AFL Live Brisbane Lions vs Gold Coast Suns Streaming Free 2017 Regular Seasons Round 21 match will be kick off at Gabba, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, Saturday 12 August 2017 online, 16:35 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
Brisbane sit on bottom spot on the AFL ladder with just four wins under their belt in season 2017, while Gold Coast are in 15th position with six wins. Of the two, there is some argument to suggest that the Suns have been the most disappointing.
Their now former coach, Rodney Eade, is the first victim of their poor campaign and was ousted as coach earlier in the week. Dean Solomon will take over in the coachers box and will need to find the right formula to snap the Suns five game losing streak. Last weekend they endured a 23-point loss to Fremantle in Perth.
Earlier on the same day, Brisbane pushed last year’s premiers, the Western Bulldogs, at the GABBA before eventually going down by 14. Chris Fagan’s young side led the Dogs in the last quarter but couldn’t quite seal the deal.
They return to their home ground to take on their local rivals and have been posted at the odds of $1.83 with CrownBet to make it win number five for the year, while the Suns are $1.95.
With little separating the two sides in the head to head market, picking a winner looks tough, but the Lions may be the ones to go for, provided they can string together four consistent quarters.
They have a slightly healthier list at this time of the year and a host of their senior players are in good form, including Tom Rockliff, Dayne Zorko, Dayne Beams and Daniel Rich.
Gold Coast will always be a chance in this as the Lions have conceded more points than any other side in the competition and they are likely to get on top in the disposal count.
Gary Ablett and Pearce Hanley will have an influence, while Peter Wright and Tom Lynch could find themselves amongst the goals up forward. The added X-factor will be how the Suns perform under their caretaker coach as in the past, some sides have rebounded after a changing of the guard.
Brisbane will lose Alex Witherden after the halfback sustained a hamstring injury last weekend, while Sam Mayes may return. Gold Coast will be without as stack of players, including Aaron Hall, while David Swallow remains in doubt.
B: D. McStay, H. Andrews, D. Rich
HB: D. Gardiner, J. Walker, S. Mayes
C: H. McCluggage, D. Zorko, R. Bastinac
HF: L. Taylor, M. Close, J. Berry
F: R. Lester, E. Hipwood, J. Barrett
FOL: S. Martin, T. Rockliff, D. Beams
I/C: N. Robertson, C. Cox, R. Mathieson, J. Allison
EMG: B. Keays, C. Beams, A. Smith
IN: S. Mayes, M. Close
OUT: J. Schache, A. Witherden
B: J. Harbrow, S. May, M. Spencer
HB: J. Joyce, T. McKenzie, A. Saad
C: P. Hanley, A. Hall, M. Rosa
HF: J. Lyons, J. Martin, S. Lemmens
F: D. Macpherson, P. Wright, B. Ainsworth
FOL: D. Currie, T. Miller, D. Swallow
I/C: A. Sexton, C. Ah Chee, J. Schoenfeld, J. Scrimshaw
EMG: M. Hallahan, J. Bowes, K. Brooksby
IN: D. Swallow, J. Lyons, C. Ah Chee, B. Ainsworth
OUT: G. Ablett, J. Grant, M. Hallahan, T. Lynch