AFL Live West Coast Eagles vs Melbourne Demons Stream AFL 2017 Regular Seasons Round 14 match will be kick off at Domain Stadium, Perth, Subiaco, Western Australia, Australia, Saturday 24 June 2017 online, 19:40 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
Hats off to Simon Goodwin and the Melbourne Football Club. They currently sit 5th on the AFL ladder and are the most improved team in 2017.
They continued their run of good form last week and destroyed the Western Bulldogs. Last year’s premiers aren’t the only big scalp for the Dees in 2017, they travelled away and defeated ladder leaders Adelaide Crows early in the year.
West Coast are extremely inconsistent and struggle on the road. They won’t need to worry about that this week as they back up from a home win against the Geelong Cats and are freshened up after a nine-day break.
If this game was in Melbourne I think the Demons would go in heavy favourites on recent form. However, the Eagles are a different side at home and will be extremely hard to beat in this match even without star goal kicker Josh Kennedy.
Still without Josh Kennedy, the West Coast Eagles lose Mark LeCras to a hip injury and Jackson Nelson to a hamstring strain. In come Josh Hill and Malcolm Karpany.
Melbourne Demons travel without Jack Watts (hamstring) and Nathan Jones (leg) so Max Gawn returns from a lengthy lay off and Billy Stretch also comes back into the side.
West Coast find an extra leg at home and I think the Demons are in for a tough day. With the loss of Nathan Jones and Max Gawn returning from a long absence with injury, the Dees are very vulnerable.
West Coast re-signed gun midfielder Luke Shuey during the week and I expect him and his midfield group of Mitchell, Gaff and Priddis to get on top early and they will get the job done here.
B: Shannon Hurn, Eric Mackenzie, Will Schofield
HB: Thomas Cole, Tom Barrass, Brad Sheppard
C: Andrew Gaff, Matt Priddis, Elliot Yeo
HF: Lewis Jetta, Jack Darling, Dom Sheed
F: Liam Duggan, Jeremy McGovern, Drew Petrie
FOL: Nathan Vardy, Sam Mitchell, Luke Shuey
I/C: Jamie Cripps, Mark Hutchings, Josh Hill, Malcolm Karpany
EMG: Chris Masten, Sharrod Wellingham, Jack Redden
IN: Josh Hill, Malcolm Karpany
OUT: Mark LeCras (hip), Jackson Nelson (hamstring)
B: Michael Hibberd, Oscar McDonald, Neville Jetta
HB: Jordan Lewis, Sam Frost, Jayden Hunt
C: Christian Salem, Clayton Oliver, Jake Melksham
HF: James Harmes, Cam Pedersen, Christian Petracca
F: Mitch Hannan, Tom McDonald, Jeff Garlett
FOL: Max Gawn, Bernie Vince, Jack Viney
I/C: Dom Tyson, Billy Stretch, Alex Neal-Bullen, Tomas Bugg
EMG: Sam Weideman, Ben Kennedy, Josh Wagner
IN: Max Gawn, Billy Stretch
OUT: Nathan Jones (quadriceps), Jack Watts (hamstring)