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West Coast Eagles vs Geelong Cats Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds - Eagles too good for depleted Cats

  • West Coast Eagles host Geelong Cats on Saturday
  • First bounce is scheduled for 11.10am BST
  • The Eagles are on a four-game winning run
  • The Cats haven't been West Coast in Perth since 2013
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Top six rivals West Coast Eagles and Geelong Cats go head-to-head at Optus Stadium on Saturday. The Eagles start as warm favourites for the AFL Round 9 clash against a depleted Cats side.

The Eagles were impressive winners over Collingwood last week, while the Cats also won against Fremantle Dockers. But they made heavy weather of that on Monday night, and are on the quick turnaround without some key men.

West Coast Eagles Form & Team News

West Coast trailed Collingwood at quarter time last week before running out emphatic 111-45 winners. The victory was a fourth straight and saw the Eagles leapfrog the Pies and into the top eight in sixth spot on the ladder.

Harry Edwards will make his debut for the Eagles and Brendon Ah Chee is the other in for West Coast. Jack Redden is injured) and Josh Rotham is left out.

The West Coast team for Saturday can be found below:

FB: Liam Duggan, Tom Barrass, Shannon Hurn
HB: Brad Sheppard, Harry Edwards, Tom Cole
C: Dom Sheed, Tim Kelly, Andrew Gaff
HF: Jamie Cripps, Jack Darling, Jarrod Cameron
FF: Jake Waterman, Josh J. Kennedy, Liam Ryan
FOL: Nic Naitanui, Elliot Yeo, Luke Shuey
IC: Oscar Allen, Jackson Nelson, Brayden Ainsworth, Brendon Ah Chee
EMG: Xavier O'Neill, Bailey J. Williams, Josh Rotham, Nic Reid

Geelong Cats Form & Team News

The Cats had to dig deep for a hard-fought 48-18 win over the Dockers in a low-scoring affair in the rain on Monday. It's a quick turnaround for Geelong, who stayed in Perth ahead of the showdown with the Eagles.

That win was a fourth from the last five games for Geelon and kept the Cats in the top four but the absence of Gary Ablett and Joel Selwood is likely to be felt even more so against the Eagles.

The Cats are unchanged.

The Geelong team for Saturday can be found below:

FB: Mark O'Connor, Mark Blicavs, Jake Kolodjashnij
HB: Jack Henry, Harry Taylor, Tom Stewart
C: Sam Menegola, Patrick Dangerfield, Lachie Fogarty
HF: Mitch Duncan, Tom Hawkins, Gryan Miers
FF: Sam Simpson, Gary Rohan, Brad Close
FOL: Esava Ratugolea, Cameron Guthrie, Brandan Parfitt
IC: Jed Bews, Lachie Henderson, Charlie Constable, Zach Tuohy
EMG: James Parsons, Nathan Kreuger, Zach Guthrie, Cooper Stephens

West Coast Eagles vs Geelong Cats Head to Head

The Cats won both encounters last year, but they were home games in Victory. Geelong haven't got the best of records against the Eagles in Perth. You have to back to 2013 for the Cats' last win on the road at West Coast. 

Overall in the last nine head to heads, it is 5-4 in Geelong's favour.

West Coast Eagles vs Geelong Cats Odds

The Eagles are 1.35 to win the game, with the Cats priced at 3.25. The line has been set at -16.5 for the Eagles.

West Coast Eagles vs Geelong Cats Stats

  • Geelong have won the last 2 matches against West Coast
  • The Cats haven't won against West Coast in Perth since 2013
  • West Coast are on a four-game winning streak

West Coast Eagles vs Geelong Cats FAQs

What time does the West Coast Eagles vs Geelong Cats start?

The West Coast vs Geelong match begins at 11.10am BST on Saturday, August 1.

Where is the West Coast Eagles vs Geelong Cats match being played?

The West Coast vs Geelong match will be held Optus Stadium in Perth.

Can I watch a live stream of the West Coast vs Geelong match?

Visit our live streaming page for information on how you can watch the West Coast Eagles vs Geelong Cats match.



Without some of their big names, Geelong look up against it. The Eagles should cover the line.

Best Bet: Eagles -16.5 Match Line @-109.89 at BetMGM - 2 Units

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