AFL Live West Coast Eagles vs Sydney Swans Stream AFL Football 2015 Online, AFL Round 17 Match will be kick off at Domain Stadium, Perth, Western Australia, Australia Sunday 26 July 2015 online, 16.40 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
How will the Sydney Swans respond after their biggest ever loss under John Longmire? They are without Kurt Tippett, whilst the rampaging Eagles will have to overcome the Swans without their key defender Jeremy McGovern.
The West Coast Eagles have added Jamie Bennell, Fraser McInnes, Tom Barrass and Murray Newman with McGovern out with a hamstring. Whilst the Swans have added Jeremy Laidler, Mike Pyke, Isaac Heeney, Xavier Richards, Daniel Robinson and Dean Towers. They are without Craig Bird (calf), Kurt Tippett (hand) and Ted Richards (suspension). The Swans are missing four of their best 22 whilst the Eagles are also without as many as four of theirs.
The Eagles are second on the ladder with 12 wins from 15 games. They rank second for scoring and second for defence this season. They are 3-2 both head to head and against the line vs teams in the eight this season. The Swans are fourth on the table with 11 wins and four losses though they have lost two of their last four games. They rank just seventh in scoring and four in least points conceded this season. They are 2-3 (1-4 against the line) vs top eight teams this season.
The Swans have won their past eight games against West Coast. The Eagles have not beaten Sydney since round 16, 2007 – the end of their mid 2000’s rivalry. Since 2010, the Swans are 5-0 both head-to-head and at the line vs West Coast. The Eagles are 12-6 both head-to-head and against the line at home in 2014-15. West Coast’s is 6-1 at home this year with an average winning margin of 68-points. The Swans are 21-8 (20-9 at the line) when outside of Sydney in the past three seasons – that’s 15-3 (11-7 against the line) in 2014-15. Sydney has won five of their past seven games in Perth – both losses against Fremantle. Sydney is 8-4-1 (5-8 ATL) following a loss since the start of 2013. Andrew Gaff is averaging over 32 disposals in his last eight games. Dan Hannebery has topped the Swans stats sheet in nine of their past 13 games. Five of their past six games have totalled over 177.5-points. Lance Franklin has kicked nine goals in his last two games without Kurt Tippett in the side. The Swans are 5-3 (2-6 against the line) when Lance Franklin plays without Kurt Tippett in the last two years. The Eagles have covered the line a league-leading 12 times this year, the next best is nine (Collingwood, Bulldogs and GWS).
The Swans have not been this big of outsiders since the 2013 preliminary final and The Wolf has a long memory and is willing to overlook last week’s massacre at the hands of Hawthorn. The Swans play well in Perth and though Ted Richards is a loss they have the cattle to replace him. The midfield battle is about equal and though Sydney have pledged to not be too Buddy focused it’s hard not to be when his prospective opponents are Will Schofield and first gamer Tom Barrass, he can conceivably kick a big bag. Can the supercharged West Coast attack get on top of the experienced Swans defenders? After their big loss to Hawthorn, the Swans will be desperate to win back respect and taking them at the plus is too hard to resist.
West Coast Eagles:
B: S. Wellingham, W. Schofield, B. Sheppard
HB: M. Rosa, S. Hurn, E. Yeo
C: M. Hutchings, M. Priddis, C. Masten
HF: A. Gaff, J. Darling, D. Sheed
F: M. LeCras, J. Kennedy, J. Cripps
Foll: N. Naitanui, S. Selwood, L. Shuey
Inter: X.Ellis, T.Barrass, J.Hill, C.Sinclair
Emer: J.Bennell, F.McInnes, M.Newman
B: N. Smith, H. Grundy, R. Shaw
HB: J. Laidler, S. Reid, D. Rampe
C: J. McVeigh, J. Kennedy, L. Jetta
HF: H. Cunningham, L. Franklin, D. Hannebery
F: L. Parker, T. Nankervis, A. Goodes
Foll: M. Pyke, K. Jack, T. Mitchell
Inter: I.Heeney, Z.Jones, J.Lloyd, X.Richards
Emer: B.Jack, D.Robinson, D.Towers
INS: J.Laidler, M.Pyke, X.Richards, I.Heeney
OUT: T.Richards, C.Bird, K.Tippett, B.Jack