Australian Football League Live Western Bulldogs vs West Coast Eagles Stream AFL 2016 Seasons Week 11 match will be kick off at Etihad Stadium, Docklands, Victoria, Australia, Sunday 05 June 2016 online, 15.20 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
The Dogs will relish being back at their home ground, while the Eagles still have much to prove away from home.
The Bulldogs have won three of their last four, with significant scalps over Adelaide and, to a degree, Melbourne, but were well handled by GWS up there, and probably lucky to beat Collingwood last week, due to the injury toll the Pies suffered.
West Coast are six from six in Perth, and one from four interstate at this point of the season, and are coming off easy wins to St Kilda and Gold Coast at home, split by a disciplined victory away to Port. They’re ready for a proper test again.
West Coast lead the last ten matches between the sides 7-3, although the last five have gone the way of the home side. Seven of their last eight clashes have gone over the total match score.
All ten Bulldogs matches have been won by the favourite so far this season, and West Coast are yet to win a match as underdog.
The Eagles have won three from six at Etihad under Adam Simpson, at -35% POT and are 50% ATS.
The Dogs have won 14 of their last 16 at Etihad, conceding an average of 64 points per game in that run.
The Bulldogs aren’t coming off their best performance, but have still put together a solid block of games, and deserve to be stronger favourites than they are, particularly at their Etihad stronghold.
They bat much deeper for natural ball-winners and outside runners than the Eagles do, who often leave it up to Priddis, Shuey and Gaff, particularly away from home, and the Dogs have been good at restricting the influence of opposition ruckmen.
West Coast’s forwards look dangerous but the Dogs midfield control should deny them opportunities to kick a winning score.
B: M.Boyd, M.Adams, M.Suckling
HB: S.Biggs, D.Morris, E.Wood
C: L.Hunter, T.Liberatore, T.Dickson
HF: L.Picken, J.Stringer, L.Dahlhaus
F: T.Campbell, J.Redpath, C.Daniel
Foll: J.Roughead, J.Macrae, M.Bontempelli
Int from: M.Wallis, T.McLean, F.Roberts, J.Dunkley, W.Minson, M.Honeychurch, B.Williams
Ins: W.Minson, M.Honeychurch, B.Williams
West Coast Eagles:
B: B.Sheppard, E.MacKenzie, W.Schofield
HB: E.Yeo, J.McGovern, S.Hurn
C: C.Masten, M.Priddis, M.Hutchings
HF: J.Hill, J.Darling, J.Redden
F: S.Lycett, J.Kennedy, M.LeCras
Foll: N.Naitanui, A.Gaff, L.Shuey
Int from: S.Wellingham, L.Duggan, J.Cripps, L.Jetta, T.Cole, S.Butler, K.Lucas
Ins: E.Yeo, A.Gaff, K.Lucas