AFL Live Sydney Swans vs Collingwood Magpies Stream AFL 2017 Seasons Round 03 match will be kick off at Sydney Cricket Ground Stadium, Sydney, NSW, Australia, Friday 07 April 2017 online, 19:50 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
Round 3 gets underway with what shapes as a make or break clash between the Sydney Swans and Collingwood on Friday night at the SCG.
With both sides yet to register a win in 2017, the 7.50PM encounter is a must win for both sides and it is the Swans that head in as favourites.
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Sydney suffered a shock loss at the SCG in Round 1 to Port Adelaide before going down in gallant fashion to the Western Bulldogs by 23 points in the Grand Final replay last Friday night.
Collingwood have also been rolled in their first two games this far. The Magpies dropped their Round 1 clash to the Western Bulldogs by 14 points before enduring a 19-point loss to Richmond last Thursday night.
Coach Nathan Buckley and his players head up to Sydney in desperate need of a win but it won’t be easy against the Swans, who have been installed as $1.28 favourites with CrownBet in the head to head betting.
It will be an interesting battle on the smaller dimensions of the SCG and the battle between the respective midfield’s will go a long way to deciding the outcome.
Sydney’s star-studded midfield contingent have been slightly down on form so far this year and the Swans are ranked just 11th for total clearances and 7th for contested possessions so far, areas that they have dominated in recent seasons. The Magpies are 3rd and 2nd in these measures respectively.
While Adam Treloar, Scott Pendlebury and Taylor Adams may get on top of the likes of Josh Kennedy and Luke Parker, it is Collingwood’s form at either end of the ground that has been cause for concern.
The Magpies have had opportunities in their first two games but have looked a little dour when heading forward and have failed to put teams away.
At their defensive end of the ground they have conceded some easy goals on the rebound and with Lance Franklin and Sam Reid in good form for Sydney, this presents some concern for the Pies large army of fans.
They head into a Round 3 game with their side at 0-2 for the first time since 2005 and the first time in Nathan Buckley’s time as coach. With games against St Kilda, a resurgent Essendon, and Geelong to come, another loss will pour even more pressure on the embattled coach.
B: N.Smith, A.Aliir, N.Newman
HB: C.Mills, H.Grundy, H.Marsh
C: Z.Jones, J.Kennedy, J.Lloyd
HF: O.Florent, L.Franklin, L.Parker
F: G.Hewett, S.Reid, W.Hayward
FOL: S.Naismith, D.Hannebery, K.Jack
I/C: J.Dawson, J.Foote, R.Fox, C.Sinclair
EMG: H.Cunningham, S.Edwards, J.Laidler
IN: C.Sinclair, J.Foote, J.Dawson
OUT: K.Tippett, J.Laidler, H.Cunningham
B: J.Howe, H.Schade, J.Ramsay
HB: J.Smith, B.Reid, B.Maynard
C: S.Sidebottom, S.Pendlebury, J.Crisp
HF: T.Varcoe, J.White, T.Broomhead
F: A.Fasolo, D.Moore, C.Mayne
FOL: B.Grundy, A.Treloar, T.Adams
I/C: T.Goldsack, L.Greenwood, T.Phillips, W.Hoskin-Elliott
EMG: J.Blair, J.Aish, L.Dunn
IN: T.Varcoe, L.Greenwood
OUT: J.Blair, J.Aish