AFL Live St Kilda Saints vs Essendon Bombers Stream AFL Football 2015 Online, AFL Round 05 Match will be kick off at Etihad Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Saturday 02 May 2015 online, 15.20pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
The Essendon Bombers and Saints are both looking to bounce back from a loss last weekend. The Saints did beat Essendon last year, can history repeat itself?
The Saints are still without Leigh Montagna and Nick Riewoldt but have added Maverick Weller, Tom Hickey, Blake Acres, Jimmy Webster and Daniel McKenzie. Whilst the Bombers have rested Paul Chapman with Kyle Langford likely to make his debut.
The Bombers have beaten Hawthorn and Carlton this year with a gallant loss to Sydney and a disappointing loss to Collingwood. They rank 16th in points per game but second in disposals. The Saints are 1-3 and 15th on the ladder with a solitary win over the Suns to go with losses to Carlton, GWS and Collingwood.
Essendon and St Kilda have met 208 times with the Bombers leading 139-65-4. Essendon lead 11-7 all time at Etihad Stadium. The Bombers have won five of their last seven (5-2 against the line) vs St Kilda by an average of 27 points. St Kilda is 7-17 (10-14 against the line ) at the Docklands since the start of 2013. Essendon is 11-9 (8-12 against the line) at the Dome since the start of 2013.
All signs point to Essendon in a blow-out. They are a far superior side who love playing at the Dome. With Hooker and Hurley, the Bombers defence should be able to cripple the Saints when they go forward whilst their midfield should beat up on the experience Saints. Big Bombers win is in the offing.
St Kilda Saints :
B Sean Dempster, Luke Delaney, Jarryn Geary
HB Shane Savage, Sam Fisher, Jack Newnes
C Dylan Roberton, David Armitage, Jack Sinclair
HF Jack Billings, Josh Bruce, Luke Dunstan
F Daniel McKenzie, Tim Membrey, Jack Lonie
FOLL Billy Longer, Maverick Weller, Jack Steven
I/C Tom Hickey, Blake Acres, Adam Schneider, Jimmy Webster,
EMG Paddy McCartin, Cameron Shenton, Tom Curren
IN Daniel McKenzie, Maverick Weller, Tom Hickey, Blake Acres, Jimmy Webster
OUT Ahmed Saad, Nathan Wright, Paddy McCartin, Cameron Shenton, Tom Curren
NEW Daniel McKenzie
B Dustin Fletcher, Michael Hurley, Martin Gleeson
HB Brendon Goddard, Cale Hooker, Courtenay Dempsey
C Michael Hibberd, Jobe Watson, Brent Stanton
HF Ben Howlett, Kyle Langford, Patrick Ambrose
F Zach Merrett, Joe Daniher, Jake Carlisle
FOLL Tom Bellchambers, Travis Colyer, David Zaharakis
I/C Jake Melksham, Dyson Heppell, Will Hams, Mark Baguley
EMG Elliott Kavanagh, Jackson Merrett, Orazio Fantasia
IN Kyle Langford
OUT Paul Chapman (groin)
NEW Kyle Langford