AFL Live West Coast Eagles vs Hawthorn Hawks Stream AFL Football 2015 Online, AFL Round 19 Match will be kick off at Domain Stadium, Perth, Western Australia, Australia Saturday 08 August 2015 online, 19.20 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
This is going to be a cracker! Second vs third with the Hawks needing to win in order to remain a chance to finish in second position. If the Eagles win, it’s very likely there will be two finals in Perth in week 1.
The Hawks have Jonathan Ceglar, Jon Simpkin, Jed Anderson, Matt Suckling, Jonathan O’Rourke and Angus Litherland all pressing for spots in their side. They’re still without fringe best 22 members Will Langford and Matt Spangher. For the Eagles, key defenders Mitch Brown and Eric Mackenzie are out – as they have been all year. However, Jeremy McGovern should return from a hamstring injury. Callum Sinclair (knee) and Josh Hill (form) are the other shakey members of their team with Tom Lamb and Patrick McGinnity pushing their hands up with form in the WAFL.
The Eagles are second on the ladder with 13 wins, three losses and a draw. Before their draw to the Suns, they had won six in a row by an average of 44-points. They rank second in both scoring and defence this year. They are 4-2 both head to head and against the line vs teams in the eight this season. The Hawks are third on the ladder, a game and a half behind West Coast and looking to bounce back after losing to Richmond last week. They rank first in scoring and third in defence this season. Hawthorn is 5-2 (4-3 against the line) vs teams in the eight this season.
Hawthorn and West Coast have played 43 times with the Eagles leading 24-19. The Hawks have won five out of the last six games including four in a row. Since 2010, Hawthorn is 5-2 (4-3 against the line) vs West Coast. The Eagles are 13-6 both head-to-head and against the line at home in 2014-15. West Coast’s is 7-1 at home this year with an average winning margin of 65-points. The Eagles have covered the line a league-leading 13 times this year, the next best is 11 (Bulldogs). The Hawks are 10-6 head-to-head (9-7 at the line) when on the road (other than in Launceston) since the start of 2013. They are 2-4 (4-2 against the line) in Perth, since 2010. The Hawks are 10-1 (9-2 against the line) coming off a loss in 2013-15 period. Jarryd Roughead has kicked 16 goals in his last three games against the Eagles. Matthew Priddis is averaging 32 disposals in his last three games. The last three games have totalled over 201-points.
The Wolf is prepared to forget West Coast’s disappointing effort against the Suns and is keen on them to win a tight one here. They have been absolutely dynamite at home this year and their midfield is as good as any in the league. The Tigers showed the rest of the league what the blueprint is to beat Hawthorn; deprive them of ball, attack the contest and stop their fleet of left-footers from moving the ball on quickly. Richmond did a great job of stopping runners Isaac Smith and Brad Hill, and if the Eagles can do the same, their run and carry should be too much for the Hawks. It will be tight, it should be high scoring and it should be a ripper but The Wolf is taking the Eagles. A West Coast win would ensure two qualifying finals in Perth too – The Wolf is odds-on to try and make the trip over if so!
West Coast Eagles:
B: S.Wellingham, W.Schofield, S.Hurn
HB: S.Butler, J.McGovern, B.Sheppard
C: M.Rosa, M.Priddis, C.Masten
HF: A.Gaff, J.Kennedy, M.LeCras
F: C.Sinclair, J.Darling, J.Cripps
Foll: N.Naitanui, E.Yeo, L.Shuey
Inter: X.Ellis, P.McGinnity, S.Selwood, D.Sheed
Emer: J.Hill, M.Hutchings, S.Lycett
In: S.Butler, P.McGinnity, J.McGovern
Out: M.Hutchings, T.Barrass, J.Hill
B: B.Stratton, B.Lake, S.Mitchell
HB: G.Birchall, J.Frawley, J.Gibson
C: B.Hartung, S.Burgoyne, I.Smith
HF: C.Rioli, R.Schoenmakers, L.Shiels
F: J.Gunston, J.Roughead, L.Breust
Foll: J.Ceglar, L.Hodge, J.Lewis
Inter: T.Duryea, B.Hill, B.McEvoy, P.Puopolo
Emer: J.Anderson, A.Litherland, M.Suckling
Out: D.Hale (general soreness)