Australian Football League Live Western Bulldogs vs Gold Coast Suns Stream AFL 2015 Seasons Week 15 math will be kick off at Cazaly’s Stadium, Cairns, Westcourt QLD, Australia Saturday 11 July 2015 online, 16.40 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
The Western Bulldogs head to Cairns on the back of three straight wins whilst the Suns turned it around in dramatic fashion last week against the Kangaroos.
For the Dogs, Tom Boyd is expected to return whilst Dale Morris and Jordan Roughead both have to pass fitness tests in order to play. They’ll be only missing a couple of their best 22 members. The Suns are likely to include Jarrod Harbrow (ankle) after their win. Dion Prestia, Jaeger O’Meara, Jack Martin and Harley Bennell are first choice players who will likely be missing.
The Suns dragged themselves off the bottom of the ladder with a win over North last weekend. They rank 16th in scoring and defence and scored their biggest total of the year (125-points) last weekend. They are 0-7 (3-4 against the line) vs top eight teams this year though those three covers have come in their past three games against finals sides (Hawthorn, Sydney and Fremantle). The Bulldogs are seventh on the table with eight wins from 13 games. They rank 9th for scoring and 8th for least points against this season. The Bulldogs are 3-3 (1-5 against the line) vs bottom ten teams this season.
This will be the seventh meeting between these two sides with the Bulldogs leading 4-2. The Bulldogs are 3-3 against the line vs the Suns. Gold Coast is 2-2 both head-to-head and against the line in Cairns whilst the Dogs have won and covered their only game up North (in round 17, 2014 vs Gold Coast). The Bulldogs are 7-15 both at the line and head-to-head when playing interstate from 2012-2014. Three of their last four match-ups have totalled under 161-points. Three of the four AFL games played at Cazaly’s Stadium have also totalled under 161-points. Charlie Dixon has kicked seven goals in his last two games against the Bulldogs. The Bulldogs have not won four in a row since Round 16, 2011.
The Wolf is keen on the unders in this one. Although winning, the Dogs have averaged just 63-points in their last two games with their scoring really drying up. Though these two played in Cairns last year, the dewy conditions do take a bit to get used to and if the wind picks up in the second half like it has in the past, scoring can become quite difficult. As they have done all year, the Dogs will bring their ferocious attack at the man and the ball in an attempt to stymy Gold Coast’s run and carry through the middle. Expect plenty of stoppages, fumbles and skill errors in this low-scoring contest.
B Easton Wood, Dale Morris, Matthew Boyd
HB Robert Murphy, Fletcher Roberts, Jason Johannisen
C Jack Macrae, Marcus Bontempelli, Tory Dickson
HF Luke Dahlhaus, Tom Boyd, Jarrad Grant
F Mitch Wallis, Jack Redpath, Jake Stringer
FOLL Will Minson, Koby Stevens, Liam Picken
I/C Lachie Hunter, Josh Prudden, Michael Talia, Caleb Daniel
EMG Lukas Webb, Bailey Dale, Ayce Cordy
IN Tom Boyd, Lachie Hunter, Josh Prudden, Michael Talia
OUT Jordan Roughead (back), Joel Hamling (back), Mitch Honeychurch (back), Toby McLean (shoulder)
NEW Josh Prudden
Gold Coast Suns:
B Seb Tape, Rory Thompson, Kade Kolodjashnij
HB Jarrod Harbrow, Steven May, Trent McKenzie
C Alex Sexton, Gary Ablett, Nick Malceski
HF David Swallow, Tom J. Lynch, Brandon Matera
F Aaron Hall, Charlie Dixon, Sam Day
FOLL Tom Nicholls, Michael Rischitelli, Mitch Hallahan
I/C Matt Shaw, Touk Miller, Jesse Lonergan, Sean Lemmens
EMG Andrew Boston, Clay Cameron, Keegan Brooksby
IN Seb Tape, Rory Thompson, Jarrod Harbrow, Matt Shaw, Sean Lemmens
OUT Adam Saad (groin), Andrew Boston, Henry Schade (hip), Luke Russell (finger), Keegan Brooksby