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2021 AFL Round 9: West Coast vs Adelaide Preview & Betting Tips

May 15th 2021, 11:35pm, By: Billy Bestford

AFL Eagles vs Crows Betting Tips

West Coast will welcome the Crows across to Perth as they look to continue their recent good run of form. The Crows come into this off the back of thumping in the local derby against Port Adelaide and they have now lost four straight matches. The Eagles continue to trend in the right direction and sit 7th on the ladder while Adelaide will need to lift as they look to move into the top half of the competition ladder.

 

AFL West Coast vs Adelaide Betting Tips

Optus Stadium, Sunday  4.40pm (AEST)

Match Prediction

The Eagles come into this off the back of a very good win over Hawthorn in Melbourne and now return back to Perth where they have a great record. They have been in strong form recently, string together wins over Fremantle and Hawthorn and this looks another very winnable match for them.

Things are starting to get desperate for the Crows, having lost four straight, with a few of those absolute thumpings. They face the toughest away trip in the competition having to fly to Perth to take on the Eagles infront of a packed out home crowd. Their issues are compounded with Tex Walker being rested for today’s game and it’s a struggle to see how they will score enough points to compete.

Their goal scoring woes are clearly an issue, having only scored 77 points across their last two matches. Their entry kicks into the forward 50 just haven’t been clinical enough and opposition defence have been eating them alive.

The Eagles have been led by huge performances from Andrew Gaff and Tim Kelly recently and I don’t see any reason why the Crows can put a stop to that. The Eagles have been dominant against Adelaide in recent times and there are just too many things against this visiting side to give them a chance today.


West Coast 40+ (2 Units)

$1.83

Eagles Prop

Jack Darling just keeps kicking goals and I can’t see any reason as to why he won’t have another big day here. He loves playing here at home, having kicked 3+ goals five of the last six times he has played here. The Crows have struggled in defence and Darling will be causing all sorts of issue up top.


Darling 3+ Goals

$1.62

Crows Prop

Rory Laird continues to lead the way for the Crows and is the go to man in their depleted midfield at the moment. Comes into this after a monster game last week with 36 touches. Should see plenty of ball yet again and looks the safe play for the Crows prop.


Laird 30+ Disp.

$1.91

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