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

IN No change
IN Jamie Cripps
OUTJosh Hill
FB 49 Matt Dea 18 Michael Hurley 12 Mark Baguley
FF 36 Fraser McInnes 17 Josh J. Kennedy 14 Liam Duggan
HB 47 James Kelly 36 Michael Hartley 11 David Zaharakis
HF 4 Dom Sheed 27 Jack Darling 2 Mark Le Cras
C 3 Darcy Parish 7 Zach Merrett 9 Brendon Goddard
C 3 Andrew Gaff 11 Matt Priddis 7 Chris Masten
HF 17 James Stewart 26 Cale Hooker 33 Travis Colyer
HB 26 Sam Butler 20 Jeremy McGovern 6 Elliot Yeo
FF 43 A. McDonald-Tipungwuti 6 Joe Daniher 45 Conor McKenna
FB 5 Brad Sheppard 37 Thomas Barrass 25 Shannon Hurn

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 McGrath13821511
Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti991852221
Brendon Goddard14142810114
Cale Hooker8101881223
Conor McKenna12517412
Darcy Parish9817811
David Myers1192082
David Zaharakis22931871
Dyson Heppell1312256212
James Kelly131023105
James Stewart549261
Jobe Watson1119309151
Joe Daniher13518352325
Josh Green911022522
Mark Baguley18826142
Matt Dea96157131
Matthew Leuenberger6511339161
Michael Hartley1382113123
Michael Hurley1792691
Orazio Fantasia1021232232
Travis Colyer1642073611
Zach Merrett211637831

West Coast Eagles

Andrew Gaff13142744
Brad Sheppard10616113
Chris Masten717246151
Dom Sheed13518412
Elliot Yeo145195114
Fraser McInnes311144511
Jack Darling931271625
Jack Redden448316
Jamie Cripps527216
Jeremy McGovern85136441
Josh J. Kennedy6174121142
Kurt Mutimer921133
Liam Duggan861442161
Luke Shuey719263242
Mark Le Cras113145143
Matt Priddis101222616
Nathan Vardy6396221112
Sam Butler571232
Sam Mitchell1311243213
Shannon Hurn8917414
Sharrod Wellingham6511213
Thomas Barrass45931


  Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
5.2 (32) 12.8 (80) 16.10 (106) 19.11 (125)
West Coast
2.4 (16) 3.7 (25) 5.13 (43) 8.16 (64)