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  • Round 18 - 14:50 ACST, Jul 21, 2019
  • TIO Traeger Park
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Sunday 2:50 PMACST

TIO Traeger Park

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Form

16th Ladder Position 4th
5 Wins 11
11 Losses 5
80.3 % 113.3
1168 Points For 1352
1454 Points Against 1193
LWLWL Form LWWWL

Recent Encounters

Round Result Venue Replay
R9, 2019

West Coast Eagles 13.7 (85)

Melbourne9.15 (69)

OS Replay
R26, 2018

West Coast Eagles 18.13 (121)

Melbourne7.13 (55)

OS Replay
R22, 2018

West Coast Eagles 14.7 (91)

Melbourne16.12 (108)

OS Replay
R14, 2017

West Coast Eagles 14.12 (96)

Melbourne15.9 (99)

DS Replay
R18, 2016

West Coast Eagles 10.6 (66)

Melbourne8.12 (60)

DS Replay

Stats

365 Disposals 353
40 Clearances 40
58 Inside 50 49
152 Contested Possessions 137
61 Tackles 60
47 Hit-Outs 39
19 Free Kicks 19

* Season Averages

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Match preview: Melbourne v West Coast

Sarah Black  July 16, 2019 10:00 AM

The Eagles have won 11 of the past 13 clashes against the Demons

The Eagles have won 11 of the past 13 clashes against the Demons

Where and when: TIO Traeger Park, Sunday July 21, 2.50pm ACST

TV, radio and online: Click here for broadcast guide

What it means for Melbourne: There's still a small element of redemption at stake for Melbourne after being thumped by West Coast in last year's preliminary final. A top-four scalp would restore confidence after a rough season.

What it means for West Coast: The Eagles let one slip last week against Collingwood. With quite a few winnable games to come, Alice Springs could be the launching pad for a top-two finish.

The stat: Just five AFL games have been played at Traeger Park, featuring four sides: Melbourne (which has hosted all five), Port Adelaide (three), Gold Coast and Adelaide (one apiece). Sunday will be West Coast's first game at the venue.

The match-up: Steven May v Josh Kennedy

Having now played four games since returning from a long-term groin injury, May (No.294 in the AFL Player Ratings) is in hot form and is likely to take Kennedy (ranked 173) in a battle of the heavyweights.

It's a big week for: Angus Brayshaw

Has struggled this season, playing more on the wing rather than the middle of the ground and was limited to just 12 disposals against the Western Bulldogs by a corkie. Brayshaw had 37 last time he played in Alice Springs.

Big call: Jarrod Cameron will back up his impressive start to his career with a NAB Rising Star nomination against Melbourne.

Prediction: Eagles by 35 points

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