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West Coast Eagles vs GWS Giants Tips & Preview - Eagles to soar in game two

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Ben Darvill 25 Mar 2023
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  • West Coast Eagles vs GWS Giants for Sunday's AFL Round 2 match (08:20 GMT)
  • The Eagles were narrowly beaten by the Kangaroos in their opening match 
  • The Giants defeated the Crows in game one
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GWS Giants vs West Coast Eagles (Getty Images)
GWS Giants vs West Coast Eagles (Getty Images)

West Coast Eagles vs GWS Giants Predictions


The West Coast Eagles are looking to bounce back from a narrow 87-82 loss to the North Melbourne Kangaroos in their opening match.
  • West Coast Eagles vs GWS Giants Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • West Coast Eagles Form
  • West Coast Eagles Team News
  • West Coast Eagles Team List
  • GWS Giants Form
  • GWS Giants Team News
  • GWS Giants Team List

GWS Giants arrive full of confidence following their comfortable 106-90 win over the Adelaide Crows in their first game, but I'm backing the hosts.

Head to Head


The Giants have had the better of the contest in recent years, leading the head to head 2-0. They easily won 138-86 in 2022, while they also won 93-77 in 2021. It is worth noting that both of these wins came at home for the Giants. 

West Coast Eagles Form


West Coast Eagles may have fallen to a defeat in their opening match of the campaign, but they have plenty of positives. 

They mounted a stirring comeback after trailing early on against North Melbourne to edge to within a goal of their opponents. 

Looking to bounce back after a disappointing 2022, the Eagles will want their senior players to step up after struggling to get off the mark in game one. 

West Coast Eagles Team News


Elijah Hewett will make his AFL debut while Jake Waterman and Sam Petrevski-Seton have come into the Eagles side.

Elliot Yeo and Nic Naitanui are still out. 

West Coast Eagles Team List


B: Hurn, Barrass, Cole
HB: Duggan, McGovern, Witherden
C: Gaff, Shuey, Ginbey
HF: Chesser, Darling, Cripps
F: Ryan, Allen, Long
FOLL: Williams, Sheed, Kelly
I/C: Waterman, Hunt, Jones, Petrevski-Seton
EMG: Hewett, O’Neill, Clark, Jamieson

GWS Giants Form


The Giants were excellent in game one as they came back from a five goal deficit to clinch a stunning win over the Adelaide Crows.

As good as they were in game one, injuries are already starting to stack up for the Giants. With this in mind, a trip to face the Eagles is hardly what the side will want. 

Without a win in Perth over the Eagles since 2017, this one could be a very tough trip for the Giants. 

GWS Giants Team News


Harry Perryman, Lachie Whitfield and Josh Kelly are all out for this one. 

First-round pick Harry Rowston will make his debut and Cooper Hamilton comes into the side.

GWS Giants Team List


B: Idun, Taylor, Cumming
HB: Buckley, Haynes, Ash
C: Callaghan, Ward, Wehr
HF: Kennedy, Himmelberg, Lloyd
F: Greene, Hogan, Daniels
FOLL: Flynn, Green, Coniglio
I/C: Riccardi, Rowston, Peatling, Hamilton
EMG: Brown, Cadman, Stone, Keeffe

Verdict

I am backing the Eagles to come away with the win in this one. The Giants have struggled on the road in Perth, and while I believe this will be a tight match, I think the home side will come out on top. 

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