Australian Football League Live Western Bulldogs vs Brisbane Lions Stream AFL 2015 Seasons Week 12 math will be kick off at Etihad Stadium, Melbourne Victoria, Australia Saturday 20 June 2015 online, 19.20pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
Fresh off the bye, the Lions head to Melbourne looking for their first win for a month. They face a Bulldogs side that is just outside of the eight which still harbours finals ambitions.
The Lions welcome back Jed Adcock, Jack Redden and Daniel McStay with Liam Dawson, Harris Andrews and Sam Mayes all omitted. They are still missing at least six players from their best 22 through injury. The Bulldogs have included Marcus Bontempelli and Liam Picken at the expense of Lin Jong and Stewart Crameri (ankle). They are without three of their best 22.
The Buldogs are 5-5 (11th on the ladder at the start of the round) with wins over top 8 sides Richmond, West Coast, Adelaide, Sydney and GWS! They are 5-2 (6-1 against the line) vs top eight sides this season. They rank 13th for points scored but seventh for least points conceded this season. The Lions are 16th on the ladder with just two wins from ten games. They rank last in scoring and 15th in most points against this season.
The Bulldogs and Brisbane have played 31 times since the merger with the Lions leading 17-14. Since 2010, Brisbane is 5-3 (4-4 against the line) vs the Bulldogs. Brisbane has won four out of the last five games between the pair. The Bulldogs are 13-20 (but 19-14 against the line) at Etihad Stadium since the start of 2013. Brisbane is 8-18 (11-15 against the line) away from Queensland since the start of 2013. They are 4-5 both head-to-head and ATL at Etihad Stadium during that time frame. The Bulldogs are 3-6 (5-4 against the line) following a one-match losing streak in 2014-15. Their last four matches have all totalled over 181.5 points.
If the Bulldogs bring the form they displayed against Sydney, Fremantle, West Coast and GWS then they should dispatch the Lions. The Dogs were only blown out in the last quarter against Port Adelaide and though Brisbane do welcome back some established players they are still missing plenty of quality. If Luke Beveridge’s side is to maintain its outside chance of a finals berth, then they simply must take care of business against an inexperienced Bulldogs defence.
B: E. Wood, J. Hamling, M. Boyd
HB: R. Murphy, F. Roberts, J. Johannisen
C: J. Macrae, M. Wallis, T. Dickson
HF: K. Stevens, J. Stringer, J. Grant
F: M. Bontempelli, T. Boyd, J. Roughead
Foll: W. Minson, L. Dahlhaus, L. Picken
Inter: B. Dale, L. Webb, N. Hrovat, T. McLean
Emerg: J. Redpath, J. Prudden, C. Daniel
In: L. Picken, M. Bontempelli
Out: S. Crameri, L. Jong
B: J. Bourke, J. Clarke, H. Beasley
HB: T. Cutler, M. Paparone, P. Hanley
C: L. Taylor, D. Beams, D. Rich
HF: D. Zorko, D. McStay, A. Christensen
F: R. Bewick, M. Leuenberger, J. Green
Foll: S. Martin, J. Redden, N. Robertson
Inter: R. Lester, J. Adcock, M. Robinson, Z.O’Brien
Emerg: D. Gardiner, H. Andrews, S. Mayes
In: J. Adcock, J. Redden, D. McStay
Out: S. Mayes, L. Dawson, H. Andrews