Geelong Cats v West Coast Eagles - AFL Betting Tips 28-04-2019

Published: 25.04.2019

Round five of the 2019 AFL season will take place across five days from Anzac Day Eve through to Sunday. The Anzac Day matches will be the most hyped, but we’ll be waiting till Sunday afternoon for the match of the round – Geelong v West Coast at GMHBA Stadium.

Geelong v West Coast AFL Preview

After his team’s first loss of the season in round four, Geelong coach Chris Scott made the decision to move captain Joel Selwood from the wing back to his usual position in the centre square. The move appeared to pay off against Hawthorn on Easter Monday, with Selwood having 32 touches to lead Geelong to victory. Things were working up forward too, where Gary Rohan had his best match in Geelong colours with four goals and Gary Ablett turned back the clock with three goals and a Mark of the Year contender.

 

Chris Scott will spend the week looking at videos of Port Adelaide’s win over West Coast, after the Power figured out a way to beat the reigning premiers. The problem for Scott is that the Power did the job in the wet, while the forecast is showing it’ll be a clear day in Geelong on Sunday. If it stays dry, get set for a fascinating battle between the two midfields.

Geelong v West Coast Betting Tips

The Eagles face possibly their toughest test for the season in Geelong, where they have lost five straight games. Geelong rarely lose at home to anyone – their round four slip-up to GWS notwithstanding – and look to be in their best form in years thanks to an injection of youth to go with all their experienced stars. Geelong are the rightful favourites here, and punters may want to consider Palmerbet’s offer of 2.12 on the Cats to win by 1-39 points.

Neds, bet365, and Unibet will release more betting odds, including scoring markets, in the days leading up to Sunday’s match.