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Geelong Cats vs West Coast Eagles Predictions & Tips - Home dominance to continue

  • Geelong Cats vs West Coast Eagles predictions for Saturday's AFL Round 6 match
  • The match is being played at GMHBA Stadium (04.45am BST)
  • The home team have won each of their last 8 clashes
  • Geelong are tipped to win by 1-39 points
  • Match preview, predictions and latest team news
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Justin Darcy 23 Apr 2021
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Geelong Cats vs West Coast Eagles Predictions

Geelong bounced back last week against North Melbourne, a game they simply had to win, but it was far from convincing. West Coast have been mixed this season, winning all of their home games and losing both away matches.

The home side has dominated recently when these two sides have met, with the last eight clashes going that way. That makes the Cats the best bet.

  • The home side has won all of the last 8 clashes.
  • Geelong Cats have won 7 of their last 8 home matches.
  • West Coast have lost 10 of their last 12 away matches.
  • The away team has won 5 of the 42 matches played at GMHBA Stadium.


The stats tell in head to heads with the last eight meetings all being won by the home side.

There is rarely much between the two sides, with the only blowout going Geelong's way in 2019.

Geelong Cats Form

The Cats showed some age in the legs last week against the North Melbourne Kangaroos before a little bit of class kicked in and they won 77-47.

Geelong were no match for the Melbourne Demons, who are in flying form, they previous week and were very lucky to string two wins together against Brisbane Lions and Hawthorn.

They get the home game again, where they are a dominant force, which should see them bounce back to their best.

Geelong Cats Team News

The good news is that the Cats have named Jeremy Cameron in the side for the first time as the forward makes his Geelong debut. 

Mark O'Connor also returns for Geelong, but Patrick Dangerfield is out. He faces ankle surgery and could face a lengthy layoff.

Geelong Cats Team List

B: L.Henderson, M.Blicavs, J.Henry
HB: T.Atkins, J.Kolodjashnij, T.Stewart
C: I.Smith, C.Guthrie, S.Menegola
HF: L.Dahlhaus, J.Cameron, B.Parfitt
F: G.Rohan, T.Hawkins, B.Close
FOLL: R.Stanley, M.Duncan, J.Selwood
I/C: J.Bews, G.Miers, Z.Tuohy, M.O’Connor
EMG: J.Clark, Z.Guthrie, Q.Narkle, J.Jenkins

West Coast Eagles Form

The Eagles are flying at home as they showed when beating Port Adelaide very easily in Round 3 and Collingwood last week at Optus Stadium.

But the Eagles have been rather flat when playing away, losing both road trips this season against Western Bulldogs and St Kilda.

This seems a very even contest on paper, but the Eagles just don't travel. And have to contend with fortress GMHBA Stadium.

West Coast Eagles Team News

Josh Kennedy suffered an ankle injury, and is a big out for the Eagles. That is the only change for West Coast.

West Coast Eagles Team List

B: T.Cole, T.Barrass, A.Witherden
HB: B.Sheppard, J.McGovern, J.Nelson
C: J.Redden, D.Sheed, L.Duggan
HF: X.O’Neill, J.Darling, J.Cripps
F: J.Waterman, O.Allen, J.Jones
FOLL: N.Naitanui, T.Kelly, A.Gaff
I/C: Z.Langdon, J.Brander, N.Vardy, J.Rotham
EMG: L.Foley, B.Williams, B.Ainsworth, H.Edwards

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The home side dominate this head to head and Geelong are tipped to win by 1-39 points.

Best Bet: Geelong 1-39 To Win @120.00 at BetMGM - 3 Units

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