Australian Football League Live Fremantle Dockers vs West Coast Eagles Stream AFL 2015 Seasons Week 20 math will be kick off at Domain Stadium, Perth, Western Australia, Australia, Sunday 16 August 2015 online, 16.40 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
We have to wait until the final game of the round to get the best match of the weekend as 1st v 2nd face-off. The Eagles need to win to consolidate a top two spot but look up against it.
The Dockers welcome back the return of Michael Johnson and Nat Fyfe from injury with Clancee Pearce and potential debutant Connor Blakely in the extended squad too. Youngster Lachie Weller is the only early omission. They are without just two from their best 22 – Zac Dawson and Hayden Ballantyne. The Eagles have lost Scott Selwood (ankle), Mark LeCras (suspension) and Jeremy McGovern (hamstring) for the clash. Callum Sinclair, Tom Barrass, Jamie Bennell, Brant Colledge, Josh Hill and Kane Lucas come into the 25. They have at least six of their best 22 missing – including big men Nic Naitanui, Eric Mackenzie and Mitch Brown.
The Dockers are 10-points clear on top of the ladder having won 16 of their 18 games having won seven of their last eight. They rank eighth in scoring but first in least amount of points conceded this season giving up just 63 points per game in the last month. They are 5-2 (3-4 against the line) vs top eight teams this season. The Eagles are second on the ladder despite a draw and a loss in the last two weeks. They rank second in scoring and third in least amount of points conceded this season. West Coast is 4-3 both head to head and against the line vs teams in the eight this season.
This will be the 42nd WA Derby with the Eagles leading 21-20 though the Dockers have won the last six matches. Since the start of 2010, Fremantle is 8-3 (8-3 against the line) vs West Coast. Under Ross Lyon, the Dockers are 40-8 (27-21 against the line) at Patersons Stadium – 20-3 (12-11 against the line) in the last two seasons. The Eagles are 13-7 both head-to-head and against the line at home in 2014-15. West Coast’s is 7-2 at home this year with an average winning margin of 65-points – losing to Fremantle and Hawthorn. The Eagles have covered the line a league-leading 13 times this year. They are 3-0 head-to-head and ATL following a loss this year. Four of the last five match-ups have totalled over 168-points. Lachie Neale is averaging 37 touches in his last two games. Andrew Gaff is averaging 33 touches per game in the last five weeks.
The Wolf is closing out round 20 by loading up on the Dockers at the line. West Coast have three big outs that will make beating Fremantle an insurmountable task (LeCras, Naitanui, McGovern) plus Freo get prime movers Nat Fyfe and Michael Johnson back in the mix. Johnson will be a bit underdone but should be able to nullify Jack Darling down back. In the middle, Aaron Sandilands should have a field day and he is my pick to win the Ross Glendinning Medal. Up against the inexperienced Scott Lycett and Callum Sinclair expect him to have 50+ hit-outs whilst he should be able to go forward and exploit a mis-match to kick a couple of goals too. The Dockers will just about lock up the minor premiership with this win.
B: L.Spurr, L.McPharlin, G.Ibbotson
HB: C.Sutcliffe, M.Johnson, S.Hill
C: T.Sheridan, N.Fyfe, D.Pearce
HF: M.Walters, C.Mayne, L.Neale
F: J.Griffin, M.Pavlich, A.Pearce
Foll: A.Sandilands, D.Mundy, N.Suban
Inter (from): A.Silvagni, T.Mzungu, M.de Boer, M.Barlow, H.Crozier, C.Pearce, C.Blakely
In: C.Pearce, C.Blakely, M.Johnson, N.Fyfe
New: Connor Blakely (Swan Districts)
West Coast Eagles:
B: S.Wellingham, W.Schofield, E.Yeo
HB: X.Ellis, S.Hurn, M.Rosa
C: B.Sheppard, M.Priddis, C.Masten
HF: A.Gaff, J.Darling, P.McGinnity
F: J.Cripps, J.Kennedy, C.Sinclair
Foll: S.Lycett, M.Hutchings, L.Shuey
Inter (from): T.Barrass, J.Bennell, S.Butler, B.Colledge, J.Hill, K.Lucas, D.Sheed
In: C.Sinclair, T.Barrass, J.Bennell, B.Colledge, J.Hill, K.Lucas
Out: M.LeCras (suspension), S.Selwood (ankle), J.McGovern (hamstring)