The second final for AFL Saturday and we have the West Coast Eagles taking on the Collingwood Magpies at the Optus Stadium in Perth.
The Eagles come into this clash as favourites and did take care of the Magpies quite comfortably in their clash earlier in the season in Round 8.
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West Coast Eagles vs Collingwood Magpies
Round 8 2020, West Coast 18.3 111 – Collingwood 6.9 45
(West Coast by 66 Points)
Last 5 Meetings
West Coast – 4 Wins
Collingwood – 1 Win
The Eagles finished the season off with a 15 point win over the Kangaroos, and the Magpies lost to the Power to end up finishing eighth on the AFL Ladder.
The Eagles have made four changes for this clash with Luke Foley, Will Schofield and Bailey J. Williams all being omitted from the side. Josh Rotham is out with an injury. They have four big ins for this clash with Jeremy McGovern Jack Redden, Luke Shuey and Jamie Cripps all coming back into the team.
For the Pies, Travis Varcoe and Tyler Brown have been omitted from the side. Darcy Cameron and Chris Mayne come back into the team.
Current Head to Head Odds
West Coast – $1.39
Collingwood – $3
The Eagles are one of the best sides in the AFL when they are at home, and the Pies have their work cut out for them in this clash. West Coast has a good record against the Pies in recent seasons and should get the job done at home in this clash.
The Pies do have some experienced players and will be competitive, but the players coming into the side for the Eagles will go a long way to winning this one. Eagles to get it done at home and advance to the second week of the finals.
Our Pick – West Coast (Win)
Player Prop – Shannon Hurn + 60.5 Fantasy Points
Hurn is an experienced finals campaigner and comes up against a Collingwood side that concedes the second most fantasy points to opposition defenders this season. He takes the majority of the Eagles kick-ins, and is averaging 84 Fantasy Points over his last three matches.
Player Prop – Adam Treloar + 80.5 Fantasy Points
Treloar had a poor game the last time he came up against the Eagles with just the 68 fantasy points. Has no trouble winning the football and has a season average of 88. Should be near this number if even if he gets a tag.
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