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Ben Darvill 02 Jun 2023
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Collingwood Magpies and the West Coast Eagles (Getty Images)
Collingwood Magpies and the West Coast Eagles (Getty Images)

West Coast Eagles vs Collingwood Predictions


West Coast have not been good enough this term, with the Eagles currently enduring a nine-game losing run that sees them propping up the ladder after 11 matches. 
  • West Coast Eagles vs Collingwood Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • West Coast Form 
  • West Coast Team News
  • West Coast Team List
  • Collingwood Form 
  • Collingwood Team News
  • Collingwood Team List

Collingwood arrive for this one sitting at the summit after a supreme campaign that has seen them win 10 of their 11 games. The Pies should be much too good.

Head to Head


The Eagles stunned the Magpies 87-74 when the latter hosted back in 2022. While the two sides are enjoying vastly differing seasons, recent meetings between the sides have seen the struggling Eagles dominating. 

In their last 10, the Magpies have won three times, while the Eagles have won seven matches. 

West Coast Form 


The West Coast Eagles have struggled massively this term, and their poor run does not seem to be showing any signs of ending. 

Their 96-46 defeat at the hands of the Essendon Bombers last week made it nine losses in a row. With just four points picked up, the Eagles are already fighting a losing battle to avoid the wooden spoon.

West Coast Team News


The Eagles are without Luke Edwards due to a concussion. Callum Jamieson comes in. 


West Coast Team List


B: S.Hurn, T.Barrass, A.Witherden
HB: B.Hough, J.Rotham, L.Duggan
C: J.Hunt, E.Yeo, L.Foley
HF: A.Gaff, J.Waterman, C.West
F: J.Petruccelle, O.Allen - C, N.Long
FOLL: B.Williams, D.Sheed, T.Kelly
I/C: R.Ginbey, X.O’Neill, R.Bazzo, C.Jamieson
EMG: E.Hewett, C.Chesser, Z.Trew, G.Clark

Collingwood Form 


Collingwood have been exceptional so far, with 10 wins in 11 matches seeing them open up a four-point lead at the top of the ladder. 

A 105-70 win over the North Melbourne Kangaroos in their last game made it seven wins in a row for the Pies, and they are looking particularly strong at home this term. 

The Magpies have not been as prolific scoring-wise on the road, failing to notch over 100 points in three of their four matches away from home. However, against a West Coast side that has conceded 100+ points in eight of their last nine matches, the Magpies will smell a big-win here. 

Collingwood Team News


Collingwood are without Steel Sidebottom (MCL) and Jamie Elliott (shoulder), but Darcy Moore plays having been a doubt due to illness.

Billy Frampton and Harvey Harrison are recalled by the Pies.

Collingwood Team List


B: I.Quaynor, D.Moore - C, B.Maynard
HB: B.Frampton, N.Murphy, B.McCreery
C: B.Hill, N.Daicos, J.Daicos
HF: A.Johnson, B.Mihocek, J.De Goey
F: T.Adams, D.Cameron, W.Hoskin-Elliott
FOLL: M.Cox, S.Pendlebury, T.Mitchell
I/C: J.Noble, J.Crisp, J.Ginnivan, H.Harrison
EMG: T.Bianco, E.Allan, F.Macrae, O.Markov

Verdict

I am backing the Magpies to win this one comfortably. While the Eagles have had the better of them in recent years, their current form suggests they will struggle in this one.

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