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2021 AFL Round 21: West Coast vs Melbourne Preview & Betting Tips

August 9th 2021, 11:21am, By: Jake Smit

AFL Eagles vs Demons Betting Tips

Round 21 of the 2021 AFL season concludes on Monday night with a juicy fixture between West Coast and Melbourne. We bring you our best bets for the clash right here and wish you the best of luck if following!

Remember, you can check out our preview and tips for every game in Round 21 and beyond of the AFL season, just be sure to head to our AFL Betting Tips page for regular updates. 

AFL West Coast vs Melbourne Betting Tips

Optus Stadium, Monday 9th August 8:10pm (AEST)

West Coast and Melbourne have played each other in some crucially important games in recent seasons and this weekend will be no exception. Due to far better form this season, the Demons will start as the hot favourites to secure the win.

Match Prediction

West Coast suffered yet another upset loss when going down to the lowly Magpies last weekend. That loss was their third by 45+ points on the road this season, which has become a real concern for them as we approach finals. Regardless, the Eagles remain in seventh spot on the ladder and can all but sure up a finals spot with a win this weekend.

Melbourne were defeated for just the fourth time of the season in a wire-to-wire loss against the Bulldogs in Round 19, but were able to bounce back quickly with an emphatic 98-point win against the Suns last weekend. That 128 total was the highest of the season for the Demons so far and the fourth time they’ve been able to crack the ton. They remain firmly entrenched in the top four with three games to play.

West Coast have one of the smaller injury lists in the league with just three walk-up starters unavailable for selection; those being Tom Barrass, Luke Shuey and Liam Ryan. Likewise, the Demons have had a really good run with health this season and will only be without two starters in Adam Tomlinson and Jack Viney this weekend, with the latter missing through suspension.

The Demons have clearly been the better of the two teams this season and are also coming into this in the better form; however, the Eagles are always tough to beat on their home deck regardless of the situation and with this nearly being a must-win game for them, we expect the home side to be the hungrier team in this contest, which will give them every chance of causing an upset.


West Coast +15.5 (1 Unit)

$1.90

Same Game Multi

There’s plenty of value in the player markets in the final game of the round on Monday night. For the first of our three leg Same Game Multi we’ll be taking Angus Brayshaw to collect 15+ disposals, which he’s been able to do in each of his last eight games. Secondly, we’ll be taking Jack Redden to gather at least 20 disposals. Redden collected 20 touches in his return game last weekend to make it 15/16 games of 20+ disposals, with the only time below that mark coming in Round 16 when he got injured in the first half. Last but not least, we’ll be including Eagles small forward Jamie Cripps to kick at least one goal. Cripps has kicked eight goals in his last three games and has kicked at least one 13 times this year.

Angus Brayshaw 15+ Disposals
Jack Redden 20+ Disposals
Jamie Cripps Any Time Goal Scorer


WC vs MELB Same Game Multi

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Based on the South-West coast of Victoria, Jake has been an avid sports fanatic since he could walk. Aussie Rules, basketball, and soccer are his main three loves, but he's also got a soft spot for countless other sports.

Besides being a major contributor to our sports and fantasy content since 2017, Jake is our Content Manager & Editor and helps to plan and coordinate our team of writers every week. He's also one of the unlucky ones that is a keen Port Adelaide and Phoenix Suns fan, so go easy on him.

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