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Collingwood vs West Coast Eagles Tips - Eagles to cover

  • Round 20 fixture scheduled at MCG on Saturday
  • The Eagles are coming off back-to-back wins
  • The Magpies have lost 2 in a row and 4 of 5
  • The Eagles beat the Magpies in Round 5
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The Eagles are out to beat the Magpies. (Will Russell/AFL Photos via Getty Images)
Back-to-back wins has all but shored up an AFL Finals spot for the Eagles (10-8, 40 points), now into $1.12 for the Top 8 with Palmerbet. 

However with a tough run to come (Melbourne, Fremantle and Brisbane), a win here is critical to relieve Adam Simpson from some late-season nerves. 

Strangely — especially for this time of the year — they’re almost rooted to seventh. An eight-point gap to the Swans in sixth, plus more than 20 percentage points, means it is their likely ceiling in the home-and-away season.

For the Pies (5-13, 20 points), a first wooden spoon since 1999 now looms as a genuine possibility. They have, however, won two of their last four against the Eagles, which were all in the cauldron that is Optus Stadium. 

Skipper Scott Pendlebury’s season-ending injury certainly doesn’t help their cause, but Chris Mayne (ankle), Josh Thomas (concussion), Will Hoskin-Elliott (back) and Will Kelly (quad) should all be available to return.

Verdict

We are backing the Eagles to cover the line.

Best Bet: West Coast -7.5 Line @-111.11 at BetMGM - 1 Unit

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