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West Coast Eagles vs North Melbourne Tips

  • Round 17 fixture will be held at Optus Stadium in Perth
  • The Eagles are out to snap a two-game slide
  • The bottom-ranked Kangaroos are coming off a loss

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The Eagles are determined to get back on track after getting a beating at the hands of the Swans last week. (Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)
A home game against North will be music to the ears of West Coast head coach Adam Simpson after his side was belted by 92 points against the Swans last week.

The Eagles managed only 26 points in the loss– their lowest total since 1992 – but this does look a nice bounce-back game for them against the current wooden spoon favourites.

North hasn’t won against the Eagles in Perth since 2014, but that isn’t to say they can’t give this game a red-hot crack.

Despite the fact the Roos have won only one of their last five, North has been playing some inspired footy of late with a draw against GWS and a fair effort against Brisbane during the same time frame.  

If North can start well like they did last week against the Bulldogs and carry that through the rest of the game, they might make a contest out of this.

Verdict

These two sides combined for only 83 points when they met last year on the Gold Coast, but it’s fair to say we might be in for a high-scoring game this time around with both teams ranking towards the top of the league in goals allowed.
 
As far as betting goes, West Coast should sense the importance of this game as they somehow remain in the eight, but the +26.5 line does look a little long based on recent efforts.

Best Bet: West Coast/Over 160.5 Result & Total Points @125 at BetMGM - 2 Units

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