AFL Live Sydney Swans vs Geelong Cats Stream AFL Football 2015 Online, AFL Round 07 Match will be kick off at ANZ Stadium, Sydney, NSW, Australia Saturday 16 May 2015 online, 19.20pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
Who could forget their match-up last year, when the Swans obliterated the Cats by 110-points. Can they do the same again? Or will the Cats continue their good form?
The Swans are full strength minus youngster Isaac Heeney whilst the Cats are missing key trio Jimmy Bartel, James Kelly, Andrew Mackie from their best team.
The Swans bounced back from two straight losses with a nice win over Melbourne – they’re 4-2 sitting 6th on the ladder. They do rank 13th in points per game but have conceded the second least amount of points in the competition. Geelong is in the unfamiliar position of 12th with a 3-3 record having won three of their last four (against Gold Coast, Richmond, and Collingwood).
Sydney and Geelong have met 215 times with Geelong leading 119-96. Geelong has won 12 of their last 15 games against the Swans, including the three of the last four. Since 2010, Geelong is 6-3 (7-2 against the line) vs the Swans. The Swans are 31-20 all-time at their second home, since the start of 2013, the Bloods are 6-4 (4-6 against the line) at ANZ Stadium. Geelong is 3-1 at the venue. The Cats are 5-6 (4-7 against the line) when playing interstate in 2013-14 – this is their first trip interstate this season. Three of their last four games have totalled over 185-points. Five of Sydney’s last seven games at ANZ Stadium have totalled under 163-points. Buddy Franklin has only been held goalless twice as a Swan and was last held goalless in consecutive games in Round 5-6, 2013. Other than their preliminary final blow-out against North Melbourne at ANZ Stadium, the average winning margin in Sydney games there since the start of 2013 is just 14-points.
The Swans should win this but the line looks a bit of a stretch. Historically, they have not really blown teams away at the Stadium but their midfield should be able to bully Geelong’s youngsters in what will be an extremely physical affair. The Swans straight out look like a nice multi filler whilst the Swans 1-39 or -25.5 look nice.
B Rhyce Shaw, Ted Richards, Nick Smith
HB Sam Reid, Heath Grundy, Dane Rampe
C Dan Hannebery, Josh P. Kennedy, Lewis Jetta
HF Luke Parker, Lance Franklin, Jarrad McVeigh
F Gary Rohan, Kurt Tippett, Adam Goodes
FOLL Mike Pyke, Tom Mitchell, Kieren Jack
I/C Jake Lloyd, Jeremy Laidler, Ben McGlynn, Dean Towers
EMG Harry Cunningham, Brandon Jack, Sam Naismith
IN Dean Towers
OUT Isaac Heeney (knee)
B Jackson Thurlow, Tom Lonergan, Jed Bews
HB Corey Enright, Jared Rivers, Harry Taylor
C Mitch Duncan, Joel Selwood, Jordan Murdoch
HF Steven Motlop, Tom Hawkins, Josh Caddy
F Cory Gregson, Mitch Clark, Shane Kersten
FOLL Rhys Stanley, Steve Johnson, Cameron Guthrie
I/C Sam Blease, Mark Blicavs, Darcy Lang, Mathew Stokes
EMG Nakia Cockatoo, George Horlin-Smith, Josh Walker
IN Sam Blease, Mathew Stokes
OUT Josh Cowan (Hamstring), Nakia Cockatoo
NEW Sam Blease