West Coast vs Melbourne (Saturday) Betting Preview & Tips

Both teams sit in the top eight and are now jostling for position.

Fri, 23 Jun, 1:57 AM


Both teams sit in the top eight and are now jostling for position.


Both these teams are sitting on 7-5 records and the winner will be in prime position to push for a top four berth setting them up for a premiership assault.


West Coast was clinical last week when defeating Geelong by 13 points but it was Melbourne who got tongues wagging.

The Demons were as much as $2.85 against the Bulldogs and dismantled them, winning by 57 points and giving their supporters optimism about how far they can go this season.


The best part for the Demons is that they welcome back Max Gawn to the side, their star ruckman who was selected in the All-Australian side last season. The biggest negative for them is that they have not defeated West Coast at Domain Stadium since 2002.


Melbourne has lost 17 straight matches at the venue but haven’t gone into any of those games in as good a form as they are now.


The Dees are establishing an elite midfield with former Hawk Jordan Lewis having a game high 31 disposals in the win over the Western Bulldogs last week.


West Coast has been a yoyo at times this season but they showed last week when they beat Geelong they are always a force at home and can carry that momentum forward with a win.


The Eagles have a big month ahead with games against Melbourne, Western Bulldogs, Port Adelaide and then a derby with Fremantle.


Should West Coast win all those games they will not only be primed to finish in the top four, they must be considered a genuine premiership contender.


Remember the past two years the Eagles have had their season ended by the team that won the premiership; losing the 2015 Grand Final to Hawthorn and then going down to the Bulldogs last year.



Jack Watts has kicked the most goals the past two Melbourne matches and is again a good bet.







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