Collingwood vs West Coast Eagles - AFL - Betting Tips 06-04-2019
It seems like only yesterday Dom Sheed coolly slotted a drop punt from the pocket to win the 2018 AFL premiership for West Coast. On Saturday night, Collingwood get a chance to atone for last year’s grand final when they play West Coast at the MCG.
Collingwood v West Coast Betting Preview
Collingwood put in as dominant display as any we saw from them last year when they dismantled Richmond last Thursday night. The Pies had 165 more touches than the Tigers, yet somehow laid 27 more tackles and had nine fewer turnovers. Jordan de Goey may finally have announced himself, kicking five goals. Making things even scarier for their opposition: Taylor Adams is likely to return this week.
Like Collingwood, West Coast started season 2019 with a loss but bounced back by thrashing high-quality opposition in round two. The Eagles made GWS look second rate on Saturday, leading at every change to round out 52-point winners. Their game style was in many ways the opposite of Collingwood’s, losing the inside 50s and contested possessions but scoring from more than half of their forward entries. Andrew Gaff will return for the Eagles after serving his eight-game suspension from last year.
“I can’t wait to be a part of game day with the boys again. I can’t wait to get on with it and hopefully contribute to getting a win with the boys against Collingwood.” Gaff— West Coast Eagles (@WestCoastEagles) 1 April 2019
Collingwood v West Coast Betting Tips
Grand final replays are hard to predict, with the premiers and runners-ups splitting these matches 5-5 in the last 10 years. Given the closeness between these two teams in last year’s granny and elimination final, it’s probably better to predict this game on current form. Both sides looked great last week, but the Pies somehow looked better and are right to be -16.5 in line betting at MadBookie.
West Coast lead 3-2 head-to-head in the last five encounters, with an average final margin of 17 points and only one match decided by more than 20 points. Margin betting always provides good value for punters, and bet365 is paying 2.00 for Collingwood by 1-39 and 3.00 for West Coast by 1-39 on Saturday night.