coast Eagles ($1.36) take on an underdog, backs to the wall, written off, away from home Collingwood ($3.20) at Optus Stadium.
To be honest, this game will be a new episode in the series rather than a repeat of last year’s Elimination Final between the two, in which the Magpies recorded a famous 1 point upset win (which, BTW, I tipped them at the line in that game – #humblebrag.)
Both West Coast and Collingwood go into this game coming off insipid performances last week.
West Coast blew a 33-point lead late in the third quarter to allow the Saints to run over them and lost by 20 points, kicking a horrid 0-1 to St Kilda’s 8-6 in that comeback period.
The Eagles have lost two games in spectacular fashion, both at Marvel Stadium this season and their reputation as flat-track bullies is alive and well.
On the other hand, Collingwood, produced an absolute Barry Crocker of a performance against the Giants last Saturday night, copping a 30-point loss and never really standing a chance.
Footy tipping has been a nightmare and results so far in 2021 have been here, there everywhere.
Games between the West Coast Eagles and Collingwood have a long history of producing insane results, especially when teams have backs against the wall.
With the line giving the Eagles a three-goal head start, I don’t mind backing Collingwood to cover it.
The tip has been good to me before, and I’m prepared to go with it again.
Take note that this is a tip based on gut feel not form and I’m well aware it can backfire.
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Head To Head Bet
West Coast Eagles vs Collingwood Magpies Teams
B: B.Sheppard, T.Barrass, A.Witherden
HB: T.Cole, J.McGovern, J.Nelson
C: A.Gaff, T.Kelly, L.Duggan
HF: J.Cripps, J.Darling, J.Brander
F: Z.Langdon, J.Kennedy, O.Allen
FOLL: N.Naitanui, D.Sheed, J.Redden
I/C: J.Waterman, N.Vardy, X.O’Neill, J.Rotham
EMG: I.Winder, L.Foley, B.Ainsworth, J.Jones
B: B.Maynard, J.Roughead, I.Quaynor
HB: M.Keane, D.Moore, J.Howe
C: J.Crisp, S.Pendlebury, J.Noble
HF: J.Daicos, B.Mihocek, J.De Goey
F: C.Brown, D.Cameron, J.Thomas
FOLL: B.Grundy, L.Greenwood, S.Sidebottom
I/C: F.Macrae, C.Mayne, B.McCreery, J.Madgen
EMG: T.Ruscoe, B.Sier, T.Brown, M.Cox