They don’t get any bigger than Saturday nights Preliminary Final at Optus Stadium. West Coast have earned the right to host the Demons in Perth as both sides battle it out to secure a spot in the AFL Grand Final.
Find out all the information on the West Coast vs Melbourne Preliminary Final below including how you can live stream the game, all the teams, start time, odds and history between the two sides.
What time is the West Coast vs Melbourne Preliminary Final?
The West Coast vs Melbourne Preliminary Final kicks off at 1:20PM on Saturday, September 22nd at Optus stadium.
West Coast vs Melbourne Teams
West Coast Eagles
B: Hurn, Barrass, Schofield
HB: Cole, McGovern, Jetta
C: Sheed, Shuey, Masten
HF: LeCras, Darling, Hutchings
F: Rioli, Kennedy, Cripps
FOLL: Lycett, Yeo, Redden
I/C: Ryan, Duggan, Venables, Vardy
EMG: Allen, Nelson, Ainsworth, Ah Chee
B: Jetta, O. McDonald, Lewis
HB: Salem, Frost, Hibberd
C: Hannan, Jones, Brayshaw
HF: Melksham, T. McDonald, Harmes
F: vandenBerg, Weideman, Neal-Bullen
FOLL: Gawn, Oliver, Viney
I/C: Petracca, Spargo, Tyson, J. Smith
EMG: Kennedy-Harris, Hunt, Fritsch, T. Smith
IN: J. Smith
How to watch the 2018 Preliminary Finals
Wondering how to watch the West Coast vs Melbourne Preliminary Final? See our broadcast guide for the race below.
West Coast vs Melbourne – AFL Finals TV Guide
Channel 7 and Foxtel share the rights to broadcast every game this finals series, except for the 2018 AFL Grand Final which Channel 7 holds the exclusive rights to.
Channel 7’s coverage kicks off at 1:30pm (AWST) / 2:30pm (AEST) and will be shown live around the country on either Channel 7 or 7mate, depending on what state you’re in.
Foxtel pride themselves on offering uninterrupted coverage (no ads!), making them a great alternative if you have Foxtel with the sports package.
How to Live Stream the West Coast vs Melbourne game
Telstra hold the rights to live stream all AFL games, including the AFL Grand Final.
Telstra customers can access the stream for free by downloading the AFL app, while non-telstra customers can pay a fee to stream live games.
West Coast vs Melbourne Odds
There’s not much separating these two sides. West Coast hold the slight advantage in betting, but plenty of punters are keen to back Melbourne at their price.
|West Coast Eagles|
|Melbourne Demons||$2.05||+2.5 @ $1.92|
West Coast vs Melbourne Last 10 Matches
Melbourne have been able to turn the table on West Coast, having won their past two encounters against the home side. West Coast had an extended period of success against the Demons before their previous two matches.
|2018||R22||West Coast||(91)||lost to||Melbourne||(108)||Optus Stadium|
|2017||R14||West Coast||(96)||lost to||Melbourne||(99)||Domain Stadium|
|2016||R18||West Coast||(66)||dftd||Melbourne||(60)||Domain Stadium|
|2015||R14||Melbourne||(60)||lost to||West Coast||(114)||TIO Stadium|
|2014||R22||West Coast||(119)||dftd||Melbourne||(53)||Patersons Stadium|
|2014||R2||Melbourne||(30)||lost to||West Coast||(123)||Melbourne Cricket Ground|
|2013||R3||Melbourne||(83)||lost to||West Coast||(177)||Melbourne Cricket Ground|
|2012||R2||West Coast||(166)||dftd||Melbourne||(58)||Patersons Stadium|
|2011||R21||Melbourne||(62)||lost to||West Coast||(110)||Etihad Stadium|
|2011||R6||West Coast||(106)||dftd||Melbourne||(52)||Patersons Stadium|