Australian Football League Live Brisbane Lions vs Gold Coast Suns Stream AFL 2015 Seasons Week 19 math will be kick off at The Gabba Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Saturday 08 August 2015 online, 16.40 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
A wooden spoon battle as the winner is likely to avoid finishing last on the ladder this season. The depleted Suns go in deserved favourites after their draw against West Coast whilst the equally-decimated Lions have one of their last legitimate chances for victory this season.
For Brisbane, star midfielder Dayne Beams (shoulder) is out for the season and ruckman Matthew Leuenberger (knee) is out too. They will be without as many as eight of their best 22. They have Zac O’Brien and Trent West as two who are likely to come into the side. For the Suns, they are likely to be without seven of their best 22 including arguably their four best midfielders. Veteran Michael Rischitelli is likely to return to face his former side.
The Lions have lost 10 in a row for the first time since their merger. These ten losses have been by an average of 40-points. They are last on the ladder with just two wins and average of just 46-points in their last five games. The Suns drew thanks to a Tom Lynch goal in the dying seconds against the Eagles. Before that they have lost three in a row. The Suns are 2-5 (3-4 against the line) vs fellow bottom-ten teams this season.
The Lions are 6-3 against their local rivals winning those six encounters by an average of 38 points though the Suns did spank them in round 5. Despite losing six games to Brisbane, the Suns are 4-3 at the line. The last five Q-Clashes have totalled over 165-points. The Lions are 4-15 (8-11 against the line) at home in 2014-15. The Suns are 2-20-1 (8-15 against the line) without Gary Ablett in the side. Tom Rockliff averages 27 touches and a goal per game against the Suns in nine matches. Including a mammoth 47 possessions in their round 18 game last year.
The Wolf is not that keen to get involved in the first ‘Spoon Bowl but if pushed the Suns look the bet on the strength of last week. Led by the reformed Harley Bennell and Tom Lynch up forward, the Suns should have too much in hand for Brisbane. Though the Lions look to have an advantege in the middle, they are not as strong as West Coast and the Suns managed to match it with them. Their pressure on the ball carrier has been good recently and if they bring that against Brisbane, they should beat their older sibling again.
B: J.Clarke, D.Merrett, H.Andrews
HB: M.Paparone, D.Rich, S.Mayes
C: D.Zorko, J.Redden, L.Taylor
HF: A.Christensen, R.Bewick, M.Robinson
F: L.McGuane, J.Freeman, J.Adcock
Foll: S.Martin, T.Rockliff, P.Hanley
Inter: L.Dawson, D.McStay, Z.O’Brien, B.Evans
Emer: T.Cutler, N.Robertson, H.Beasley
In: L.McGuane, Z.O’Brien, B.Evans
Out: Out: D.Beams (shoulder), M.Leuenberger (leg), N.Robertson
New: Billy Evans (Bendigo U18)
Gold Coast Suns:
B: A.Saad, H.Schade, K.Kolodjashnij
HB: N.Malceski, S.May, T.McKenzie
C: J.Harbrow, M.Rischitelli, M.Shaw
HF: H.Bennell, TJ.Lynch, B.Matera
F: J.Martin, S.Day, C.Dixon
Foll: T.Nicholls, J.Lonergan, T.Miller
Inter: L.Russell, A.Boston, A.Hall, S.Lemmens
Emer: Z.Smith, J.Glenn, A.Raines
In: T.McKenzie, M.Rischitelli
Out: R.Thompson (ankle), J.Glenn