Where and when: Optus Stadium. Saturday, August 1 (6.10pm AWST)
TV: Live on 7 mate, Fox Footy, Kayo and the official AFL app
What it means for the Eagles: West Coast will become the first team to register five-straight wins in 2020 if they prevail against Geelong tomorrow night. A victory over the Cats would also catapult the Eagles into the top four and have them hot on the heels of ladder leaders Port Adelaide.
The stat: AFL numbers guru @sirswampthing dropped a great stat on Twitter earlier this week, revealing that Geelong have now won their past 20 games after playing a game in Perth following their win against Fremantle on Monday. Here’s hoping that streak comes to an end on Saturday night!
The matchup: Elliot Yeo v Patrick Dangerfield
Two midfield juggernauts will collide when Yeo and Dangerfield lock horns on Saturday night. Yeo has hit top form recently, averaging 21 disposals, 7.6 clearances and 4.75 tackles per outing across the past four weeks. Dangerfield has also been in ominous form this year. He is currently ranked second in the AFL for total centre clearances, third for total inside 50s and fifth in total contested possessions. Yeo has previously tagged Dangerfield to nullify his influence and that might be the case again this week if the 2016 Brownlow medallist gets off the chain at Optus Stadium.
It’s a big week for: Tim Kelly
Saturday night’s blockbuster bout with Geelong will be a special one for Kelly, who takes on his old side for the first time since arriving at West Coast. The 26-year-old will be determined to put on a show against the Cats and form suggests he’ll do just that. Kelly has been in superb touch recently and is coming into the contest with confidence after amassing 29 disposals, six clearances and six inside 50s in a dominant display against Collingwood last Sunday.
Big call: Jarrod Cameron revels in the Saturday night spotlight and kicks three goals.