AFL Live Geelong Cats vs Sydney Swans Streaming Free 2017 Regular Seasons Round 20 match will be kick off at Simonds Stadium, Geelong, VIC, Australia, Friday 04 August 2017 online, 19:50 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
Geelong head into this on the back of a big win over Carlton last weekend and have won three of their past four matches.
At Sydney, the Swans have come from nowhere after dropping their first six games for the year to challenge for the eight. Since that inglorious start they have won all but two of their subsequent 12 games, with those two losses both coming at the hands of Hawthorn.
The Hawks overcame Sydney in a scrappy affair at the MCG last weekend, in a game that saw many of the Swans big names struggle, including Josh Kennedy and Lance Franklin.
Kennedy is in doubt for the match this weekend with a hamstring issue but the biggest news earlier in the week was the suspension of Geelong’s Brownlow Medal winning midfielder, Patrick Dangerfield.
The Cats will have to get the job done without the influential player, who has not missed a game since switching from Adelaide prior to the 2016 season.
Joel Selwood, Mitch Duncan and Cam Guthrie will be asked to pick up the slack and that trio take on the likes of Kennedy, as well as Luke Parker, Daniel Hannebery and Isaac Heeney in the middle of the ground.
Other key players include Lance Franklin for the Swans, while at the other end of the ground, Tom Hawkins will be out to continue his good form after booting six majors last weekend.
A win for Geelong will see them all but sew up a top four spot, while a Sydney victory will mean the Swans are relatively safe inside the top eight. A loss will put their hopes of making the finals in jeopardy.
Geelong are likely to regain Daniel Menzel and Rhys Stanley after that pair were rested last weekend but Nakia Cockatoo will miss with a hamstring.
Sydney have a number of players battling soft tissue injuries including Josh Kennedy, Jake Lloyd, Sam Reid and Gary Rohan. Of that quartet, Rohan and Lloyd are expected to play, while there is some doubt on the availability of the others.
B: J.Bews, T.Lonergan, J.Kolodjashnij
HB: T.Stewart, L.Henderson, Z.Tuohy
C: A.Mackie, J.Selwood, J.Murdoch
HF: S.Menegola, H.Taylor, S.Selwood
F: B.Parfitt, T.Hawkins, J.Parsons
FOL: Z.Smith, M.Duncan, C.Guthrie
I/C: W.Buzza, Z.Guthrie, S.Simpson, J.Thurlow
EMG: A.Black, T.House, R.Stanley
IN: Z.Guthrie, S.Simpson
OUT: P.Dangerfield, N.Cockatoo
B: N.Smith, H.Grundy, J.McVeigh
HB: D.Rampe, L.Melican, J.Lloyd
C: C.Mills, D.Hannebery, Z.Jones
HF: I.Heeney, L.Franklin, G.Hewett
F: D.Towers, C.Sinclair, T.Papley
FOL: K.Tippett, L.Parker, K.Jack
I/C: W.Hayward, N.Newman, S.Reid, G.Rohan
EMG: A.Aliir, J.Foote, D.Robinson
IN: K.Tippett, S.Reid, G.Rohan, J.Lloyd
OUT: J.Kennedy, D.Robinson, J.Foote, S.Naismith