Optus Stadium will play host to Sunday's Round 1 AFL game between West Coast Eagles and Melbourne Demons. The game kicks off at 5:20 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. Melbourne Demons game and give you our free tips and bets.
When: Sunday March 22, 2020 at 5:20 pm
Where: Optus Stadium
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West Coast Eagles vs Melbourne Demons Preview
Are we in for a repeat of the 2018 Prelim here?
The last thing the Demons need right now is a trip to Perth to face the Eagles. West Coast has a point to prove after losing to Geelong in the Semi’s last year, while Melbourne is simply trying to figure out what went wrong over the last 12 months.
Building a case for the Demons to win on the road seems almost impossible when you factor in how poorly they played in front of goal last year. Inside 50s weren’t a problem, but accuracy in front of goal was as Melbourne continues to let chances slip through their fingertips.
Since there is no crowd, there should be a little less pressure on the Demons though without the usual chorus of boos heard at Optus Stadium. Therefore, take the Eagles to win, but maybe not by much.