How to watch West Coast Eagles vs Essendon Bombers AFL live and free
The AFL's race to the finish gathers pace with another cluster of games, including West Coast against the Bombers. This is how to watch.
West Coast were on an impressive run of form prior to last weekend's defeat to Richmond. That result dropped the Eagles to fifth on the competitive top end of the ladder. They will be chasing a strong win here to reignite their top-four hopes.
While the Eagles are trying to position themselves for a shot at another flag, Essendon are scratching and clawing to stay in the play-off hunt. Their comeback win over Hawthorn last time out was their first victory in six games and just kept them in the hunt for the top eight.
When is West Coast vs Essendon?
The opening bounce is at 8:10pm AEST at the Gabba in Brisbane on Tuesday 1 September. It is one of two Tuesday night fixtures as round 15 of the 2020 AFL draw gets underway.
How to watch West Coast vs Essendon
Channel 7 and Foxtel have rights to broadcast AFL matches in Australia. If you are in Western Australia, you can catch the Eagles on free-to-air TV. But if you are in Victoria or anywhere else in the country, you need access to Fox Footy.
Outside WA, Foxtel iQ, Foxtel Now and Kayo Sports are your options for this big showdown. There is also Watch AFL if you are overseas. To help your decision-making process, you can read our comparison of Kayo vs Foxtel. We also have a full guide to the AFL season here.
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Stream West Coast vs Essendon on Kayo Sports
Kayo Sports is the only way to get Fox Sports without Foxtel. If you are yet to check it out, Kayo has a 14-day free trial. After that, a Basic subscription is $25/month to watch on 2 screens or $35/month for a third screen. You can see more in our Kayo review.
The streaming service also has a wide range of special features. There is SplitView, which lets you watch up to four sports at once on the same screen. No Spoilers, Key Moments and Interactive Stats are also options.
Kayo broadcasts more than 50 sports, including a wide variety of timeless content. It is compatible with Macs and PCs, plus iOS and Android devices, Chromecast, Apple TV, Android TV, Telstra TV, Sony Bravia TV and Samsung TV (2017 or later).
Who will win Eagles vs Bombers?
West Coast had a chance to solidify a top-four spot before last week's clash with reigning premiers Richmond. But a 27-point loss left them needing a strong finish to the season to give themselves the best chance of another premiership.
The Bombers were in all sorts of trouble at half-time of their match-up with Hawthorn, but roared back with help from returning key forward Joe Daniher to stay alive. Sitting 11th, they really need to beat West Coast to stay in the hunt. But we don't see it happening, the Eagles should record a comfortable win here.
Image source: Kayo Sports website
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