Australian Football League Live West Coast Eagles vs Western Bulldogs Stream AFL 2015 Seasons Week 21 math will be kick off at Domain Stadium, Perth, Western Australia, Australia, Sunday 23 August 2015 online, 16.40 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
West Coast is second on the ladder with 14 wins, four losses and a draw after getting over the Dockers last weekend. They rank second for points scored and third for least points conceded this season. West Coast is 5-3 both head to head and against the line vs teams in the eight this season. The Doggies have not played a team in the eight since the round nine when the Giants occupied fourth position. They have won their last three games by a combined total of 83-points. They rank fourth for points scored and sixth for least points conceded this season. The Bulldogs have not won five in a row since round 19, 2010.
A host of changes for the Eagles with key defender Will Schofield adding to their tall defender woes. Chris Masten (suspended), Sam Butler and Scott Lycett are also out of their winning side. In come Nic Naitanui, Mark LeCras, Kane Lucas, Murray Newman, Jackson Nelson, Tom Lamb and Tom Barrass. They are without all of their key defenders (Schofield, Jeremy McGovern, Mitch Brown and Eric Mackenzie) as well as Scott Selwood. For the Dogs, in come Brett Goodes, Daniel Pearce, Jason Johannisen, Tom Boyd, Roarke Smith and Bailey Dale into the squad. With Matthew Boyd (general soreness), Liam Picken (back) and Sam Darley (omit) all out from last week. They are missing just four members of their best 22.
West Coast have an imposing recent record against the Dogs, having won five of their last seven encounters overall (5-2 against the line) though the Dogs have won two of their last three including round 1 this year. The Eagles are 14-7 both head-to-head and against the line at home in 2014-15. West Coast is 8-2 at home this year with an average winning margin of 61-points – losing to Fremantle and Hawthorn. The Bulldogs are 8-15 both at the line and head-to-head when playing interstate from 2012-2015. The Bulldogs have lost their last five games in Perth (1-4 against the line). The Eagles have covered the line a league-leading 14 times this year. Matthew Priddis averages 27 disposals against the Bulldogs in his last seven games.
The two telling omissions of Matthew Boyd and Liam Picken stand out to The Wolf here. Luke Beveridge looks to have freshened up two of his veterans in order for them to be right comes finals time and if that means at the expense of a top four spot, then so be it. The Eagles have been unstoppable at home this year and even though they are extremely short defensively, they play a team defence that should mitigate their shortcomings. The Dogs may have been impressive in the past five weeks but come up against a genuine premiership shot and will have their colours lowered.
B: B. Sheppard, S. Hurn, J. Bennell
HB: X. Ellis, S. Wellingham, M. Rosa
C: M. Hutchings, M. Priddis, D. Sheed
HF: A. Gaff, J. Darling, J. Cripps
F: M. LeCras, J. Kennedy, J. Hill
Foll: N. Naitanui, E. Yeo, L. Shuey
I/C: P. McGinnity, J. Nelson, M. Newman, C. Sinclair
Emer: T.Barrass, T.Lamb, K.Lucas
Ins: M. LeCras, N. Naitanui, J. Nelson, M. Newman
Outs: C. Masten, W. Schofield, S. Lycett, S. Butler
B: D. Morris, M. Talia, J. Johannisen
HB: R. Murphy, J. Hamling, E. Wood
C: L. Jong, J. Macrae, S. Biggs
HF: L. Dahlhaus, T. Dickson, S. Crameri
F: L. Hunter, J. Redpath, J. Stringer
Foll: T. Campbell, M. Wallis, M. Bontempelli
I/C: J. Grant, D. Pearce, C. Daniel, R. Smith
Emer: T.Boyd, B.Dale, B.Goodes
Ins: J. Johannisen, D. Pearce, R. Smith
Outs: M. Boyd, L. Picken, S. Darley