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Round 23 Preview Claremont v West Perth

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 2:23 PM
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By Dan Scamozzi

It’s a simple equation when seventh-placed Claremont host sixth-placed West Perth at Claremont Oval in the final round of the home-and-away season on Saturday.

Win, and the Tigers are still a chance of finishing in fifth position and qualifying for finals, providing Subiaco defeat fifth-placed East Perth.

The Tigers are currently one win and 3.06% outside the top five, while the Falcons will also be aiming to keep their finals chances alive.

The Tigers will enter the game full of confidence after defeating Swans by 24 points in round 22, and aim to record consecutive wins for the first time since rounds 13-14.

The Tigers and Falcons met at the same venue back in round 14, with Claremont prevailing by two points in a game decided after the final siren.

WHERE AND WHEN:

Claremont Oval, Saturday, August 26, 2.10pm.

Reserves: 11.25am.

Colts: 8.55am.

TV AND RADIO:

Can't make it to the game? Channel 7 will be televising the game LIVE from 2.00pm, or you can download the WAFL App and listen via Footy Radio on your phone.

HEAD-TO-HEAD:

Played: 265.

Claremont: 110.

West Perth: 154.

Draws: 1.

TALKING POINTS:

  1. Calling on the Tiger army. More than any other time this season, the team needs your support. The club encourages ALL Claremont members and supporters to attend the game, turn the venue into a fortress and cheer the mighty Tigers to victory.
  2. Six of the last seven games between the Tigers and Falcons have been decided by 10 points or less. With so much at stake, another thriller could be on the cards.
  3. In 2015, Claremont entered the final round of the home-and-away season needing to defeat West Perth to finish in the top five, which they did. Will history repeat itself?