Australian Football League St Kilda Saints vs West Coast Eagles Live Stream Free, AFL 2019 Round 08 Live Stream. St Kilda Saints vs West Coast Eagles match will be kickoff at Marvel Stadium, Docklands, Australia, Saturday 11 May 2019 online,Time: 7:25pm AEST and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
The two sides head into this with win-loss records of 4-3 but it is West Coast that are expected to win on the back of their superiority in 2018.
Last year’s premiers come off a 23 point win over the Gold Coast Suns in round seven, while St Kilda lost to GWS by 44. The Saints, who finished last season in 16th spot, have lost two on the trot after opening up with four wins from their first five games.
Alan Richardson’s side will look to hold on to the ball with uncontested possession and are averaging more disposals than the Eagles this season. Jack Billings and Seb Ross are among those that have been finding plenty of the footy, while Jack Steele comes off a sold performance last weekend.
West Coast will look to kick the ball long towards their marking targets. Josh Kennedy and Jack Darling will be the focal points, while Jeremy McGovern will play his sweeping role across half back.
Kennedy and Darling combined for six goals in the win over Gold Coast last weekend, while McGovern was among the better players for the Eagles.
For the winner between the Eagles and Saints, a win-loss record of 5-3 and top eight spot awaits at the end of the weekend, while the loser will be back in the midst of the bottleneck at 4-4.
St Kilda have a stack of players on the injury list. Jimmy Webster is the latest casualty after hurting his hand in the loss to GWS. Jake Carlisle remains on the sidelines with a back injury, while Jack Steven is a week by week proposition due to mental health.
West Coast will monitor Tom Hickey at training after the big man was a late withdrawal last weekend. Brendon Ah Chee will be considered after producing a strong display in the WAFL last weekend.
West Coast have won nine of their past 10 against St Kilda, including the Round 11 clash between the two sides last year at Perth Stadium by 13 points. In that match, Josh Kennedy booted six goals for the winners, while Tim Membrey also chimed in with six for the Saints.
St Kilda fans can head in with some optimism as the last time the two sides played at Marvel was in Round 20 of 2017 and that encounter went the way of the Saints by eight points.
This should be a lot closer than what many think but the Eagles can hold sway at Marvel Stadium.
B: Webster, Brown, Savage
HB: Wilkie, Battle, Paton
C: Long, Ross, Newnes
HF: Billings, Bruce, Parker
F: Kent, Membrey, Gresham
FOLL: Marshall, Steele, Sinclair
I/C: Dunstan, Acres, Phillips, McKenzie
EMG: Clark, Joyce, Hind, Marsh
IN: Brown, Dunstan, Phillips
OUT: Joyce (omitted), Marsh (omitted), Clark (omitted)
B: Hurn, Schofield, Sheppard
HB: Cole, McGovern, Jetta
C: Redden, Shuey, Sheed
HF: Petruccelle, Darling, Hutchings
F: Ryan, Kennedy, Cripps
FOLL: Vardy, Yeo, Gaff
I/C: Waterman, Allen, Duggan, Venables
EMG: Masten, Rotham, Ah Chee, Edwards
OUT: Masten (omitted)