Australian Football League Live Sydney Swans vs Gold Coast Suns Stream AFL 2015 Seasons Week 23 math will be kick off at Sydney Cricket Ground Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, Saturday 05 September 2015 online, 19.40 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
The Sydney Swans look to cement their spot in the top four as the Suns simply look to get through round 23 in what has been a lamentable season.
The Swans will have to make at least one change with All Australian defender Nick Smith out with a hamstring injury. Ben McGlynn and Craig Bird are likely to spend another week in the reserves so Jake Lloyd could be the man to come back in. Luke Parker is a couple of weeks away with his broken leg. For the Suns, they are missing at least nine of their best 22 with Trent McKenzie a chance to return from a hamstring strain.
Sydney must win to make the top four. The Swans have found their scoring punch in the past fortnight having kicked a combined total of 268-points in the last two games, winning those two games by a combined total of 186-points. Sydney is 13-0 (6-7 against the line) vs bottom ten teams this season. The Suns are 16th on the table with four wins and 16 losses this year though they have won two of their last four games. Gold Coast is 0-9-1 (4-6 against the line) vs top eight teams this year
Sydney has won all five of its matches against Gold Coast – by an average of 52 points. The Swans are 3-2 against the line vs the Suns. Three of their five match-ups have totalled over 179-points. Sydney is 26-6-1 (18-15) against the line at the SCG since the start of 2012, including 12-3 (6-9 against the line) since last year. The Suns are 5-23 (13-15 against the line) away from Metricon Stadium in the last three seasons – including 3-14 (6-11 against the line) in the last two years. The Suns covered the line in their only previous game at the SCG. The Suns are 4-22-1 (9-18 against the line) without Gary Ablett in the side. Lewis Jetta has kicked the first goal in a Swans game four times this year. Swans midfielder Dan Hannebery has topped the stats sheet in an AFL-record ten games this year. Josh Kennedy has had over 30 disposals in a stunning nine consecutive games. Before this round started, teams favoured by 50 points or more were 8-0 (3-5 against the line) this year.
The Swans look to keep their impressive form going into their likely qualifying final against Fremantle next weekend with the Suns looking ripe for the picking. Despite their injuries, the Suns have the key defenders in Steve May and Rory Thompson to combat Buddy Franklin and Kurt Tippett but it is their midfield that will let them down. Sydney look set to absolutely obliterate the Suns at the stoppages with Dan Hannebery and Josh Kennedy in career best form. Expect the Swans to win and win well.
B: J.Laidler, T.Richards, R.Shaw
HB: D.Rampe, H.Grundy, Z.Jones
C: D.Hannebery, J.Kennedy, L.Jetta
HF: A.Goodes, L.Franklin, J.McVeigh
F: S.Reid, K.Tippett, I.Heeney
Foll: M.Pyke, K.Jack, T.Mitchell
Inter: H.Cunningham, B.Jack, J.Lloyd, G.Rohan
Emer: A.Davis, X.Richards, D.Towers
Out: N.Smith (hamstring)
Gold Coast Suns:
B: T.McKenzie, R.Thompson, H.Schade
HB: N.Malceski, S.May, K.Kolodjashnij
C: L.Russell, M.Rischitelli, M.Shaw
HF: J.Martin, TJ.Lynch, B.Matera
F: C.Dixon, S.Day, J.Garlett
Foll: Z.Smith, J.Lonergan, T.Miller
Inter: D.Stanley, A.Hall, G.Broughton, S.Lemmens
Emer: A.Boston, J.Glenn, J.Hall
In: T.McKenzie, G.Broughton
Out: H.Bennell (calf), C.Cameron (concussion)