Australian Football League Live West Coast Eagles vs Sydney Swans Live Stream Free, AFL 2018 Seasons Week 1 AFL Stream. West Coast Eagles vs Sydney Swans match will be kickoff at Manuka Oval Stadium, Griffith, Australia, Sunday 25 March 2018 online, 19:20 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
History will be made on Sunday March 25 when Perth Stadium hosts its first ever AFL game as the famous rivals of the mid 2000s in the West Coast Eagles and the Sydney Swans clash in Round 1 action.
First bounce is at 7.20PM AEST and all the action can be seen live on Fox Footy, while AFL Live Vision is also available to ALL CrownBet members. Every Match, wherever you are.
Sydney have been posted as the $1.40 favourites in the head to head betting with CrownBet and were the form side in the latter half of season 2017.
John Longmire’s side won 15 of their last 18 games last year and claimed victories over Brisbane and GWS in the recent JLT Community Series.
West Coast weren’t too far behind Sydney last year, sneaking into the finals before bowing out on the same weekend as the Swans. Adam Simpson’s side won their first JLT encounter- a two-point win over Port Adelaide, before being outplayed by their local rivals, Fremantle, to the tune of 62.
It will be interesting to see how they adapt to the new stadium after being such a dominant force at Domain Stadium in recent times. Perth Stadium is slightly shorter than Domain’s AFL playing dimensions but is wider and more in line with the MCG, a ground that the Eagles haven’t played too well at in recent years.
A capacity crowd of 60,000 fans should give the home side some impetus but the fans will need the new look Eagles to lift. Jeremy McGovern, Andrew Gaff and Luke Shuey have been among some of the notable names that have been firing in the pre-season but the depth of West Coast looks a little sketchy.
We can expect Sydney to be ready for this after their dismal start to 2017. The Swans big names in Lance Franklin, Josh Kennedy and Dane Rampe have been in top form heading into this, while their host of young guns look to have a slight edge on the Eagles youth.
West Coast Eagles:
B: Sheppard, Barrass, Hurn
HB: Duggan, McGovern, Yeo
C: Masten, Redden, Jetts
HF: Cripps, Waterman, Sheed
F: Lycett, Darling, LeCras
FOLL: Naitanui, Shuey, Gaff
I/C: Ryan, Venables, Nelson, Schofield
EMG: Ainsworth, Hutchings, McInnes, Watson
Sydney Swans :
B: Smith, Grundy, Melican
HB: Mills, Rampe, Newman
C: Jones, Kennedy, Lloyd
HF: Hewett, Reid, Towers
F: Papley, Franklin, Jack
FOLL: Sinclair, Parker, Heeney
I/C: Cunningham, Florent, Fox, McVeigh
EMG: Hayward, Marsh, Foote, Robinson