AFL Live Sydney Swans vs Essendon Bombers Streaming Free 2017 Regular Seasons Final week 01 match will be kick off at Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, NSW, Australia, Saturday 09 September 2017 online, 16:20 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
Sydney are heavily fancied in the betting and are arguably the form side of the competition, winning 14 of their past 16 matches. The perennial finalists finished runner-up last year and will be keen to feast on Essendon, who were the wooden spooners in 2016.
The Swans finished off their home and away season in style, crushing Carlton by 81 points, with Lance Franklin booting 10 majors, snatching the Coleman Medal in the process.
Essendon won their last two games of the home and away season, albeit against weaker opposition in the Gold Coast Suns and Fremantle. However, they may just have the game to take it to Sydney and were desperately unlucky not to knock over the Swans earlier in the year at the SCG.
The Bombers share the ball around and rank third in the competition for uncontested possessions and second for marks. If they can turn it into a free flowing game an upset is not beyond the realms of possibility.
The Bombers also have plenty of firepower in front of goal and rank third for points scored this season. Joe Daniher finished fourth in the Coleman, while Cale Hooker, Orazio Fantasia and Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti have also found themselves amongst the majors this season.
Given it is finals, the game could be a bit of a slog, with plenty of pressure and contested possession in the middle of the ground. The Swans have the tried and true game style that will stand up in the heat and Josh Kennedy, Daniel Hannebery and Luke Parker should all have a major influence.
Kennedy ranks third in the competition for contested disposals and will be one of the keys against a Dons midfield that has been a bit suspect at times this season. Dyson Heppell will be one Bomber that needs a big game in the middle, while Jobe Watson will be going all out for success, given that he is retiring at the end of the Bombers campaign.
The winner of this will line up in what shapes as a blockbuster Semi Final against either Geelong or Richmond, while for the loser, it is farewell to season 2017.
B: N.Smith, H.Grundy, D.Rampe
HB: C.Mills, L.Melican, J.McVeigh
C: J.Lloyd, J.Kennedy, I.Heeney
HF: G.Hewett, L.Franklin, G.Rohan
F: K.Jack, C.Sinclair, S.Reid
R: S.Naismith, L.Parker, D.Hannebery
I/C: Z.Jones, N.Newman, T.Papley, D.Towers
EMG: A.Aliir, H.Cunningham, D.Robinson
IN: S.Naismith, D.Hannebery, T.Papley
OUT: H.Cunningham, W.Hayward, K.Tippett
B: J.Kelly, M.Hartley, M.Baguley
HB: A.McGrath, P.Ambrose, C.McKenna
C: J.Watson, D.Parish, B.Goddard
HF: Z.Merrett, J.Stewart, M.Gleeson
F: A.McDonald-Tipungwuti, J.Daniher, J.Begley
R: T.Bellchambers, D.Zaharakis, D.Heppell
I/C: O.Fantasia, M.Hurley, D.Myers, T.Colyer
EMG: J.Laverde, H.Hocking, S.McKernan
IN: O.Fantasia, M.Hurley
OUT: J.Laverde, H.Hocking