AFL Footy Live Sydney Swans vs Collingwood Magpies Stream AFL 2015 Seasons Week 20 math will be kick off at Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, Friday 14 August 2015 online, 19.50 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
The Sydney Swans were atrocious in the second half last week and must win to keep in touch with an elusive top four spot whilst the Pies must win to keep their mathematical top eight chances alive.
Lance Franklin has been ruled out with his lingering back injury but The Swans are regain Mike Pyke and Gary Rohan who both missed last week. Ben McGlynn is also missing for the Swans For the Pies, Travis Cloke and Jordan De Goey return at the expense of youngsters Matt Scharenberg and Brayden Maynard.
Sydney has slumped to fifth on the ladder after losing three of their past four games. They rank 10th for scoring and fifth for least points conceded this season. The Swans average just 72-points per game in the last five weeks. Sydney is 10-0 (4-6 against the line) vs bottom ten teams this season. The Pies are 11th on the ladder having broken a six game losing streak with a patchy win over Carlton last week. Collingwood have a 1-6 (2-5 against the line) record against top eight teams this year.
The Swans and Magpies have met 222 times with Collingwood leading 140-81 with one draw. Collingwood has won 13 of their last 15 match-ups. Since 2010, the Pies are 5-2 (4-3 against the line) vs Sydney. The Swans are 10-5 (7-8 against the line) on Thursday/Friday nights in the last two seasons. Collingwood is 11-8 (12-7 against the line) in Thursday/Friday night games since the start of 2013. These two teams have not played at the SCG since 2000. Collingwood is 10-10 (10-10 against the line) when playing interstate since the start of 2012 – including 4-5 (4-5 against the line) in 2014-15. Sydney is 25-6-1 (18-14) against the line at the SCG since the start of 2012, including 11-3 (6-8 against the line) since last year. Sydney is 9-5-1 (6-9 ATL) following a loss since the start of 2013. Eight of their last nine games have totalled under 172-points. Dane Swan averages over 36 disposals in the last three weeks.
The Wolf is definitely not sold on Collingwood at the moment having won only one of their past seven games and that was not a very convincing win at all over the Blues. The Swans were shocking in the second half last week but The Wolf is backing that they wil lift this week. They bounced back after a similiar loss to West Coast by smashing Adelaide at the SCG and the Pies are not up to Adelaide’s class. Expect Sydney’s midfield unit to lift after they were outworked by Selwood, Motlop and co last week as they look to recapture some winning form.
B: N.Smith, T.Richards, J.Laidler
HB: D.Rampe, H.Grundy, R.Shaw
C: H.Cunningham, J.Kennedy, J.McVeigh
HF: K.Jack, A.Goodes, L.Jetta
F: I.Heeney, K.Tippett, T.Mitchell
Foll: M.Pyke, D.Hannebery, L.Parker
Inter: B.Jack, J.Lloyd, S.Reid, G.Rohan
Emer: Z.Jones, X.Richards, J.Rose
In: M.Pyke, G.Rohan
Out: Z.Jones, T.Nankervis
B: T.Langdon, N.Brown, M.Williams
HB: A.Toovey, J.Frost, B.Sinclair
C: J.Crisp, D.Swan, S.Sidebottom
HF: T.Varcoe, B.Reid, J.Elliott
F: A.Fasolo, T.Cloke, D.Moore
Foll: B.Grundy, T.Adams, S.Pendlebury
Inter: L.Greenwood, J.De Goey, J.Blair, J.Marsh
Emer: B.Maynard, M.Scharenberg, J.White
In: J.De Goey, T.Cloke
Out: B.Maynard, M.Scharenberg