Fremantle v St Kilda Tips, Predictions and Match Preview - Fyfe and forwards key to success

Trent Orwin 4 Apr 2019
  • Fremantle takes on St Kilda at Optus Stadium on Sunday afternoon
  • The Saints have won both games

Fremantle host an unbeaten St Kilda at Optus Stadium on Sunday afternoon in their Round 3 clash. 

Fox Footy will broadcast the action live from 5:00pm AEST, with the first bounce taking place at 5:20pm AEST, or 3:20pm local time. 

Match Preview


Fremantle comes off a disappointing loss to the Gold Coast Suns at Metricon Stadium. They were beaten by three points but the Suns could have won by more if it wasn’t for inaccurate kicking throughout the game. This was a lot different to Round 1 where the Dockers won by 82 points over North Melbourne. 

St Kilda defeated Gold Coast by one point in Round 1 before a surprising 11-point win over Essendon. 

Returning home should be a big boost for Fremantle and 2015 Brownlow Medallist Nat Fyfe has been terrific to begin the 2019 season. Cam McCarthy has looked good up forward and the Saints may have trouble trying to stop him, Jesse Hogan and Matt Taberner. 

Jade Gresham is someone that Fremantle will need to stop because the Saints forward will be one of the pivotal players for the away team. Jack Steele has also had a good start to the season, leading the league with 17 tackles alongside three other players. He could tag Fyfe but has become a two-way player and knows how to get plenty of the ball himself. 

Team News


Fremantle could field a similar team to last game with no new injuries to report. Brennan Cox is getting closer to a return from a hamstring injury. 

St Kilda got through their win over Essendon in good shape. 

Match Odds


Fremantle $1.40
St Kilda $2.80

* Correct at time of writing


Both sides have won two games against each other from their past four matches. The last time they met was at Optus Stadium with the Dockers winning by 30 points. The match looked to be over at half-time with Fremantle leading by six goals. The Saints rallied in the third but the Dockers kicked away in the last. Four Fremantle had 30-plus touches with Nat Fyfe (36), Connor Blakely (35), Ed Langdon (33) and Lachie Neale (32) leading the way for the Dockers. 

So far in 2019, both sides are averaging similar numbers for disposals, clearances and inside 50s, but we are only two games into the season. 

Prediction and Tips


Fremantle will be hard to beat at Optus Stadium and can account for St Kilda by a margin of three goals or more. 

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