AFL Live Collingwood Magpies vs West Coast Eagles Stream AFL Football 2015 Online, AFL Round 16 Match will be kick off at Etihad Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Saturday 18 July 2015 online, 16.40 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
The West Coast Eagles are second on the ladder due to the easiest draw in the AFL and need to beat good sides to really dignify their finals credentials. They get that opportunity this week against a Collingwood side that has lost three in a row.
The Eagles have named an unchanged side for the first time since round 2, 2012. With Mitch Brown, Eric Mackenzie and Sam Butler the only best 22 members absent. Collingwood has made four changes with Levi Greenwood, Ben Kennedy, Paul Seedsman and Marley Williams all coming in. Taylor Adams (suspension), Tim Broomhead (injured), Jamie Elliot (back) and Darcy Moore (omitted) all out. They join Ben Reid and Brent Macaffer as first choice members missing.
The Collingwood Magpies are seventh on the ladder having dropped three straight games by a combined total of 20-points. The rank third for points scored and sixth for least points against this season. Collingwood have a 1-4 (2-3 against the line) record against top eight teams this year. The Eagles are second on the ladder having won 11 of their 14 games this year and four in a row. They are second in points scored and third for least points against this season. They are 2-2 both head to head and against the line vs teams in the eight this season.
Collingwood has played West Coast 45 times with it the ledger all squared at 22-22 with one draw. Collingwood has won ten of their past 12 matches against the Eagles. Since 2010, Collingwood is 7-2 (4-5 against the line) vs the Eagles. The Eagles are 9-8 (10-7 against the line) when playing away from Perth in 2014-15 and 6-6 (5-7 against the line) at Etihad Stadium since the start of 2012. Collingwood is 13-5 (8-10 against the line) at Etihad Stadium since the start of 2010. Six of their last eight match-ups have totalled under 184.5 points though the last two have eclipsed 191-points. The Eagles are 3-3 (but 1-5 against the line) when starting as favourite at Etihad Stadium since the start of 2013.
The Wolf likes the Eagles to continue their hot streak and take care of business against the Pies. They have an advantage in the middle and without Jamie Elliot, a lot rests on the shoulders of Travis Cloke. Jeremy McGovern should take care of Cloke and thus severely limit Collingwood’s ability to kick a winning score. The Eagles seemed to have found the recipe for big scores reently with Kennedy, Darling, LeCras and Hill contributing up forward whilst Yeo, Gaff, Shuey and Cripps have all regularly hit the scoreboard. Their game is built on team defence and they look to have too many weapons for the Pies to handle.
B: T.Langdon, N.Brown, M.Williams
HB: A.Toovey, J.Frost, T.Varcoe
C: A.Oxley, D.Swan, S.Sidebottom
HF: B.Kennedy, J.White, A.Fasolo
F: J.Blair, T.Cloke, B.Grundy
Foll: J.Witts, L.Greenwood, S.Pendlebury
Inter: P.Seedsman, B.Maynard, J.De Goey, J.Crisp
Emer: M.Scharenberg, D.Moore, S.Dwyer
In: L.Greenwood, B.Kennedy, P.Seedsman, M.Williams
Out: T.Adams (suspension), T.Broomhead (shoulder), J.Elliott (back), D.Moore
West Coast Eagles:
B: S.Hurn, W.Schofield, B.Sheppard
HB: X.Ellis, J.McGovern, S.Wellingham
C: E.Yeo, M.Priddis, M.Rosa
HF: J.Hill, J.Darling, C.Masten
F: M.LeCras, J.Kennedy, C.Sinclair
Foll: N.Naitanui, L.Shuey, A.Gaff
Inter: J.Cripps, M.Hutchings, S.Selwood, D.Sheed
Emer: B.Colledge, F.McInnes, L.Duggan