2020 AFL – Brisbane Lions vs West Coast Eagles Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Brisbane Lions vs West Coast Eagles taking place? Saturday 20th June, 2020 – 10:40 (UK)

Where is Brisbane Lions vs West Coast Eagles taking place? Gabba, Brisbane

What television channel is Brisbane Lions vs West Coast Eagles on? In the UK, five matches each week will be televised on BT Sport and you can see their schedule here. For the TV channel in Australia, visit this link

Where can I stream Brisbane Lions vs West Coast Eagles? If the match is televised in the UK, then BT Sport subscribers will be able to stream it live via BT Sport Player. Additionally, those with a Watch AFL subscription can stream any 2020 AFL match live (outside of Australia). Those in Australia can stream any match live via AFL Live Pass

Where can I get tickets for Brisbane Lions vs West Coast Eagles? Click here for ticket information on 2020 AFL matches

THE TEAM NEWS

BRISBANE LIONS

  • Brisbane Lions put the disappointment of their Round 1 loss to Hawthorn behind them as they overcame Fremantle in a competitive contest last week and they will be confident of further success here.
  • They host West Coast Eagles and the home advantage for the Lions will be partly why they will believe they can back-up last week’s win having won 10 of their 11 home matches during the regular season last time around.
  • The Lions have been forced into one change for this game with ruckman Stefan Martin ruled out with knee soreness so Archie Smith receives a call-up while captain Dayne Zorko will need to pass a late fitness test to feature.

WEST COAST EAGLES

  • There was a huge boilover in Gold Coast last week as West Coast Eagles suffered the ignominy of falling to defeat against the Suns as they claimed their first win in over a year.
  • In the huge upset, the Eagles put in a very poor display as they were on the end of a big loss with the Suns running out 90-46 winners with massive improvements needed here, especially after scoring just 11 second half points.
  • Despite that shock loss, the Eagles have made just two changes this week with Jackson Nelson omitted while Jeremy McGovern is banned so Josh Rotham and Will Schofield come into the side.

THE PREDICTION

West Coast Eagles became the first team to lose to Gold Coast Suns in 20 matches and they will be desperate to right the wrongs of that performance but they face a tough task as they travel to face Brisbane Lions. The hosts were brilliant on home soil last season and started this year in similar form as they beat Fremantle and although they can expect a response from the Eagles, the Lions should be able to win this.

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