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Sydney Swans v GWS Giants Live Stream, Tips and Predictions - Can the Swans finally open their account in season 2017?

Adam Cusworth 19 Apr 2017
  • GWS have never beaten Sydney at the SCG
  • Swans winless so far in 2017
  • Injury concerns for the Giants, Swans welcome back key players

Round 5 AFL action sees the competition's two Sydney based sides, the Sydney Swans and the GWS Giants, go at it on Saturday night at the SCG. 

The game is a vital one for the Swans, who are yet to register a win in season 2017, while GWS will be looking to consolidate their position on the ladder. 

First bounce is at 7.25PM AEST and the action can be seen on Fox Sports. AFL Live Vision is also available to ALL CrownBet members. Every Match, wherever you are. 


Match Preview


It is hard to fathom that Sydney sit with a win-loss record of 0-4 but the Swans have battled with injuries to key players as well as a tricky draw. They travelled to Perth last weekend and went down to West Coast by 26 points. 

Their rivals from NSW, the Giants, dropped their first game of the season but have since won three on the trot and are currently in 4th spot on the AFL ladder. 

They come off a 31-point win over Port Adelaide and a highlight of that performance was their dominant last term. Josh Kelly, Tom Scully and Jonathan Patton kicked into gear and will look to continue from where they left off last weekend. 

Scully and Kelly take on Sydney's midfield line up that has been down on output this year. The Swans are ranked just 14th for average disposals and 7th for clearances, while the Giants are 8th and 1st in these measures. 

The Swans may have a slight edge in winning the contested football, but will need to improve their output in the middle and up forward. They rely heavily on Lance Franklin, who has kicked just two goals in the past two weeks. 

Sydney fans will be hoping that the venue for this weekend's game, the SCG, plays into the Swans hands. The Giants have struggled in the past with the shorter dimensions of the ground and have never won there. 

However, Sydney are yet to register a win at the venue in season 2017, going down to Port Adelaide in Round 1 and Collingwood by a point in Round 3. 

Team News


Sydney look set to regain Kurt Tippett and Jarrad McVeigh from injury, while Sam Naismith, Isaac Heeney and Gary Rohan could also come in. 

The Giants have a number of injury concerns with Steve Johnson, Heath Shaw and Dylan Shiel facing fitness tests. 


Stats


GWS have won the last two games against Sydney, including the Qualifying Final at ANZ Stadium last year by 36 points. 

The last time the two sides met at the SCG was in Round 3 of last season and on that occasion it was the Swans by 25 points. 

There have been 11 clashes between the two sides and it is Sydney with the overall advantage at eight wins to three.

Live Stream

AFL fans can watch EVERY Australian Rules game of the 2017 season streamed live wherever they are courtesy of Crownbet's AFL Live Vision product. Access to Live Vision of all AFL games across the entire season is once again available to ALL CrownBet members. Every Match, wherever you are.


Prediction and Tips

Sydney will go close here. Take them with the 13.5 point start


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Sydney Swans v GWS Giants Live Stream, Tips and Predictions - Can the Swans finally open their account in season 2017?

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