Australian Football League Live St Kilda Saints vs West Coast Eagles Stream AFL 2015 Seasons Week 08 math will be kick off at Etihad Stadium, Melbourne, Australia Saturday 23 May 2015 online, 13.45pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
Out of sight, out of mind – the Eagles are quietly in second on the ladder having won four on the trot. The face a St Kilda side looking for their third win for the season.
St Kilda will be without captain Nick Riewoldt (concussion) but will be hoping Leigh Montagna (hamstring) and Jarryn Geary (thigh) pass fitness tests. Tim Membrey, Paddy McCartin and Farren Ray loom as potential inclusions. The Eagles are missing Matt Rosa (hamstring), Mitch Brown (knee), Jack Darling (foot), Eric Mackenzie (knee) from their best 22. Scott Selwood, Jeremy McGovern, Kane Lucas, Scott Lycett and Patrick McGinnity are also chances to return.
The Saints are 14th on the ladder with a 2-5 record. They rank 11th for points scored and 15th for total points conceded this season having beaten Gold Coast and the Bulldogs. The Eagles are on fire sitting second on the ladder and ranking second for points scored and 3rd for least amount of points conceded this season.
St Kilda and West Coast have met 42 times with the Eagles leading 24-17 with one draw. They have split the last eight games at 4-each but the Eagles have won the last four games by 4, 30, 25 and 33 points. The Eagles are 5-6 (4-7 against the line) at Etihad Stadium since the start of 2012. St Kilda is 8-18 (13-14 against the line ) at the Docklands since the start of 2013. Only one of their last five match-ups have totalled over 173-points.
The Eagles have four wins by over 50-points already this season but three of them were at home and they struggle to replicate their form at home when on the road. The unders could be the play. The Eagles have struggled to score when away from Perth recently whilst the Saints have restricted their opponents to an average of just 85-points in their three games at Etihad this season. This one could end with an 80-60, Eagles win.
St Kilda Saints:
B Cameron Shenton, Sean Dempster, Jimmy Webster
HB Jack Newnes, Sam Fisher, Daniel McKenzie
C Maverick Weller, David Armitage, Dylan Roberton
HF Jack Billings, Josh Bruce, Leigh Montagna
F Eli Templeton, Tom Hickey, Tim Membrey
FOLL Billy Longer, Jack Steven, Luke Dunstan
I/C Shane Savage, Blake Acres, Adam Schneider, Jack Sinclair
EMG Tom Curren, Tom Simpkin, Darren Minchington
IN Leigh Montagna, Tim Membrey, Blake Acres
OUT Luke Delaney (hip), Nick Riewoldt (concussion), Jack Lonie (concussion)
West Coast Eagles:
B Sam Butler, Will Schofield, Shannon Hurn
HB Jamie Bennell, Jeremy McGovern, Scott Selwood
C Brad Sheppard, Matt Priddis, Andrew Gaff
HF Jamie Cripps, Fraser McInnes, Chris Masten
F Josh Hill, Josh J. Kennedy, Mark LeCras
FOLL Nic Naitanui, Elliot Yeo, Luke Shuey
I/C Mark Hutchings, Liam Duggan, Callum Sinclair, Sharrod Wellingham
EMG Brant Colledge, Tom Barrass, Jackson Nelson
IN Jeremy McGovern, Scott Selwood
OUT Dom Sheed (hand), Jackson Nelson