This is a game between two teams desperate to bounce back with a win.
Make no mistake this is a huge game for both sides with Gold Coast needing to win to keep their slim finals chances alive and West Coast once again needing to bounce back after losing their past two games, which has almost certainly ended their aspirations of a top two finish.
The West Coast Eagles were shaping as genuine premiership contenders following a Round 8 win over the Western Bulldogs by eight points, but since that point their season is on the brink of collapse.
West Coast was dismantled by Essendon losing by 61 points in Round 9 and then lost at home to GWS last week by eight points.
West Coast has an excellent record against Gold Coast with the Eagles unbeaten against the Suns in their last eight clashes with seven victories and a draw.
The Eagles won by 77 points when the teams met in Round 10 last season. In that game, Josh Kennedy kicked a game high five goals but he is out for an extended period of time with a calf injury which will provide the Eagles with plenty of headaches.
Gold Coast looked terrific against Melbourne in the first half and putrid in the second before eventually going down by 35 points. The Suns welcome back skipper Gary Ablett who will need to be at his best to avoid the Suns becoming irrelevant once more.
Despite the fact both these teams are out of form, it should be a free flowing contest so it might pay to look at the Total Points Over 189.5 ($1.91 @ bet365).
West Coast are renowned flat track bullies and will enhance that unwanted reputation with a win over the struggling Gold Coast Suns.
If you anticipate the Eagles can still be a force this season they are $15 in premiership betting.
Gary Ablett had a game high 32 touches when these teams met last and we like him again in disposals markets. The $2.37 @ Sportsbet to have 35 or More looks nice.
GARY ABLETT 35 DISPOSALS OR MORE