Australian Football League Live Sydney Swans vs Brisbane Lions Stream Free, AFL 2017 Seasons Week 07. Sydney Swans vs Brisbane Lions match will be kickoff at Sydney Cricket Ground Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, Sunday 07 May 2017 online, 13:10 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
After a disastrous first six weeks of the home and away, the Sydney Swans get their chance to break through for their first win of the season when they play host to the Brisbane Lions at the SCG on Sunday afternoon.
The Swans head in as strong favourites for the 1.10PM encounter, which will be broadcast live on Fox Footy.
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Sydney have been posted as $1.12 favourites in the head to head markets with CrownBet and are expected to register an overdue win, however, it is interesting to note that they were at similar odds last weekend before going down to Carlton to the tune of 19 points.
The Swans face a Brisbane outfit that have dropped their past five games since they won the season opener against the Gold Coast Suns back in Round 1.
Under new coach Chris Fagan, the Lions are still conceding a large number of goals this season, which was a major issue in 2016. Last weekend their opponents, Port Adelaide, racked up 22 majors to consign the Lions to an 83-point loss. The game was effectively over at quarter time after a seven goals to one first term.
The Queensland based side will need to come out with more intent and if they play like they did against the Western Bulldogs a fortnight ago, they are in with a chance.
They have a stack of quality midfielders at their disposal, including Dayne Zorko and Tom Rockliff, who were both relatively quiet last weekend. That duo can return to form against a Swans on-ball division that has struggled in season 2017.
In seasons gone by, Sydney were arguably the competition’s best side in this area of the ground and a trademark was their dominance at winning the contested footy and clearances.
This year, however, they are ranked just 10th and 13th in these two measures. The Lions are 18th for winning contested ball and fifth for clearances.
The home side will need big games from Luke Parker and Daniel Hannebery, who were both solid without being spectacular against the Blues, while Lance Franklin is due for a big one up forward.
The million-dollar recruit has booted just six goals from his past four matches but has been hampered by the lack of quality supply from further up the ground. Given the Lions poor defensive record, the former Hawthorn player should bounce back into form on Sunday.
B: N.Smith, H.Grundy, J.Lloyd
HB: J.McVeigh, L.Melican, C.Mills 14
C: I.Heeney, J.Kenned, Z.Jones
HF: G.Hewett, L.Franklin, T.Papley
F: W.Hayward, S.Reid, H.Cunningham
FOL: S.Naismith, D.Hannebery, L.Parker
I/C: A.Aliir, O.Florent, C.Sinclair, D.Towers
EMG: J.Foote, N.Newman, H.Marsh
IN: J.McVeigh, A.Aliir, D.Towers, S.Naismith, O.Florent
OUT: J.Laidler, G.Rohan, B.Jack, J.Rose, N.Newman
B: D.Gardiner, H.Andrews, D.Rich
HB: S.Mayes, D.McStay, M.Paparone
C: H.McCluggage, D.Zorko, R.Lester
HF: L.Taylor, E.Hipwood, J.Barrett
F: M.Robinson, J.Schache, B.Keays
FOL: S.Martin, J.Berry, T.Rockliff
I/C: R.Harwood, C.Beams, N.Robertson, M.Close
EMG: J.Walker, T.Bell, J.Clayton
IN: M.Paparone, J.Barrett
OUT: D.Beams, T.Cutler