AFL Live Sydney Swans vs St Kilda Saints Streaming Free 2017 Regular Seasons Round 18 match will be kick off at Sydney Cricket Ground Stadium, Sydney, NSW, Australia, Saturday 22 July 2017 online, 19:25 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
The Sydney Swans will be out to continue their electrifying recent form when they play host to St Kilda at the SCG on Saturday night, July 22.
After dropping their first six games of the season, last years Grand Finalists, Sydney, have since been the best performed side in the competition and are on the march back towards September.
The Swans have now won nine of their past 10 games and the only blip on the radar in that time period was a six point loss to Hawthorn. They have won six in a row and come off a 13 point win over GWS at Spotless Stadium last weekend.
Their opponents, St Kilda, suffered a 61-point loss to Essendon in Round 17, which saw them crash out of the eight and into 9th position on the ladder. Prior to that performance, the Saints were in good form and had won their past four.
Despite their promising form prior to the Bombers loss, the task at hand appears to be a tough one for Alan Richardson and his troops, even if they bring their A-game.
Sydney’s midfield have been in brilliant form and the likes of Luke Parker, Josh Kennedy and Daniel Hannebery were brutal against the Giants, while Lance Franklin scooted to the top of the goalkicking table with four majors.
Look for the Swans to get on top at winning the contested possession count. They rank 4th in this measure, while St Kilda are 13th. However, the Saints are 4th for uncontested possessions, while Sydney are 13th. Sebastian Ross and Jack Steven should find enough of the footy and if the Saints can use the ball effectively enough, they are in with a chance.
Tim Membrey shapes as a welcome inclusion for the Saints but it is hard to see them troubling Sydney, given the Swans recent form. St Kilda have an ordinary record when travelling interstate in recent seasons and they have also found life difficult against the Swans.
B: D.Rampe, H.Grundy, N.Smith
HB: J.Lloyd, L.Melican, N.Newman
C: Z.Jones, J.Kennedy, C.Mills
HF: G.Hewett, L.Franklin, I.Heeney
F: G.Rohan, C.Sinclair, K.Jack
FOL: S.Naismith, L.Parker, D.Hannebery
I/C: J.McVeigh, T.Papley, D.Robinson, D.Towers
EMG: W.Hayward, B.Jack, J.Laidler
St Kilda Saints:
B: J.Geary, N.Brown, D.Roberton
HB: J.Newnes, J.Carlisle, S.Savage
C: L.Montagna, K.Stevens, J.Billings
HF: J.Sinclair, N.Riewoldt, J.Lonie
F: J.Gresham, J.Bruce, R.Marshall
FOL: B.Longer, S.Ross, J.Steven
I/C: L.Dunstan, B.Acres, J.Steele, J.Webster
EMG: B.Long, B.White, J.Holmes
IN: J.Webster, B.Longer, L.Dunstan, B.Acres, R.Marshall
OUT: S.Gilbert, T.Hickey, D.McKenzie, B.Long, J.Battle