2020 AFL – Richmond vs West Coast Eagles Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Richmond vs West Coast Eagles taking place? Thursday 27th August, 2020 – 10:10 (UK)

Where is Richmond vs West Coast Eagles taking place? Metricon Stadium, Carrara

What television channel is Richmond 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 Richmond 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 Richmond vs West Coast Eagles? Click here for ticket information on 2020 AFL matches

THE TEAM NEWS

RICHMOND

  • Richmond made it back-to-back successes but the reigning premiers did not have it all their own way in their win over Essendon last week, although they sit on the cusp of the top four following that victory.
  • The Tigers were on top throughout the contest but never really did enough to convincingly put the Bombers away with the margin of victory ending at 12 in the 61-73 win.
  • Richmond have opted to hand a debut to Thomson Dow for this fixture with Toby Nankervis also returning to the side in place of the dropped Mabior Chol and injured Sydney Stack.

WEST COAST EAGLES

  • West Coast Eagles were able to continue their magnificent run of form as they secured an eight consecutive victory and they will hope to really lay down a marker for their intentions this season as they take on reigning premiers Richmond.
  • The Eagles were impressive once again as they defeated GWS Giants and built their success on a strong first quarter in which they developed a 26-point advantage before seeing that out to win 61-49.
  • Despite that success, the Eagles have been hit by a double injury blow ahead of this contest with Jackson Nelson and Oscar Allen both ruled out with Mark Hutchings coming into the line-up along with Bailey J. Williams who will debut.

THE PREDICTION

West Coast Eagles are the form side in the AFL but this is a major test for them as they bid to extend their winning streak to nine matches. They take on defending premiers Richmond in what appears to be a mouth-watering contest with just two competitions points separating the two teams on the ladder. The Tigers have won their last two and four of their last five but the Eagles will take some toppling here and although they are the underdogs, it is the side from the West Coast that can make a big statement here.

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