Have West Coast Eagles supporters recovered from last week’s game yet..?
The West Coast Eagles come into round 15 after suffering a horrid 28-point defeat at the hands of the Bombers last Thursday night. West Coast’s performance sparked criticism from basically the entire footy community, with many commentators/ AFL personalities expressing their feelings on social media over the last week. It wasn’t pretty, that’s for sure. The silver lining, they have nowhere to go but UP this week!
This weekend the Eagles head to Adelaide to take on the Crows and will be looking to bounce back in a big way. West Coast will still be without Jack Darling and Josh Kennedy and just to rub salt into the wounds, Mark LeCras is now sidelined with a wrist injury. Brendon Ah Chee and Brayden Ainsworth come into the side, while Jackson Nelson has been omitted. The past three games between these two teams have spookily been decided by a margin of 29 points. If we can expect another 29-point margin, here’s hoping it swings in the Eagles favour…
The Adelaide Crows have been having some issues of their own this season however, they should come into this round well rested after the bye. They have made a bunch of changes to their line-up this week, big names are out and big names are back in! Rory Sloane, Rory Laird, Luke Brown, Darcy Fogarty, Curtly Hampton and Cameron Ellis-Yolmen all come back into the squad. They return for Eddie Betts, Andy Otten and Sam Gibson who are out injured, and Rory Atkins, Myles Poholke and Patrick Wilson who have been omitted.
I’m tipping the West Coast Eagles to beat Adelaide by 5 points!
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