Australian Football League Sydney Swans vs Collingwood Magpies Live Stream Free, AFL 2018 Regular Seasons Week 20 AFL Live Stream. Sydney Swans vs Collingwood Magpies match will be kickoff at Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, NSW, Australia, Saturday 04 August 2018 online, 19:25 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
It is now or never for the Sydney Swans, who have dropped their past two games and four of their past five. After suffering a shock defeat to the Gold Coast Suns in Round 18, the perennial finalists then faded out of it to lose to Essendon by 43 points and are now in danger of missing out on the finals action for the first time since 2009.
John Longmire’s side are now in 9th spot on the ladder, six places behind 3rd placed Collingwood. The Magpies lost their Round 19 game to the ladder leaders, Richmond, by 28 points in an effort that was respectable, given that they lost some key players during that game.
Despite their injury woes, Collingwood should be able to trouble Sydney with their midfield depth and pace around the contest. They rank 1st in the competition for total disposals and are 4th for both hitouts and clearances. Sydney are 11th, 15th and 8th in these measures.
Look for Scott Pendlebury and Steele Sidebottom to have an influence. That pair combined for 75 disposals in the loss to Richmond last weekend, while Brodie Grundy was another that was dominant.
Key players for Sydney are Josh Kennedy, Luke Parker and Lance Franklin. ‘Buddy’ has been quiet in recent times and is battling injury, while Kennedy and Parker will need to produce blinders if the home side are to fire.
Another loss at home will see Sydney finish off the round outside the eight, while a win will have them back in the mix. Collingwood could slide out of the top four if they go down but a win will take them one step closer to snaring the double chance.
Sydney lose Zak Jones to suspension but Kieren Jack and Jarrad McVeigh are a chance to return from injury.
Collingwood’s wretched run with injuries continued last weekend and they lose Matt Scharenberg to an ACL, while Brody Mihocek and Jeremy Howe remain in doubt. James Wish, Alex Fasolo and Ben Crocker are among those that could come in.
The two sides have not met since Round 3 of 2017 and on that occasion it was Collingwood in a thriller by one point at the SCG. Interestingly, the past five games between the two sides have been held in Sydney and it is the Pies with the advantage with three wins to two.
Collingwood have won all three of their interstate games this season, while Sydney’s woes at home have been well documented, winning just four of nine at their once formidable venue.
It is hard to have Sydney based on their recent woes as well as their ordinary record at home this season. Collingwood have too much class in the middle of the ground and will prevail.
B: Smith, Rampe, Lloyd
HB: Newman, Johnson, Aliir
C: Florent, Kennedy, Cunningham
HF: Hewett, Franklin, Ronke
F: Hayward, McCartin, Papley
FOLL: Sinclair, Heeney, Parker
I/C: Dawson, Jack, McVeigh, Robinson
EMG: Cameron, Fox, Marsh, Towers
IN: Johnson, Jack, McVeigh, Robinson
OUT: Fox, O’Riordan, Jones, Grundy
B: Maynard, Moore, Crisp
HB: Murray, Madgen, Langdon
C: Mayne, Pendlebury, Phillips
HF: Hoskin-Elliott, Mihocek, Varcoe
F: Thomas, Cox, Stephenson
FOLL: Grundy, Adams, Sidebottom
I/C: Brown, Daicos, Greenwood, Sier
EMG: Aish, Fasolo, McLarty, Oxley
IN: Madgen, Sier
OUT: Howe, Scharenberg