Australian Football League Live Sydney Swans vs West Coast Eagles Live Stream Free, AFL 2018 Regular Seasons Week 13 AFL Stream. Sydney Swans vs West Coast Eagles match will be kickoff at Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, SA, Australia, Friday 15 June 2018 online, 19:50 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
Sydney come off a 71 point win over St Kilda at Etihad Stadium last weekend and have now won five on the trot.
However, their winning streak is some way off when we compare that to West Coast, who have won 10 in a row. Despite this, the Eagles head in as underdogs.
Interestingly, their loss this year came against the Sydney Swans when the two sides met back in Round 1. They followed this up with 10 wins before their Round 12 bye. Prior to the break they also met St Kilda, defeating that side by 13 points at Perth Stadium.
It will be interesting to see if the competition’s pacesetters can take their form on the road. Four of their wins have come interstate this year, including a Round 8 trip to Sydney, when they conquered GWS by 25.
They are one of only two sides that are averaging over 100 points per game this year but they will have to do it without Jack Darling, who has booted 28 goals in 2018. The powerful forward went down with an ankle injury and will miss the game.
Darling’s partner in crime, Josh Kennedy, has booted 27 goals and will be the major focal point up forward. Mark LeCras is another that is more than capable of stepping up and has booted 21.
At the other end of the ground, Lance Franklin, looms large for the Swans. Buddy has kicked 29 goals in 2018 but the Swans will need to negotiate their way around Jeremy McGovern, who is renowned for his intercept marking in the defensive 50m.
Key battles will occur in the middle of the ground. Nic Natanui take on his former teammate, Callum Sinclair, in the ruck, while the likes of Andrew Gaff and Elliot Yeo match up on Sydney’s Josh Kennedy and Isaac Heeney.
The Swans rank higher for total disposals, contested possession and clearances but the Eagles are superior in the air, ranking higher for contested marks and hitouts. A win for either side will see them firm for a top four spot.
The two sides have split their last four games by winning two each. They met in Round 1 this year at Perth Stadium and it was Sydney by 29 points. On that occasion, Lance Franklin booted eight goals for the winners, while Mark LeCras and Jack Darling chimed in with three each for the Eagles.
Sydney have won the past four games between the two sides in Sydney, including the Round 5 2016 encounter by 39 points and are eight from 10 over the Eagles in the past 10 years.
While the Swans enjoy the home ground advantage, it should be noted that they have lost three games at the SCG out of six played this season.
I’m inclined to go with Sydney, despite their surprisingly inconsistent form at the SCG this year. The loss of Darling hurts the Eagles, while the tight confines of the SCG should suit the Swans style of play more than the league leaders.
B: Lloyd, Grundy, Smith
HB: Jones, Rampe, Marsh
C: Cunningham, Kennedy, Florent
HF: Hewett, Franklin, Hayward
F: Ronke, Rohan, Parker
FOLL: Sinclair, Heeney, Hannebery
I/C: Allir, Jack, McCartin, Papley
EMG: Cameron, O’Riordan, Robinson, Rose
IN: Allir, Jack
OUT: Robinson, McVeigh
B: Hurt, McGovern, Cole
HB: Jetta, Sheppard, Duggan
C: Masten, Redden, Gaff
HF: Rioli, Brander, Cripps
F: LeCras, Kennedy, Waterman
FOLL: Naitanui, Yeo, Shuey
I/C: Ryan, Sheed, Lycett, Nelson
EMG: Hutchings, Darling, Petruccelle, Ainsworth
IN: Masten, Brander, Shuey, Ryan
OUT: Ah Chee, Hutchings, Darling, Barrass