Monday’s only AFL Round 10 match is between West Coast Eagles and Richmond Tigers with the game to be played at Patersons Stadium. The opening bounce is set to commence at 5:40pm local time and 7:40pm AEST with home team West Coast Eagles currently holding favouritism. View our AFL live scores, odds and results for the game between West Coast Eagles and Richmond Tigers.
WHERE AND WHEN: Patersons Stadium, Monday 3rd June, 5:40pm
Opening odds comparison:
|West Coast Eagles||1.28||1.26||1.27||1.26||1.28||1.29|
The last game of the round is between West Coast and Richmond, kicking off on Monday at Patersons Stadium at 5.40pm. The Eagles are favourites to take this one out, after beating the Giants by 100 points last round. In contrast, Richmond were beaten easily by the Bombers last week and look to be lacking in the confidence stakes. The Tigers have sufferend a lot of criticism during the week, however, and will be doing everything they can to put some points on the board. When you take recent form and the home ground advantage into the equation, however, it is almost impossible to go past the Eagles as they try to make it five in a row.
West Coast Eagles:
B: Eric Mackenzie, Darren Glass, Sam Butler
HB: Shannon Hurn, Mitchell Brown, Matt Rosa
C: Andrew Gaff, Scott Selwood, Daniel Kerr
HF: Mark LeCras, Jack Darling, Chris Masten
F: Dean Cox, Josh Kennedy, Josh Hill
Foll: Nic Naitanui, Matt Priddis, Luke Shuey
Int (from): Patrick McGinnity, Mark Hutchings, Brad Sheppard, Andrew Embley, Bradd Dalziell, Adam Selwood, Jacob Brennan
In: A.Selwood, P.McGinnity, A.Embley
B: Steven Morris, Alex Rance, Bachar Houli
HB: Chris Newman, Troy Chaplin, Nick Vlastuin
C: Shaun Grigg, Trent Cotchin, Daniel Jackson
HF: Sam Lonergan, Shane Edwards, Jake King
F: Ty Vickery, Jack Riewoldt, Dustin Martin
Foll: Ivan Maric, Brett Deledio, Nathan Foley
Int (from): Aaron Edwards, Matt White, Matthew Arnot, Brad Helbig, Jake Batchelor, Matt Dea, David Astbury
In: A.Edwards, D.Astbury, M.Arnot, M.Dea, B.Helbig
Eagles eager to crash into AFL top four
With their shaky start to the year now behind them, West Coast have set their sights on barging into the AFL’s top four by season’s end.
The Eagles’ top-four hopes appeared dead in the water after they slumped to a 1-4 start to the year.
Four straight wins have since catapulted them back to within striking distance of fourth spot, with winnable games against Richmond and St Kilda to come over the next fortnight.
However, West Coast’s true test will arrive after their round-12 bye, when they take on powerhouses Hawthorn (away), Essendon (home), Adelaide (away), Fremantle and Sydney (home) in a season-defining stretch of games.
Worsfold believes his team are good enough to match it with the competition’s best, but says a top-four spot won’t be handed to them on a silver platter.
“We want to play good enough footy to say we’re one of the top-four teams in the comp going into a finals series,” Worsfold said.
“So to do that you’ve got to perform like a top-four team. They don’t just hand it to you because of what you say. You earn it, and we want to try and earn that spot.
“We’ve got to play some good footy throughout the remainder of the year to do that.”
West Coast vice-captain Beau Waters (quad) and veteran Adam Selwood (quad) are both a chance to return for Monday night’s clash with Richmond at Patersons Stadium.
Veteran wingman Andrew Embley is also in the selection mix after making it through a series of WAFL hit-outs.
Both Richmond and West Coast boast 5-4 records, but Worsfold is definitely not a believer in eight-point games.