West Coast Eagles vs Port Adelaide - AFL - Betting Tips 19-04-2019

Published: 18.04.2019

Reigning AFL premiers the West Coast Eagles are starting to find some serious momentum. On Friday night, they’ll face their next test when they host Port Adelaide at Optus Stadium.

West Coast Eagles v Port Adelaide Preview

After slipping up in round one, the West Coast Eagles have won three straight games against tough opponents in GWS, Collingwood, and Fremantle. As they did last year, the Eagles are dominating their opponents for efficiency. After four matches, West Coast are ranked first in the AFL for effective disposal percentage (75.7%) and goal accuracy (55.7%).

Port Adelaide started the season with two straight wins, but the sting appears to have gone out with two straight losses to Brisbane and Richmond. The Power had no answer for Tom Lynch last weekend, with the Richmond big man kicking six goals including the sealer in the final minute. They’ll need to sort their defence out if they’re to have any chance of combatting Eagles talls Josh Kennedy, Jack Darling, and Oscar Allen.

West Coast v Port Adelaide Betting Tips

Form, history, and the line-ups all point to a comfortable Eagles victory. West Coast have won six of their last seven games over Port Adelaide. The Power are 0-2 at Optus Stadium, having lost to both the Eagles and Dockers at the new stadium last year. TopBetta is paying 2.12 for the Eagles at -31.5 points, and these are frankly very tempting odds.

In terms of scoring markets, this match presents an interesting battle between Port’s free-flowing football and West Coast’s stingy defence. The Eagles, led by chief interceptors Jeremy McGovern, and Tom Barrass, have the AFL’s #4 ranked defence at 71.5 points per game. Port have the #4 ranked attack (and the best of the bottom 10) with 89.3 points per game. If West Coast win, they’ll do so by strangling Port. bet365 is paying 2.00 for a total match score of 150 or less.

 

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