Australian Football League (AFL) Live West Coast Eagles vs Sydney Swans match will be kick off at Patersons Stadium, Perth,Saturday 06 july 2014 online, 15:20 AEDT and its broadcast on Fox Footy.
Sydney have won 10 in a row but still only sit third on the ladder. They have the second best defence in the league and third best attack (based on points scored and conceded). They’re 6-1 (4-3 against the line) vs non-top eight sides this year. The Eagles are 11th on the ladder at 6-8 after 14 games. They’re 4-4 at home this year (with two of those losses against Fremantle). West Coast is 1-7 (2-6 at the line) against top-eight sides in 2014.
Sydney travelled to Perth in round 17 last year and came away with an easy 34-point win. Dan Hannebery (not playing this time) starred with 40 disposals and two goals whilst he was ably assisted by Kieren Jack (30 touches and a goal) and Josh Kennedy (29 and one goal) whilst Kurt Tippett kicked three majors. For the Eagles, Josh Kennedy kicked four whilst Priddis and Masten were the major ball winners.
The Swans have won their past seven games against West Coast. The Eagles have not beaten Sydney since round 16, 2007 – the peak of their mid 2000’s rivalry. Sydney has won four of their past five games in Perth – their only loss when decimated by injury in last year’s preliminary final to Freo. Since 2010, the Swans are 4-0 both head-to-head and at the line vs West Coast. Buddy Franklin has kicked 26.13 in his last six games. The Swans are unbeaten when both Tippett and Franklin play in the same team.
B Jeremy McGovern, Eric Mackenzie, Xavier Ellis
HB Brad Sheppard, Will Schofield, Shannon Hurn
C Matt Rosa, Matt Priddis, Andrew Gaff
HF Sharrod Wellingham, Jack Darling, Chris Masten
F Dean Cox, Josh Kennedy, Mark LeCras
FOLL Nic Naitanui, Luke Shuey, Mark Hutchings
I/C Jacob Brennan, Sam Butler, Patrick McGinnity, Scott Lycett
EMG Adam Carter, Jamie Cripps, Callum Sinclair
IN Jacob Brennan, Scott Lycett
OUT Mitchell Brown (Ankle), Jamie Bennell (Omitted)
B Nick Smith, Ted Richards, Dane Rampe
HB Jarrad McVeigh, Heath Grundy, Jeremy Laidler
C Craig Bird, Josh Kennedy, Nick Malceski
HF Ben McGlynn, Sam Reid, Lewis Jetta
F Kurt Tippett, Lance Franklin, Adam Goodes
FOLL Mike Pyke, Luke Parker, Kieren Jack
I/C Harry Cunningham, Brandon Jack, Zak Jones, Jake Lloyd
EMG Tom Derickx, George Hewett, Gary Rohan