AFL Live Sydney Swans vs Essendon Bombers Live Streaming Free 2019 Round 08 Live Stream Online,The AFL match will be kick off at Sydney Cricket Ground, Moore Park, Australia, Friday 10 May 2019 online,Time: 7:50pm AEST and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
Sydney are a shadow of the side that has seen them make every finals series this decade. The Swans have registered just the one victory in 2019, with that coming against lowly Carlton in round three.
John Longmire’s side come off a 22 point loss to Brisbane last weekend and have been posted as the underdogs in the head to head betting.
Despite all the hype, Essendon also have an inferior record when comparing wins to losses. The Bombers have won three of seven and come off a 22 point defeat against the competition’s pacesetters, Geelong.
The Dons will be looking to square the ledger with a win against the struggling Swans and will be out to get their running game going. Adam Saad and Conor McKenna loom as key playmakers in the backline, while Dylan Shiel and Dyson Heppell can combine to get on top in the clearances.
Sydney will need some of their big name players to lift. Luke Parker and Callum Mills were a bit quiet last weekend but a positive was the form of Tom Papley, who booted four goals.
A loss for Sydney will all but make them certainties of missing the finals for the first time since 2009, while an Essendon win sees them get back on track. A loss for the Bombers makes it hard with some tricky games coming up against Fremantle and Richmond.
Sydney’s Lance Franklin has been on the sidelines with a hamstring injury and faces a fitness test in his quest to return to the 22. Jarryd McVeigh and Heath Grundy are still a few weeks away.
Essendon are set to regain Orazio Fantasia, while Tom Bellchambers will be monitored at training after hurting his ankle in the loss to the Cats.
Essendon claimed victory the last time the two sides met by knocking over Sydney by 43 points at Marvel Stadium in round 19 last season. Dyson Heppell and David Myers were among the Bombers better players. Callum Sinclair and Jake Lloyd were the Swans best.
That win ended a run of eight straight losses for the Bombers against the Swans. They were smashed at the SCG in the 2017 Elimination Final, while earlier in the season, Sydney stole the points with a goal after the siren from Gary Rohan. Essendon have not defeated Sydney in Sydney since 2009, losing their past nine.
B: Rampe, Melican, Mills
HB: Lloyd, Aliir, Thurlow
C: Dawson, Jones, Heeney
HF: Hewett, Reid, Fox
F: Blakey, McCartin, Papley
FOLL: Sinclair, Kennedy, Parker
I/C: Jack, Hayeward, Florent, O’Riordan
EMG: Rowbottom, Cameron, McInerney, Stoddart
OUT: Cunningham (injured)
B: Ambrose, Hooker, McGrath
HB: Francis, Hurley, Fantasia
C: Merrett, Parish, Heppell
HF: Guelfi, Stringer, Smith
F: McDonald-Tipungwuti, Myers, Saad
FOLL: Bellchambers, Shiel, Zaharakis
I/C: Ham, McKenna, Redman, Clarke
EMG: Baguley, Langford, Ridley, Hartley
IN: Fantasia, Myers, Ham, Clarke
OUT: Baguley (omitted), Ridley (omitted), Langford (omitted), Daniher (managed)