Australian Football League Live West Coast Eagles vs Geelong Cats Stream Free, AFL 2017 Seasons Week 13. West Coast Eagles vs Geelong Cats match will be kickoff at Domain Stadium, Subiaco, Western Australia, Australia, Thursday 15 June 2017 online, 20:10 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
Round 13 of the AFL home and away season gets underway when the West Coast Eagles take on the Geelong Cats at Domain Stadium.
The Thursday night encounter gets underway at 8.10pm (AEST) or 6.10pm (local) and the action can be seen on Channel 7 and Fox Footy. AFL Live Vision is also available to ALL CrownBet members. Every Match, wherever you are.
The two sides have had a contrasting time of it in the last month. West Coast have lost their past three games, slumping to 9th spot on the ladder, while Geelong have been victorious in that time period and have jumped to 3rd spot.
The Cats had the luxury of playing three games in a row at their home ground of Simonds Stadium, winning all three in front of their home fans those in impressive fashion.
Their most recent victory came by 22 points over Adelaide and it was a similar story with Patrick Dangerfield and Joel Selwood leading the way. The dynamic duo combined for 56 disposals and both sit among the leading fancies for the Brownlow Medal.
West Coast come off another disappointing effort on the road, losing by three points to the Gold Coast Suns, but they head back to their home ground of Domain Stadium, where they have won four from five this year.
Geelong have had the benefit of travelling to the venue once already this season, for a win in Round 1 over Fremantle and will back themselves.
Key players for Chris Scott’s side are the obvious; Dangerfield and Selwood. Both have featured amongst the best in the majority of the games this year and another big performance from the two will just about see them over the line.
Others to look for include the former Eagle, Scott Selwood, who will likely play a negating role, while Lachie Henderson and Zac Smith also have important jobs. Smith can take advantage in the ruck against an Eagles outfit that are badly missing Nic Naitanui.
Geelong should have an advantage at winning the contested possession. They rank 4th in this area, while the Eagles are 16th. The Cats are also the superior clearance side, ranking 7th compared to 15th.
The game is a huge one for the Eagles given their recent form and in the absence of Kennedy they will need big contributions from some of their forwards, including Jack Darling, who has booted 19 goals this season.
Matt Priddis, Sam Mitchell and Andrew Gaff take on the likes of Dangerfield and Selwood in the middle, while Jeremy McGovern shapes as a key in the backline.
A win for the home side will likely see them back inside the top eight at the end of the round, but if they go down there will be some massive questions being asked about their credentials.
West Coast Eagles:
B: S. Hurn, E. Mackenzie, W. Schofield
HB: E. Yeo, J. McGovern, B. Sheppard
C: A. Gaff, S. Mitchell, T. Cole
HF: L. Jetta, J. Darling, D. Sheed
F: M. LeCras, D. Petrie, J. Cripps
R: N. Vardy, M. Priddis, L. Shuey
I/C: L. Duggan, J. Nelson, M. Hutchings, T. Barrass
EMG: C. Masten, S. Wellingham, J. Hill
IN: T. Barrass, T. Cole
OUT: S. Butler (Omitted), J. Hill (Omitted)
B: A. Mackie, T. Lonergan, J. Kolodjashnij
HB: T. Stewart, L. Henderson, Z. Tuohy
C: C. Guthrie, J. Selwood, N. Cockatoo
HF: J. Murdoch, R. Stanley, J. Parsons
F: D. Menzel, H. Taylor, S. Motlop
R: Z. Smith, S. Selwood, P. Dangerfield
I/C: J. Bews, M. Duncan, D. Lang, S. Menegola
EMG: W. Buzza, J. Cunico, T. Ruggles
In: R. Stanley, J. Bews
Out: T. Hawkins (Suspension), M. Blicavs (Soreness)