Australian Football League Live Melbourne Demons vs West Coast Eagles Stream AFL 2015 Seasons Week 14 math will be kick off at TIO Stadium, Darwin, Australia Saturday 04 July 2015 online, 19.50 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
The Melbourne Demons went into the bye with their biggest win of a decade, beating Geelong in Geelong whilst the Eagles are still hunting a top four berth having won eight of their last nine matches.
The Dees are likely to welcome back star forward Jesse Hogan and defender Colin Garland should they pass fitness tests. They are without Sam Frost, Dean Kent, Christian Salem and Aaron vandenBerg from their best 22. The Eagles need key defenders Jeremy McGovern(thigh) and Will Schofield (hip) to pass fitness tests along with Jamie Cripps (thigh).
The Dees are 15th on the ladder with a 4-8 record. They rank 15th for points scored and 14th for most points conceded in 2015. They’re 0-3 both head to head and against the line vs top eight this season. The Eagles are second on the ladder with nine wins from 12 games. They rank second for points scored and third for least amount of points conceded in 2015. They are 8-0 both head to head and against the line vs bottom-ten sides this season.
The Eagles have a 31-15 record over Melbourne having won 14 of the last 17 games – dating back to 2002. West Coast has not lost to Melbourne since Round 14, 2009. They have won seven matches in a row against the Demons by an average of 70-points. The Eagles have covered the line in seven consecutive matches against Melbourne. This will be West Coast’s first ever game in Darwin, Three of Melbourne’s five games in Darwin have totalled over 163 points. Melbourne is 2-3 both head-to-head and at the line in Darwin. The Dees are 0-3 (2-1 against the line) following a bye/week off since the start of 2013. West is 0-3 (1-2 against the line) in the same conditions. The Eagles are 8-8 (9-7 against the line) when playing away from Perth in 2014-15. Melbourne is 4-19 (6-17 against the line) when travelling outside of Victoria since 2011 and 1-8 (4-5 against the line) under Paul Roos when on the road. The Dees are 0-7 (2-5 against the line) following a win under Paul Roos. Five of the six outsiders covered the line in round 13.
The Eagles have positively owned Melbourne in recent times so The Wolf doubts that it is a coincidence that they are drawn to play the Dees in Darwin. The neutral venue and unfamiliar conditions are unlikely to buck the trend however. Statistically, the Dees have been shocking after a win and when on the road under Paul Roos. The Eagles will push up on them in defence and in the slippery Darwin conditions, expect Melbourne’s ball skills to be challenged and thus struggle to rebound from defensive 50. The Dockers showed that putting up a big score is not that hard in Darwin (beating Melbourne by 10 goals last year) and the Eagles should be looking to do the same.
B Neville Jetta, Tom McDonald, Colin Garland
HB Daniel Cross, Lynden Dunn, Jimmy Toumpas
C Rohan Bail, Jack Viney, Jack Watts
HF Jeff Garlett, Chris Dawes, Jeremy Howe
F Angus Brayshaw, Jesse Hogan, Jake Spencer
FOL Max Gawn, Bernie Vince, Nathan Jones
I/C Dom Tyson, Billy Stretch, Alex Neal-Bullen, Matt Jones
EMG Jay Kennedy-Harris, Aidan Riley, Jack Fitzpatrick
IN Colin Garland, Jesse Hogan
OUT Heritier Lumumba, Aidan Riley
West Coast Eagles:
B Shannon Hurn, Will Schofield, Brad Sheppard
HB Sam Butler, Jeremy McGovern, Sharrod Wellingham
C Elliot Yeo, Matt Priddis, Andrew Gaff
HF Chris Masten, Jack Darling, Jamie Cripps
F Mark LeCras, Josh J. Kennedy, Josh Hill
FOL Nic Naitanui, Scott Selwood, Luke Shuey
I/C Dom Sheed, Liam Duggan, Xavier Ellis, Callum Sinclair
EMG Matt Rosa, Mark Hutchings, Fraser McInnes
IN Sam Butler
OUT Matt Rosa