Australian Football League Live St Kilda Saints vs Sydney Swans Live Stream Free, AFL 2018 Regular Seasons Week 12 AFL Stream. St Kilda Saints vs Sydney Swans match will be kickoff at Etihad Stadium, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Saturday 09 June 2018 online, 19:25 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
St Kilda have won just won game this season, which was a 25 point defeat of Brisbane that came way back in Round 1. They registered a draw against GWS in Round 5 but apart from that, their season has predominately been in freefall.
Their optimistic fans can point to the fact that their side finished off well in the recent game against West Coast, booting seven last quarter goals to one before eventually losing by 13.
But the task at hand will be difficult against a Sydney outfit that have won seven of 10 this year and generally play well on the road. The Swans have won their past four games and are primed for another top four finish.
John Longmire’s side rank higher than the Saints in a number of statistical measures. They are 6th for contested possessions and 3rd for clearances, while St Kilda are last in both of these categories.
The Saints are also struggling to penetrate the scoreboard in 2018, averaging just 68 points per game, superior to only one other side, Carlton.
For an unlikely upset to occur, they will need big performances from the likes of Seb Ross, Jack Steven and Jack Sinclair, who were all prominent last weekend, while Tim Membery and Jade Gresham will be the focal points up forward. The former Swan, Membery, booted six goals in the loss to the Eagles.
At the other end, Lance Franklin looms ominously for Sydney, while Isaac Heeney, Luke Parker and Josh Kennedy will provide plenty of depth in the middle of the ground for the favourites.
St Kilda will be sweating on the fitness of Jarryn Geary after the skipper hurt his calf in the loss to the Eagles. He is expected to miss this game. Nick Coffield and David Armitage are a chance of returning to the side.
Sydney have no immediate injuries out of the Carlton game. Dean Towers and Dan Robinson are among those with solid form in the NEAFL and may earn a recall.
Sydney have won their past eight against St Kilda, a sequence that stretches back to 2012. Three of those games have been played at Etihad.
The two sides last met in Round 18 last year and on that occasion it was Sydney by 42 points at the SCG. Earlier in the season, the Swans scored by 50 at Etihad. Lance Franklin booted a combined total of seven goals in those two games, while Callum Sinclair chipped in with five in the Round 18 game. Seb Ross was the best for St Kilda on both occasions.
St Kilda can take some hope out of the way they finished off last weekend but Sydney will have the answers. Swans by 26 points.
B: Jimmy Webster, Nathan Brown, Shane Savage
HB: Hunter Clark, Logan Austin, Bailey Rice
C: Jack Newnes, Jack Steele, Ed Phillips
HF: Jack Sinclair, Paddy McCartin, Josh Battle
F: Jade Gresham, Tim Membrey, Jack Lonie
FOLL: Tom Hickey, Sebastian Ross, Jack Steven
I/C: Luke Dunstan, Daniel McKenzie, Nick Coffield, Maverick Weller
EMG: Billy Longer, Darragh Joyce, Ben Paton
IN: Nathan Brown, Josh Battle, Luke Dunstan, Nick Coffield
OUT: Jarryn Geary (inj.), Brandon White, Rowan Marshall, Jack Billings
B: Nick Smith, Heath Grundy, Jake Lloyd
HB: Jarrad McVeigh, Dane Rampe, Harry Cunningham
C: Zak Jones, Luke Parker, Oliver Florent
HF: George Hewett, Gary Rohan, Isaac Heeney
F: Will Hayward, Lance Franklin, Ben Ronke
FOLL: Callum Sinclair, Dan Hannebery, Josh Kennedy
I/C: Harry Marsh, Tom McCartin, Tom Papley, Daniel Robinson
EMG: Aliir Aliir, Kieren Jack, Nic Newman, Dean Towers
IN: Tom McCartin, Tom Papley, Daniel Robinson
OUT: Kieren Jack, Ryley Stoddart, Nic Newman