AFL Live West Coast Eagles vs Richmond Tigers Stream AFL Football 2016 Online, AFL Round 04 Match will be kick off at Etihad Stadium, Melbourne, Australia, Sunday 10 April 2016 online, 15.20 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
Round 4 of the AFL gets underway on Friday night when the West Coast Eagles take on Richmond at Domain Stadium and the pressure will be on the Tigers, who have lost their past two games.
Damien Hardwick’s side face one of the toughest assignments in football and come up against an Eagles outfit that have lost just one game at the venue in the past 12 months.
The all-important game gets underway at 8.10PM AEST or 6.10PM local time and will be shown on Channel 7 and Fox Footy. AFL Live Vision is also available to ALL CrownBet members. Every Match, wherever you are.
After taking out their Round 1 encounter against Carlton in unconvincing fashion, Richmond have since slumped to successive defeats. They were no match for the Adelaide Crows at Etihad Stadium last weekend, dropping that encounter by 36 points.
West Coast are two from three games in 2016, with their wins coming at the venue for Friday night’s clash, Domain Stadium, while their loss was against Hawthorn at the MCG in Round 2.
The Eagles head in as strong favourites against the Tigers and will look to exert their dominance in the middle of the ground.
Nic Naitanui and Scott Lycett look set to give the likes of Matt Priddis, Luke Shuey and Andrew Gaff first use of the football and if the Eagles can get on top in the clearances it could be a long night for their opposition.
Hardwick will need his side to use the ball a lot better than what they have in the past couple of weeks. His side has given up goal scoring opportunities by turning the ball over regularly and the embattled coach has looked on in vain as the opposition have capitalised on the scoreboard.
The Tigers have a habit of starting slowly each year and are once again likely to be without Brett Deledio and Ivan Maric, while key defender, Dylan Grimes is still another couple of weeks away. West Coast has no major injury concerns to come out of their previous game
Little separates the two sides in recent years and they have split their last six encounters at three apiece. They met just once in 2015 and it was a 20-point win for the Eagles at the MCG.
Richmond fans can be buoyed by the fact that their side has one of the best records of the non West-Australian sides at Domain Stadium. The Tigers have the enviable record of winning their past two games against the Eagles at the venue and they were also victorious over Fremantle at the ground last year.
West Coast Eagles:
B: S. Hurn, E. MacKenzie, J. McGovern
HB: B. Sheppard, W. Schofield, J. Nelson
C: E. Yeo, M. Priddis, L. Jetta
HF: C. Masten, J. Darling, J. Redden
F: M. LeCras, J. Kennedy, J. Hill
FOLL: N. Naitanui, A. Gaff, L. Shuey
I/C: S. Butler, J. Cripps, L. Duggan, S. Lycett
EMG: T. Cole, M. Hutchings, P. McGinnity
B: D. Astbury, A. Rance, T. Chaplin
HB: N. Vlastuin, B. Houli, B. Ellis
C: C. Menadue, S. Grigg, K. McIntosh
HF: K. Lambert, D. Martin, A. Moore
F: J. Riewoldt, S. Lloyd, T. Vickery
FOLL: S. Hampson, S. Edwards, T. Cotchin
I/C: B. Lennon, D. Rioli, C. Ellis, T. Hunt
EMG: I. Maric, A. Miles, J. Short
IN: A. Moore, T. Hunt
OUT: A. Miles (Omitted), J. Short (Omitted)