AFL Live Geelong Cats vs Sydney Swans Streaming Free 2017 Regular Seasons Final week 02 match will be kick off at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Friday 15 September 2017 online, 19:50 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
Geelong finished in 2nd position on the AFL ladder at the end of the home and away season but were shell-shocked in the first week of the finals, going down to Richmond by 51 points in the Qualifying Final.
They face a fight for survival against Sydney, who were far too classy for Essendon in the Elimination Final, defeating the Bombers by 65 points.
The Swans were 6th at the conclusion of the regular year but have won 15 of their last 17 and head into this as $1.40 favourites in the early head to head betting with CrownBet.
John Longmire’s midfield contingent were brutal against Essendon, while Lance Franklin put on a bit of a show up forward, booting four goals.
Geelong have some work to do to turn things around but the good news for Cats fans is that, historically, sides that lose Qualifying Finals tend to bounce back in the Semis. Another positive is that Geelong rank well in a number of statistical measures compared to the Swans.
Chris Scott’s side just shade Sydney in the disposal and contested possession count this season, while they have also been better at winning the clearances.
Patrick Dangerfield is sure to have an influence, while Joel Selwood should be a bit of an improver after producing a sub-par performance in his return from injury last week. Mitch Duncan shapes as an important player, while Sam Menegola is another that needs to lift.
That quartet face the likes of Josh Kennedy, Daniel Hannebery, Luke Parker and Kieren Jack in the middle of the ground and will need big games if their side are to cause an upset.
However, there are plenty of other factors that would point to a Sydney win. The Swans seem to have too much depth around the ground and are in the better form at this time of the year. They also have a terrific recent record over Geelong.
B: T.Stewart, T.Lonergan, Z.Tuohy
HB: A.Mackie, L.Henderson, Z.Guthrie
C: M.Duncan, J.Selwood, M.Blicavs
HF: S.Menegola, H.Taylor, B.Parfitt
F: D.Menzel, T.Hawkins, J.Parsons
FOLL: Z.Smith, P.Dangerfield, S.Selwood
I/C: J.Bews, J.Kolodjashnij, D.Lang, S.Motlop
IN: D.Menzel, D.Lang
OUT: C.Guthrie (calf), J.Murdoch (omitted)
B: N.Smith, H.Grundy, C. Mills
HB: J.McVeigh, D.Rampe, Z.Jones
C: I.Heeney, J.Kennedy, J.Lloyd
HF: D.Towers, L.Franklin, G.Hewett
F: K.Jack, C.Sinclair, S.Reid
FOLL: S.Naismith, D.Hannebery, L.Parker
I/C: H.Cunningham, N.Newman, T.Papley, G.Rohan
EMG: A.Aliir, J.Foote, D.Robinson