In the second Saturday game in Round 14 of the 2022 AFL season, the Eagles will face the Cats in Perth. Check out our best plays for this interesting matchup here!
As always, we’ve got you covered with a full preview and betting tips for the game and don’t forget to check out our AFL Tips page, where you can check out our coverage of all the Round 14 action.
West Coast vs Geelong Betting Tips
Optus Stadium, Saturday 18e June 4:35 PM (AEST)
Injuries: Oscar Allen (foot), Tom Cole (ankle), Luke Edwards (groin), Tom Joyce (ankle), Zac Langdon (ankle), Nic Naitanui (knee), Xavier O’Neill (knee), Zane Trew (knee )
The Eagles have been the most unlucky of all injured teams this season. They are left without superstar Nic Naitanui who has a knee injury, as well as four or five others who could be on their best team.
There is no dancing around it, 2022 has been a terrible year for the Eagles on all fronts. Their only win to date was against the Magpies in Round 4, which was one of only three games in which they have not conceded more than 100 points this season. The Eagles face off at the last spot on the ladder, fighting the kangaroos for the wooden spoon.
Injuries: Jack Henry (foot), Jon Ceglar (foot), Patrick Dangerfield (calf), Max Holmes (ankle), Flynn Kroeger (wrist), Brandan Parfitt (hand), Esava Ratugolea (ankle), Sam Simpson (concussion)
The Cats have a growing list of injuries, which is a little concerning. Patrick Dangerfield, Brandan Parfitt, Jack Henry, Max Holmes and Esava Ratugolea are all the top 22 players unavailable this weekend for various reasons.
Geelong has had a fairly productive and consistent campaign thus far going into this round with a three-game winning streak. They are one of only three teams to have not lost two games in a row this season and that is one of the reasons they were fourth on the ladder that came in this weekend. The Cats were impressive in their win over the Dogs last weekend and have the chance to win four times if they travel to Perth.
The Eagles enter this game with an equal club-record eight-game losing streaks, and seven of those losses have increased by more than 50 points, showing where they stand today. They also face an opponent they’ve lost by 58+ points twice in their last four encounters, which spells disaster in my book. The Eagles may have a few key players this weekend, but I still don’t see them putting up much of a fight against the Cats on this occasion.
Geelong Cats -39.5 (1.5 UNITS)
Tyson Stengle is running a fantastic campaign for the Cats and regularly hits the scoreboard. He has scored 18 goals from his last eight games and is again good value for multiple goals here.
Tyson Stengle 2+ Goals ($1.67 Ladbrokes)
Jeremy Cameron is having a great season with the Cattery and is in prolific goalkeeping form. He has scored 13 goals in his last three games and will be licking his lips at the prospect of taking on an Eagles outfit that has lost more than 105 points in seven of their last eight games.
Jeremy Cameron 3+ Goals ($1.80 Ladbrokes)
Mark O’Connor usually gets a tagging role, but I suspect he’s getting a little more freedom this weekend. He has averaged a tick below 14 disposals per game this season and should be able to get a few more than usual against the Eagles.
Mark O’Connor Selling 15+ ($2.20 Ladbrokes)