AFL Live Fremantle Dockers vs GWS Giants Stream AFL Football 2016 Online, AFL Round 07 Match will be kick off at Subiaco Oval Stadium, Subiaco, Western Australia, Australia, Saturday 07 May 2016 online, 20.10 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
The flying Giants versus the floundering Dockers; will momentum hold sway?
Ross Lyon understand the Dockers need as much run as they can get against GWS, dropping ruckman Zac Clarke and tired youngsters Brady Grey and Darcy Tucker, recalling regulars Garrick Ibbotson and Nick Suban, as well as Ethan Hughes.
GWS understandably makes no change to the side that thumped the Hawks.
Fremantle are still winless from six matches but, apart from the Carlton loss, have shown incremental improvement throughout the year up against what has been a tough draw. They’re still struggling to find the right balance between attack and defence.
GWS have won three in a row by an average of 69 points, including the big scalp of Hawthorn last week after a professional win over St Kilda and a dominant performance against Port. Their attacking options are proving hard to stop.
Fremantle and GWS have played only four times, all at Domain Stadium, with the Dockers winning each game by an average of 76 points.
Domain Stadium has been the worst ground for the Giants, winless there from six matches, and only covering the line once. In all interstate matches since their 2012 inception, GWS are 11 from 56 at -56% POT and 48% ATS. When starting $1.60 or less interstate, they are -18% POT and 43% ATS.
Fremantle are 42 from 55 at Domain under Ross Lyon, at +5% POT, 53% ATS and 64% at the under. Against travelling non-Victorian teams, the figures are identical. The Dockers have started $3 or more three times under Lyon at home, for one win.
GWS are the current flavour of the month, and have been dazzling on the field and causing trouble off it. They are running amok through the midfield, sharing the ball around, and finishing off their work with multiple goal-kickers in every game. They have a staggering 11 players averaging 20 or more disposals per match.
Fremantle haven’t been able to match the other running sides they’ve played, like the Bulldogs, Adelaide, North and Gold Coast, and are going to face the same problems again. Even if they stick with the Giants, can they do it for 120 minutes?
This match is a test of the Giants’ maturity as much as anything else, and a chance to get rid of their biggest hoodoo.
B: C.Sutcliffe, Z.Dawson, L.Spurr
HB: S.Hill, A.Pearce, T.Sheridan
C: L.Weller, M.Barlow, D.Pearce
HF: H.Crozier, M.Pavlich, H.Ballantyne
F: M.Walters, C.Mayne, M.Taberner
Foll: J.Griffin, D.Mundy, L.Neale
I/C: C.Blakely, G.Ibbotson, N.Suban, E.Hughes
EMG: M.De Boer, E.Langdon, J.Hannath
INS: G.Ibbotson, N.Suban, E.Hughes
OUTS: B.Grey, D.Tucker, Z.Clarke
B: N.Wilson, N.Haynes, J.Patfull
HB: A.Kennedy, P.Davis, H.Shaw
C: Z.Williams, C.Ward, T.Greene
HF: T.Scully, J.Patton, S.Johnson
F: R.Palmer, R.Lobb, J.Cameron
Foll: S.Mumford, S.Coniglio, L.Whitfield
I/C: J.Steele, J.Kelly, D.Shiel, M.Buntine
EMG: J.Hopper, A.Tomlinson, T.Mohr