Australian Football League Live St Kilda Saints vs Carlton Blues Stream AFL 2015 Seasons Week 04 math will be kick off at Westpac Stadium, Wellington, New Zealand, Saturday 25 April 2015 online, 11.10am (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
The under siege Blues are looking to avoid their second consecutive 0-4 start whilst the Saints are looking for their first win at their adopted New Zealand home.
St Kilda will be without captain Nick Riewoldt and veteran midfielder Leigh Montagna for their trip across the ditch with Darren Minchington, Josh Saunders, Tom Hickey and Tom Curren likely to be considered. For the Blues, Chris Yarran will miss with suspension with Blaine Boekhurst, Rob Warnock, Jason Tutt, Mark Whiley and Nick Graham all impressing in the VFL.
The Saints are 14th on the ladder having beaten Gold Coast and losing to GWS and Collingwood. They rank third in clangers per game and 14th in clearances. The Blues are 17th on the ladder and rank 17th in disposals and points, 18th in tackles, 15th in clangers and 5th in contested marks per game.
Lachie Henderson v Luke Delaney – The Carlton forward has kicked 15 goals in his last four games against the Saints. Like most of his teammates, the Blue has started 2015 very slowly but obviously enjoys this match-up against St Kilda.
Carlton and St Kilda have met 212 times with the Blues leading 158-51 with two draws. The Blues have won their last three games against St Kilda by an average of 51-points. Before that St Kilda had won four-in-a-row over Carlton. Carlton is 4-7 (3-8 against the line) when playing interstate under Mick Malthouse. St Kilda is only 2-13 (6-9 against the line) outside of Melbourne since the start of 2013. The Saints are 0-2 (1-1 against the line) at Westpac Stadium.
Taking a winless Carlton at a line of over three goals in an unpredictable Wellington is fraught win danger. The Blues have played solid quarters of football in all three of their games this season but have yet to string it together for all a whole game. The Saints have also had encouraging stretches. The Blues average just 74-points per game this season and against a solid St Kilda defence on a small ground, expect this one to be tight and low scoring.
St Kilda Saints :
B Sean Dempster, Luke Delaney, Cameron Shenton
HB Dylan Roberton, Sam Fisher, Jarryn Geary
C Shane Savage, David Armitage, Jack Newnes
HF Adam Schneider, Josh Bruce, Tim Membrey
F Jack Billings, Paddy McCartin, Jack Lonie
FOLL Billy Longer, Luke Dunstan, Jack Steven
I/C Tom Curren, Nathan Wright, Ahmed Saad, Jack Sinclair
EMG Tom Hickey, Darren Minchington, Blake Acres
IN Tom Curren
OUT Maverick Weller (calf)
B Sam Rowe, Michael Jamison, Zach Tuohy
HB Kade Simpson, Sam Docherty, Andrew Walker
C Dennis Armfield, Patrick Cripps, Andrejs Everitt
HF Tom Bell, Levi Casboult, David Ellard
F Marc Murphy, Liam Jones, Lachie Henderson
FOLL Cameron Wood, Bryce Gibbs, Andrew Carrazzo
I/C Blaine Boekhorst, Dylan Buckley, Ed Curnow, Jason Tutt
EMG Matthew Dick, Nick Graham, Kristian Jaksch
IN Blaine Boekhorst, Dylan Buckley, Jason Tutt
OUT Chris Judd (back), Chris Yarran (suspension), Ciaran Byrne (hamstring)
NEW Blaine Boekhorst