Australian Football League Live Sydney Swans vs Western Bulldogs Stream AFL 2016 Seasons Week 15 match will be kick off at SCG Stadium, Moore Park, New South Wales, Australia, Saturday 02 July 2016 online, 16.35 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
A win to Sydney will see them top the ladder, while the Dogs need victory to stay in touch with the top four.
Sydney have won four of their last five, including scalps over Hawthorn and North Melbourne and big wins over Gold Coast and Melbourne, but were unable to match GWS at Spotless in between.
The Bulldogs won three in a row somewhat unconvincingly between Rounds 10-12 against weaker opposition like Collingwood, West Coast and Port, but lost either side of that winning run to GWS and Geelong, hinting that they are falling off the pace against the best sides.
Sydney leads the Bulldogs 7-3 in their last ten clashes. Four of these have been at the SCG, where Sydney has won three of them, the exception being last season.
Sydney has won their last their last nine SCG matches, starting no longer than $1.42 in any of them, and have covered the line in their last six matches there. Four of the five Swans SCG matches this year have been under the total match score.
The Bulldogs have played eight interstate matches under Luke Beveridge, winning three of them, at +20% POT. They have failed to cover the line in the five losses. The Dogs are 50% ATS when starting $2.90 or longer since the start of last season.
Tom Mitchell is $5.25 to get the most touches . Wow! Firstly, he loves playing at the SCG where he has found the ball 25, 41 and 37 times in his last three games there and he even had 30 on the Bulldogs last year. He’s paying $3.25 for most Fantasy points and should do that you’d think, but the value here is clearly in disposals. He’s $2 to get 30+ possessions and $5.25 for most touches? Oh please, get on!
Two of the best defensive sides in the competition meet up, and even though a fine day is predicted, we can expect a low scoring arm-wrestle.
Both sides bat deep through the midfield, and while the Swans have no x-factor like Bontempelli, they are a more experienced group with more quality at the top end. The Dogs will use their pressure around the ball-carrier to prevent too many inside fifty’s and will trust their backline teamwork to get the best of Buddy Franklin.
The Bulldogs did beat the Swans at the SCG last year, one of only two sides to do so in the last 24 months, so they will have belief it can be done. The Swans should be too good given they have the better credentials and are at home, but it will be a tight one.
B: N.Smith, H.Grundy, Z.Jones
HB: J.Laidler, D.Rampe, C.Mills
C: J.McVeigh, J.Kennedy, I.Heeney
HF: D.Towers, L.Franklin, D.Hannebery
F: B.McGlynn, G.Rohan, L.Parker
R: C.Sinclair, T.Mitchell, K.Jack
I/C: G.Hewett, J.Lloyd, T.Nankervis, J.Rose
EMG: H.Cunningham, A.Davis, S.Naismith
OUT: A.Aliir (Omitted)
B: M.Boyd, M.Adams, S.Biggs
HB: E.Wood, D.Morris, M.Suckling
C: L.Hunter, M.Bontempelli, L.Picken
HF: C.Daniel, J.Stringer, L.Jong
F: T.Dickson, J.Redpath, T.Liberatore
R: J.Roughead, J.Macrae, M.Wallis
I/C: C.Smith, L.Webb, W.Minson, J.Johannisen
EMG: F.Roberts, J.Dunkley, M.Honeychurch
IN: W.Minson, E.Wood, C.Smith, J.Johannisen, L.Webb
OUT: T.Campbell (Omitted), F.Roberts (Omitted), M.Honeychurch (Omitted), B.Williams
(Knee), J.Dunkley (Omitted)