2020 AFL – West Coast Eagles vs Richmond Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is West Coast Eagles vs Richmond taking place? Saturday 4th July, 2020 – 04:45 (UK)

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

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

THE TEAM NEWS

WEST COAST EAGLES

  • West Coast Eagles’ poor start to the AFL season continued as they suffered their third consecutive loss with Port Adelaide Power and they now come into this game with Sydney Swans under plenty of pressure.
  • In a shortened season, it is particularly important that losing streaks are kept to a minimum but the Eagles will find it difficult to respond to a fourth straight loss on the back of a big loss against the Power who won all four quarters.
  • Having struggled to score points in what has been a theme of their year so far, the Eagles will change things up here with Lewis Jetta and Tom Hickey dropped while Jarrod Brander is injured and Will Schofield banned so Jackson Nelson, Jake Waterman, Jeremy McGovern and Oscar Allen come into the side.

RICHMOND

  • Richmond’s defence of their title has not started well and they are now without a win in their last three matches after they suffered a second consecutive defeat in their clash with St. Kilda last week.
  • The Tigers were underwhelming yet again and were beaten in all four quarters of the contest with big improvements needed if they are to get out of their slump in what could be a tricky game against West Coast Eagles.
  • There are four changes to the Tigers’ side this week, two enforced because of injuries to Sam Naismith and Callum Sinclair while Lewis Taylor and Robbie Fox are dropped so Colin O’Riordan, Lewis Melican, Ryan Clarke and Sam Gray receive call-ups.

THE PREDICTION

West Coast Eagles and Richmond have both started the season poorly but something will have to give as they face-off on the Gold Coast. The reigning premiers will be desperate to put a winning run together after failing to win their last three while the Eagles have lost three in a row with some poor performances with the ball. The Eagles have scored no more than 51 points in each of their first four games and until that figure improves, they are likely to struggle with the Tigers able to win this one.

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