AFL Live Geelong Cats vs Western Bulldogs Stream AFL Football 2015 Online, AFL Round 16 Match will be kick off at Simonds Stadium, Geelong, Victoria, Australia Saturday 18 July 2015 online, 13.45pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
If the Western Bulldogs are to maintain in the hunt for a finals berth, they need to take care of business against a Geelong side looking to bounce back from a disappointing effort against North.
The Cats will be missing at least four from their best 22 (Selwood, Clark, Stanley and Jared Rivers) though will welcome back Mitch Duncan. The Bulldogs need Jordan Roughead and Koby Stevens to pass fitness tests with Stewart Crameri, Tom Campbell, Bailey Dale. Will Minson, Fletcher Roberts, Tom Liberatore and Clay Smith all best 22 players will miss.
The Cats have lost their last two games and are 11th on the ladder with a 6-7 record. They rank 13th for points scored and 10th for points scored this season. They’re 2-5 both head to head and against the line vs teams in the top eight this season. The Bulldogs are going for five in a row for the first time since round 19, 2010. They are sixth on the ladder with a 9-5 record and rank seventh both most points for and against this season. They are 5-3 (3-5 against the line) vs bottom ten teams this season.
Geelong has won 11 of its last 12 games against the Bulldogs including seven in a row since 2009. The Bulldogs have not beaten the Cats in Geelong since 2003. The last six Geelong-Dogs games have totalled over 170-points. The Cats have won 47 of their past 53 games at Simonds Stadium. Geelong is 20-4 (11-13 against the line) at Simonds Stadium since the start of 2012 but are 1-3 (0-4 against the line) in Geelong this season.
Records are made to be broken and the Dogs are well placed to break their Kardinia Park hoodoo this weekend. The Cattery is not the fortress that it used to be and after kicking ten unanswered goals to beat the Suns, the Dogs will be confident they can get the job done again. Getting Roughead back is crucial to combat Hawkins whilst missing Selwood is a big loss for the Cats.
B: J.Thurlow, T.Lonergan, J.Bews
HB: C.Enright, H.Taylor, M.Blicavs
C: A.Mackie, C.Guthrie, S.Motlop
HF: M.Stokes, S.Kersten, J.Bartel
F: J.Murdoch, T.Hawkins, D.Lang
Foll: J.Walker, J.Caddy, S.Johnson
Inter: M.Duncan, C.Gregson, J.Kelly, J.Kolodjashnij
Emer: G.Horlin-Smith, D.Simpson, B.Smedts
In: S.Kersten, M.Duncan, J.Kolodjashnij
Out: J.Rivers (knee), J.Selwood (suspended), D.Simpson
B: D.Morris, J.Roughead, M.Boyd
HB: R.Murphy, E.Wood, J.Johannisen
C: J.Macrae, M.Bontempelli, T.Dickson
HF: L.Dahlhaus, T.Boyd, J.Grant
F: M.Wallis, J.Redpath, J.Stringer
Foll: T.Campbell, K.Stevens, L.Picken
Inter: S.Crameri, J.Prudden, B.Dale, C.Daniel
Emer: L.Hunter, L.Webb, M.Talia
In: J.Roughead, T.Campbell, S.Crameri, B.Dale
Out: W.Minson (shoulder), F.Roberts (ankle), L.Hunter, M.Talia