Australian Football League Live Fremantle Dockers vs Brisbane Lions Stream AFL 2015 Seasons Week 14 math will be kick off at Domain Stadium, Perth, Western Australia, Australia Sunday 05 July 2015 online, 16.40 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
The Brisbane Lions fought hard before succumbing to Adelaide last round whilst the Dockers survived a scare against Collingwood and have dominated the Lions in recent times.
The Lions will need to replace Stefan Martin (suspension) with Sam Mayes and Daniel Merrett pushing to replace him. They will likely be without at least four first choice best 22 players including captain Tom Rockliff. The Dockers are missing defenders Michael Johnson (hamstring) and Zac Dawson (thumb) from their ideal line-up. Big men Matt Taberner and Zac Clarke performed well in the WAFL and could be included whilst youngster Max Duffy could slot in up forward.
Fremantle is flying high on top of the ladder with 11 wins through 12 games. They rank just 10th in scoring but lead the league in defence averaging just 64.5 points against per game in 2015. Brisbane is 17th on the ladder with just two wins. They rank 17th for scoring and 18th for most points against this season. They are 0-5 (3-2 against the line) vs top eight teams this season.
Fremantle and Brisbane have played 23 times, Freo lead 12-11 having won the last seven encounters. Since 2010, Fremantle is 7-0 (4-3 against the line) vs the Lions. Brisbane is 8-19 (11-16 against the line) away from Queensland since the start of 2013. Brisbane has not won in Perth since August, 2010 – five consecutive defeats (3-2 against the line). Teams favoured by more than 50-points are 4-0 (but 1-3 against the line) in 2015. The last five Fremantle-Brisbane games have totalled under 155-points.
The Dockers have the firepower to absolutely blow Brisbane apart but The Wolf is wary of the fact that heavy favourites rarely cover the line when given a 50-point head start and that is why the total match points line looks the way to go. Don’t expect Fremantle to let up any easy points to a Brisbane side that is desperately lacking a tall forward option with Garrick Ibbotson primed to pick off any errant bombs inside 50. The Dockers should clamp down on Brisbane out of defence and not let their competent midfield get any momentum going forward.
B Lee Spurr, Luke McPharlin, Garrick Ibbotson
HB Danyle Pearce, Alex Pearce, Stephen Hill
C Tommy Sheridan, Nat Fyfe, Clancee Pearce
HF Michael Barlow, Chris Mayne, Michael Walters
F Zac Clarke, Matthew Pavlich, Hayden Ballantyne
FOL Aaron Sandilands, David Mundy, Lachie Neale
I/C Matt de Boer, Nick Suban, Matt Taberner, Paul Duffield
EMG Tendai Mzungu, Cameron Sutcliffe, Hayden Crozier
IN Paul Duffield, Zac Clarke, Matt Taberner
OUT Jack Hannath, Cameron Sutcliffe, Hayden Crozier
B Marco Paparone, Justin Clarke, Hugh Beasley
HB James Aish, Harris Andrews, Jed Adcock
C Dayne Zorko, Dayne Beams, Daniel Rich
HF Lewis Taylor, Jordon Bourke, Mitch Robinson
F Josh Green, Daniel McStay, Allen Christensen
FOL Matthew Leuenberger, Jack Redden, Ryan Lester
I/C Rohan Bewick, Brent Staker, Darcy Gardiner, Sam Mayes
EMG Mitch Golby, Zac O’Brien, Tom Cutler
IN Brent Staker, Ryan Lester, Sam Mayes, Darcy Gardiner
OUT Pearce Hanley, Stefan Martin, Ryan Harwood, Tom Cutler