19.11 (125)
West Coast
8.16 (64)
Etihad Stadium


Essendon appear to be flying high. Their performance against the Cats last weekend was particularly impressive. The Eagles managed to scrape home against the fast-finishing Bulldogs, in what was an important win.

There has been a lot said about West Coast’s problems at the MCG, however, Eithad is a different story. They have won three of their past four games at the ground, including a win over North Melbourne earlier this year.

The result of this game could hinge on the performances of the two big forwards. Joe Daniher was amazing last week, but can still be inconsistent at times, while Josh Kennedy’s inaccuracy (six behinds) almost cost the Eagles in round eight.

Tip: Eagles by 21

Team Line-Ups

Team Stats

453 Disposals 334
143 Contested Possessions 112
272 Kicks 179
181 Handballs 155
18 Free Kicks 15
34 Clearances 28
18 Centre Clearances 10
16 Stoppages 18
49 Inside 50 48
152 Marks 88
12 Marks in 50 12
10 Contested Marks 9
68 Tackles 73
44 Hit-Outs 32

Player Stats

Essendon Bombers

Andrew McGrath138215010100
Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti99185020221
Brendon Goddard14142810011400
Cale Hooker810188012023
Conor McKenna125174001200
Darcy Parish98178000110
David Myers119208000200
David Zaharakis229318000701
Dyson Heppell1312256021200
James Kelly13102310000500
James Stewart5492000610
Jobe Watson1119309001501
Joe Daniher135183523250
Josh Green91102020522
Mark Baguley1882614000200
Matt Dea96157010310
Matthew Leuenberger651133901610
Michael Hartley1382113012300
Michael Hurley179269000100
Orazio Fantasia102123020232
Travis Colyer164207003611
Zach Merrett2116378030100

West Coast Eagles

Andrew Gaff1314274000400
Brad Sheppard106161010300
Chris Masten717246001501
Dom Sheed135184010200
Elliot Yeo145195011400
Fraser McInnes311144510100
Jack Darling93127001625
Jack Redden4483001600
Jamie Cripps5272001600
Jeremy McGovern85136404100
Josh Kennedy6174121142
Kurt Mutimer92113000300
Liam Duggan86144021601
Luke Shuey719263020402
Mark LeCras113145001403
Matt Priddis1012226001600
Nathan Vardy63962211120
Sam Butler57123000200
Sam Mitchell1311243021300
Shannon Hurn89174010400
Sharrod Wellingham65112013000
Thomas Barrass4593000100