Australian Football League Live West Coast Eagles vs Fremantle Dockers Stream AFL 2015 Seasons Week 03 math will be kick off at Domain Stadium, Perth, Western Australia, Australia, Sunday 19 April 2015 online, 16.40pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
The Dockers have proven they are genuine premiership contenders defeating Port Adelaide and Geelong in the first two weeks. West Coast lost to the Bulldogs then spanked Carlton.
The Eagles have added Sam Butler and Josh Hill for Jamie Bennell and Simon Turnbridge whilst the Dockers replace the suspended Hayden Ballantyne with Hayden Crozier.
The Eagles are 7th on the ladder, ranking third in handballs and fourth in tackles this season and having had the least amount of clangers. The Dockers are fourth on the ladder ranking fourth in disposals, fifth in contested possessions and fourth in inside 50s.
Nat Fyfe v Matt Rosa – The Fremantle midfielder is easily the best player in the competition at the moment, averaging 33.5 disposals and two goals per game this season. Matt Rosa will get first crack at stopping him. Good luck, Matt.
This will be the 41st Derby with West Coast leading 21-19 though the Dockers have won the last five matches. Since the start of 2010, the Dockers are 7-3 (7-3 against the line) vs West Coast. Five of the last eight WA Derbies have totalled under 162 points. Under Ross Lyon, the Dockers are 32-7 (24-15 against the line) at Patersons Stadium – 12-2 (9-5 against the line) in the last two seasons.
In 40 derbies, the Eagles lead 21-19 but that gap should close by one after this match. Fremantle are rocking and rolling at the moment, following up their impressive win over Port Adelaide in round 1 with a dominant performance in Geelong last week. Nat Fyfe is the best player in the competition at the moment and averages 29 disposals and one goal in his last three against the Eagles too. The Dockers have won five on the trot against their local rivals and should make it six in a row on Sunday.
West Coast Eagles :
B Shannon Hurn, Jeremy McGovern, Jackson Nelson
HB Elliot Yeo, Will Schofield, Matt Rosa
C Brad Sheppard, Matt Priddis, Chris Masten
HF Jamie Cripps, Josh J. Kennedy, Andrew Gaff
F Scott Lycett, Mark LeCras, Sharrod Wellingham
FOLL Nic Naitanui, Dom Sheed, Luke Shuey
I/C FROM Jamie Bennell, Sam Butler, Brant Colledge, Liam Duggan, Josh Hill, Patrick McGinnity, Fraser McInnes
IN Butler, Colledge, Hill, McInnes
OUT Tunbridge (ankle)
B Cameron Sutcliffe, Luke McPharlin, Lee Spurr
HB Garrick Ibbotson, Michael Johnson, Nick Suban
C Paul Duffield, Nat Fyfe, Michael Barlow
HF Danyle Pearce, Matthew Pavlich, Lachie Neale
F Zac Clarke, Chris Mayne, Michael Walters
FOLL Aaron Sandilands, David Mundy, Stephen Hill
I/C FROM Matt Taberner, Clancee Pearce, Matt de Boer, Hayden Crozier, Tendai Mzungu, Max Duffy, Jack Hannath
IN Crozier, Mzungu, Duffy, Hannath
OUT Ballantyne (suspension)