Gabba will play host to Tuesday's Round 15 AFL game between West Coast and Essendon . The game kicks off at 8:10 pm with West Coast heading into the game as favourites with the bookmakers. Continue reading for our in-depth preview of the West Coast vs. Essendon game and give you our free tips and bets.
When: Tuesday September 1, 2020 at 8:10 pm
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West Coast Eagles vs Essendon Bombers Odds
West Coast Eagles vs Essendon Bombers Preview
The Bombers kept their season alive last week with a desperate win over the Hawks, but the job is far from over with four very tough games waiting up ahead.
Essendon takes on West Coast on Tuesday at the Gabba, followed by Geelong on Sunday and both Port Adelaide and Melbourne to round things out.
With that in mind, a win this week is paramount for the Dons if they wish to sneak into the eight, but based on their first half performance last week against Hawthorn, victory is far from a guarantee.
The Dons fought their way back from a six-goal deficit in the second half to stun the Hawks, which doesn’t bode particularly well against a West Coast side hoping to bounce back.
Despite losing to Richmond last week, the Eagles were far from disgraced in their return to Queensland to face the reigning premiers, a performance they are sure to build on.
The Eagles have typically been a great bounce-back bet following a previous loss going 3-2 at the line over the last calendar year.
Perhaps the only knock (quite literally) on West Coast is the potential omission of Josh Kennedy due to concussion.
If the big man misses this contest, it plays right into the hands of the Bombers and the rejuvenated Joe Daniher, who is fresh from a three-goal performance in his return.
The Eagles are averaging the third-most goals to opponents this year, so if Kennedy sits, the chances of the Bombers keeping this tight appear very realistic.
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West Coast Eagles vs Essendon Bombers Teams
B: T.Cole, T.Barrass, B.Sheppard
HB: S.Hurn, J.McGovern, L.Jetta
C: L.Duggan, D.Sheed, A.Gaff
HF: J.Redden, J.Darling, L.Ryan
F: B.Williams, O.Allen, B.Ah Chee
FOLL: N.Naitanui, T.Kelly, L.Shuey
I/C: X.O’Neill, J.Nelson, M.Hutchings, J.Rotham
EMG: J.Brander, T.Hickey, W.Schofield, J.Cameron
IN: L.Jetta, J.Redden, O.Allen, J.Nelson
OUT: J.Brander, N.Reid (both omitted), J.Kennedy (injured), J.Cripps (rested)
B: M.Gleeson, M.Hurley, B.Zerk-Thatcher
HB: J.Ridley, J.Stewart, A.Saad
C: D.Parish, A.McGrath, K.Langford
HF: W.Snelling, C.Hooker, I.Mosquito
F: D.Smith, J.Daniher, A.McDonald-Tipungwuti
FOLL: S.Draper, D.Shiel, D.Heppell
I/C: Z.Merrett, M.Guelfi, D.Clarke, J.Stringer
EMG: A.Phillips, M.Redman, B.Ham, J.Townsend
IN: M.Hurley, S.Draper, D.Heppell
OUT: B.Ham, A.Phillips, M.Redman (all omitted)