Where and when: Marvel Stadium, Saturday 10th April at 4:35pm (AEST)
Last time they met: Rd 17, 2020: West Coast 9.11 (65) def St Kilda 6.14 (50) at the Gabba.
This was not a pretty game for three quarters! West Coast slowly ground their way to a 2 goal lead at three-quarter time despite missing Sheed, Redden, Shuey and Yeo and also losing McLovin at half-time. However, things were looking grim for the Eagles when StKilda sprang to life in the fourth quarter, kicking the first three goals and taking the lead but the Eagles steadied, piling on the final four goals of the game to lock down their position in the final 8. Tim Kelly starred with 29 possessions and a late goal.
Match Preview: Many footy fans missed how well the Eagles were playing before they dismantled the Power in WA last week. They were unlucky to lose to the Bulldogs at Marvel two weeks ago and are deserved favourites to win this match at the same venue. Not that the Eagles need to do much to defeat the Saints, who have been disappointing.
After a strong pre-season, St Kilda started well with a win against the Giants but they have been horrible since. They look slow and clumsy against the Bombers last week and are in for a shocking season if they don’t lift soon.
Jack Steele is one we don’t own but will want to own soon enough. The Saint I want to see out there is Highmore who seemed very unlucky to be omitted given how rubbish the Saints played without him.
Again I don’t own any Eagles but it was nice to see Gaff racking up some cheapies last week. That’s the Gaff we all know and love! With Shuey out again this week, Gaff and Kelly will be super important to the Eagles’s chances.
Thommo’s Tip (The Kiss of Death): West Coast by 12 points (This is getting embarrassing – record 3 from 9)
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