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Gary Emmerson 26 May 2023
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  • West Coast Eagles vs Essendon Bombers predictions for Saturday's AFL Round 11 match (19:40 AEST)
  • The Eagles have lost their last 8 matches in a row
  • Will West Coast's leaky defence concede another century?
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West Coast Eagles vs Essendon Bombers Predictions


This Essendon side is not the most reliable, but the Bombers should be much too good for West Coast. The Eagles can't stop losing or leaking points and another defeat is on the cards.
  • West Coast Eagles vs Essendon Bombers Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • West Coast Eagles Form
  • West Coast Eagles Team News
  • West Coast Eagles Team List
  • Essendon Bombers Form
  • Essendon Bombers Team News
  • Essendon Bombers Team List

  • West Coast Eagles have lost their last 8 matches.
  • West Coast Eagles have conceded 108+ points in 7 of their last 8 matches.
  • West Coast Eagles have lost their last 4 matches by 46+ points.

Head to Head


West Coast edge the head to head 6-4 in the last 10 meetings, including winning 107-97 at home against the Bombers in the only meeting in 2022.

West Coast Eagles Form


West Coast Eagles went down to their eighth loss in a row and their ninth in 10 games this season last week.

It was another sorry day at the office as they lost 142-26 to fellow strugglers Hawthorn with the defeat leaving West Coast stranded at the bottom.

The Eagles have conceded 100+ points in each of their last eight matches.

West Coast Eagles Team News


West Coast welcome back Shannon Hurn, Elliot Yeo, Luke Edwards and Tom Barrass.

However, they have lost Harry Edwards and Jamaine Jones to injuries.

West Coast Eagles Team List


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

Essendon Bombers Form


Essendon ended a four-game losing run last week with a much-needed win in the Dreamtime at the G against Richmond Tigers.

They had to do it the hard way, scoring the last two goals and recording a behind to win by a point in a 71-70 success.

The victory leaves the Bombers at 5-5 for the year and outside of the top 8 on percentage only.

Essendon Bombers Team News


Dylan Shiel returns for the Bombers along with Jayden Laverde and Matt Guelfi.

Alwyn Davey Jnr, Kaine Baldwin and Massimo D’Ambrosio are the ones to make may and Andrew Phillips has been managed this week.

Essendon Bombers Team List


B: A.McGrath, B.Zerk-Thatcher, J.Laverde
HB: M.Redman, J.Ridley, K.Langford
C: S.Durham, Z.Merrett - C, D.Heppell
HF: N.Martin, J.Stringer, J.Caldwell
F: W.Snelling, S.Weideman, A.McDonald-Tipungwuti
FOLL: S.Draper, B.Hobbs, A.Perkins
I/C: D.Shiel, N.Hind, M.Guelfi, J.Menzie
EMG: N.Bryan, K.Baldwin, M.D’Ambrosio, A.Davey Jnr

Verdict

West Coast can't stop losing games or leaking points. Having conceded 104+ in their last eight matches, all defeats, I'm backing more of the same here. Essendon can cover the line too.
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