Essendon and West Coast will draw confidence from recent results at SCG, Adelaide Oval ahead of finals

AS THE clubs that finished seventh and eighth, it’s little surprise Essendon and West Coast will go into their respective finals as the underdogs.

But both teams have reason to believe they can topple their more favoured opponents. Just look at the history books — the recent ones, at least.

The Eagles not only defeated Port Adelaide at Adelaide Oval earlier this season, but have won five of their past six matches at the ground.

Essendon’s record at the SCG might not be as formidable.