Watch St Kilda Saints vs West Coast Eagles Live Stream - Saturday 10 April 08:35

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Saturday 10 April 08:35

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West Coast will be looking to get the monkey off their back and win a game against a quality team in Melbourne in 2021, and this is a big chance for them to check the box, as St Kilda have question marks of their own to answer.  The Eagles showed yet again how good they can be in Perth, belting Port Adelaide, but following their loss to the Dogs in round 2 in Melbourne, will be itching to put on a good performance here, and enhance their $8 title odds.  St Kilda were obliterated by Essendon, losing by 75 points last weekend, which will no doubt have caused some hard-yard training sessions, to ensure their season does not completely derail here, they are still seen as $34 chances to raise their flag.  Wind will persist and hinder the players at other games in Victoria on Saturday, as will rain, but not this one as they have the luxury of closing the roof at Marvel Stadium, providing a perfect playing environment.

St Kilda will rest their hopes on a huge inclusion, that of Rowan Marshall at ruck, to nullify the affect of elite start Naitanui for the Eagles, as both have a personal rivalry from recent matches.  Also entering the Saints squad for this game are Bytel and Jim Webster, with the former playing from the bench, and Webster slotting into the half back flank role.  The Eagles are showing their strength of depth, when Shuey a key small man is injured and they can call on 2nd generation star Jake Waterman, who starts on the bench, while Zac Langdon is probably set to be renamed as the medical substitute after being omitted from the original squad.

West Coast have made a habit of beating St Kilda in recent years, after a war of words erupted last season between the Ruckmen, only to see an amazing effort from Naitanui to lift his team to a 15 point win in 2020.  The previous games between the Eagles and Saints in 2019 and 2018, were tightly contested but wins for the Eagles by two or three goals in each.  West Coast are tipped to do the job in similar fashion, as they are -14.5 points in the handicap line markets, while they are $1.45 favourites and St Kilda are at a loveless position of $2.75, despite the obvious advantage of the game being in Melbourne.

PREDICTION: West Coast by 20.

BETTING TIP: $2.05 is worthwhile when betting West Coast to win by 1-39.

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