We take a look at Thursday nights (5/9/2019) AFL Finals Week 1 match which is between the West Coast Eagles and the Essendon Bombers. The Eagles will host the Bombers at Optus stadium in Perth to kick off this years footy finals where they are the short priced favourites to win.
When: Thursday, 5th September at 8:10PM
Where: Optus Stadium
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
The Eagles dropped out of the top four in the final week of the season but that shouldn’t really hurt their chances with what looks to be a very one sided match with the Bombers on Thursday night.
The Eagles despite losing to the Hawks at home on the weekend still look to be one of the teams to beat this year and if they play their best football they can match it with any of the remaining teams and should make easy work of the Bombers.
The Bombers scraped into the top eight but we think they will be out in the first week with a very tough match up.
West Coast to win by a margin in one of the more one sided matches in Week 1 of the finals.
Tip: West Coast Eagles at $1.21
Value Tip: First Goal Scorer: Jack Darling at $6.50
B: Hurn, Barrass, Schoefield
HB: Sheppard, McGovern, Jetta
C: Sheed, Redden, Gaff
HF: Rioli, Darling, Masten
F: Cripps, Kennedy, Ryan
FOLL: Naitanui, Yeo, Shuey
I/C: Waterman, Hickey, Nelson, Hutchings
EMG: Duggan, Vardy, Cameron, Ah Chee
IN: Schoefield, Naitanui, Hutchings
OUT: Allen (injured), Duggan, Petruccelle
B: Saad, Hooker, Francis
HB: McKenna, Hurley, Redman
C: McGrath, Merrett, Parish
HF: Stringer, McKernan, Ambrose
F: McDonald-Tipungwuti, Brown, Fantasia
FOLL: Bellchambers, Shiel, Heppell
I/C: Laverde, Langford, Snelling, Ham
EMG: Jok, Clarke, Hartley, Ridley
IN: Hooker, Fantasia, Heppell, Snelling, Stringer
OUT: Hartley, Jok, Begley, Clarke, Gleeson (injured)
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change