AFL Live Sydney Swans vs Western Bulldogs Stream AFL 2017 Regular Seasons Round 12 match will be kick off at Sydney Cricket Ground Stadium, Sydney, NSW, Australia, Thursday 08 June 2017 online, 19:20 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
Round 12 of the AFL home and away season gets underway when the Sydney Swans take on the Western Bulldogs at the SCG and the Thursday night clash between last years Grand Finalists shapes as a beauty.
The Swans head in as slight favourites in the early head to head betting and the action gets underway at 7.20PM. Channel 7 and Fox Footy will broadcast the game, while AFL Live Vision is also available to ALL CrownBet members. Every Match, wherever you are.
Both sides come off the bye in Round 11 and head into this with fresh legs. Prior to the break, the Western Bulldogs defeated St Kilda by 40 points at Etihad Stadium, while the Sydney Swans went down to Hawthorn by a goal at the SCG.
That loss was Sydney’s fourth from five games at the venue this season and their win-loss record sits at 3-7. This compares poorly to the Bulldogs, who are 6-4, yet, the Dogs head in as slight underdogs.
Luke Beveridge’s side are winless in their three games interstate this season but they do have a good record against Sydney at the SCG in recent times.
On Friday, they bump into a Swans outfit that has struggled to get their hands on the football as much as their opposition this season. The Dogs rank 4th in the competition for average disposals, while the Swans are 14th in this area.
Luke Beveridge’s side seem to have a better spread of players that can find the footy, while the Swans will be relying heavily on Josh Kennedy, Daniel Hannebery and Luke Parker.
In other measures, the Bulldogs are the superior tackling side but the Swans may enjoy a slight edge in the ruck.
Key players for Sydney include Lance Franklin and Dane Rampe. Franklin was sublime the last time the two sides met and has booted 32 goals for the season. He comes off a memorable performance against Hawthorn, booting five goals against his former side.
At the other end, Rampe looks set to line up on the Bulldogs Jake Stringer. The livewire forward also snagged five goals at this last appearance.
The Swans will also be looking to curtail last year’s Norm Smith Medalist, Jason Johanissen, who has been providing plenty of run from halfback this season. He looms as an influential player on the small expanses of the SCG.
At stake in this contest is plenty. Sydney can keep their remote finals hopes alive with a win, while the Bulldogs need to secure a victory or their top four hopes will take a major hit.
Jake Lloyd and Sam Reid should maintain their spots in the 22 after going down with concussion in the loss to Hawthorn, while Jarrad McVeigh looms as a possible inclusion. Kieren Jack and Allir Allir are on the fringe of selection.
The Western Bulldogs will consider Tom Liberatore, while Matthew Boyd is also available. Other big names that missed the Dogs last game include Travis Cloke and Jack Redpath. Tim English and Bailey Williams are among those that could make way.
B: N.Smith, L.Melican, D.Rampe
HB: N.Newman, H.Grundy, J.Lloyd
C: Z.Jones, J.Kennedy, C.Mills
HF: I.Heeney, L.Franklin, G.Hewett
F: T.Papley, S.Reid, G.Rohan
FOL: C.Sinclair, L.Parker, D.Hannebery
I/C: W.Hayward, K.Jack, S.Naismith, D.Towers
EMG: A.Aliir, O.Florent, H.Marsh
IN: K.Jack, S.Naismith
OUT: K.Tippett (Omitted), O.Florent (Omitted)
B: F.Roberts, M.Adams, J.Johannisen
HB: M.Boyd, E.Wood, M.Suckling
C: L.Hunter, J.Macrae, C.Daniel
HF: L.Dahlhaus, T.Cloke, T.Dickson
F: L.Jong, J.Stringer, L.Picken
FOL: J.Roughead, M.Bontempelli, M.Wallis
I/C: T.McLean, S.Biggs, B.Dale, T.English
EMG: Z.Cordy, M.Honeychurch, J.Redpath
IN: M.Boyd, T.Cloke, F.Roberts, T.McLean
OUT: R.Murphy (Hamstring), D.Morris (Ankle), T.Boyd (Back), B.Williams (Omitted)