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West Coast Eagles vs Melbourne Demons Tips - Eagles tipped to cover line
- Round 21 fixture is set at Optus Stadium on Monday
- The Eagles lost in the last round
- The Demons beat the Suns in their last game
The Eagles are expected to cover the line against the Demons. (Darrian Traynor/Getty Images)
Two wins from their last five games has left the Eagles in a vicarious position with less than a month to play.
West Coast is desperately clinging to its spot inside the eight after suffering a demoralising loss to Collingwood last week, and they won’t feel particularly good about Monday’s game against a Demons team that just belted the Suns by 98 points.
Melbourne also has a lot to play if they hope to secure a top two spot.
The Dees sit two points behind Geelong and the Bulldogs in third, making this a must-win game as they venture to Perth for the first time all season.
Simon Goodwin’s side has been very tough to beat on the road this year, but the fact they’ve lost their last three games against West Coast in Perth dating back to 2018 is worth factoring in.
The Eagles aren’t used to playing as the underdog at home, and there is a bit to like about them after coming under fire all week for their lazy effort against Collingwood last Sunday.
Adam Simpson has plenty to mull over during the week in regards to selections, but with their spot in the eight on the line and a crowd also expected, the Eagles keeping this game close isn’t as absurd as it might seem.