Australian Football League Live Fremantle Dockers vs Gold Coast Suns Stream AFL 2016 Seasons Week 02 math will be kick off at Domain Stadium, Western Australia, Australia, Saturday 02 April 2016 online, 07.35 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
Fremantle are aiming to bounce back after being out-worked and out-gunned against the Western Bulldogs, while Gold Coast started their year with an easy 10 goal win against the depleted Dons.
Ross Lyon hasn’t sat on his hands after his side was humiliated in Round 1, sending three players back to the WAFL – Jonathon Griffin, Tendai Mzungu and Matt Taberner. Aaron Sandilands will be a welcome sight for the Freo midfielders, and Michael Johnson and Alex Pearce will help shore up the defence. Gold Coast has lost Touk Miller and Matt Rosa to injury, but replaces them with Kade Kolodjashnij and Brandon Matera, which should result in no net loss or gain.
Fremantle embarrassed themselves in Round 1, in what was their worst performance under Ross Lyon. No-one saw it coming given they were undefeated in the NAB Challenge, but despite all the talk of extra scoring, they still couldn’t top 100 points in that series, and they recorded the lowest score in Round 1. Gold Coast were fortunate to be handed Essendon first-up, and they played pleasant football without ever truly inspiring. It was a nice way to get four points, but they’ll need to step it up this week.
Fremantle has never lost to Gold Coast, assembling a 5-0 record having only played each other once a season since the Suns inception. Fremantle has won with scores of less than 100 in the last four of these matches, and each of these games has become lower scoring than the last. Gold Coast were the worst team in the league at covering their line bet in 2015. Fremantle were equal first for total match scores being under the given point spread, which is no surprise given how notoriously low scoring their matches were.
Last week in a 60pt loss, four Essendon players managed 115+ AFL Fantasy point against the Suns so watch out for Lachie Neale ($7) to go bananas. He carves up teams like this and will blast a huge one on Saturday night. Nat Fyfe should bounce back after his poor opening round that only saw him find the ball 15 times. He’s paying a juicy $2.50 to find the ball 30 times and an amazing $8 to lead group A.
Fremantle are expected to win back at home after what should prove to be an aberration in Round 1. However, there are question marks over whether the free-running football we’ve seen so far in 2016 will see them left behind unless they change the way they play – something Ross Lyon sides seldom do. There has been a trickle of money for Gold Coast this week, in anticipation of the young Suns running the older Dockers off their feet on the big ground at Subiaco. The return of Sandilands to give Nat Fyfe, David Mundy and Lachie Neale first use of the ball ahead of Gary Ablett will be crucial, and Fremantle have enough weapons forward of centre to get it done.
B Garrick Ibbotson, Zac Dawson, Lee Spurr
HB Stephen Hill, Michael Johnson, Tommy Sheridan
C Cameron Sutcliffe, David Mundy, Danyle Pearce
HF Lachie Neale, Matthew Pavlich, Nat Fyfe
F Michael Walters, Chris Mayne, Hayden Ballantyne
FOL Aaron Sandilands, Michael Barlow, Nick Suban
I/C Lachie Weller, Alex Pearce, Ed Langdon, Clancee Pearce
EMG Matt De Boer, Alex Silvagni, Jonathon Griffin
In: M.Johnson, A.Sandilands, E.Langdon, A.Pearce
Out: J.Griffin, T.Mzungu, Z.Clarke (knee), M.Taberner
Gold Coast Suns:
B Trent McKenzie, Steven May, Sean Lemmens
HB Adam Saad, Rory Thompson, Nick Malceski
C Kade Kolodjashnij, Gary Ablett, Jarrod Harbrow
HF Callum Ah Chee, Tom J. Lynch, Jack Martin
F Brandon Matera, Sam Day, Clay Cameron
FOL Tom Nicholls, Michael Rischitelli, Dion Prestia
I/C Alex Sexton, Aaron Hall, Jesse Lonergan, Ryan Davis
EMG Luke Russell, Matt Shaw, Keegan Brooksby
Kade Kolodjashnij, Brandon Matera
Touk Miller (Ankle), Matt Rosa (Calf)