Sydney vs St Kilda Round 12 Tips, Prediction & Preview

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Sydney vs St Kilda Tips

Sydney hosts the Saints at the SCG in a huge match, in terms of the Swans getting close to the top four, and St Kilda getting one step closer to the eight.

Sydney vs St Kilda Tips, Preview & Predictions

Sydney Swans vs St Kilda Saints free AFL tips, predictions and preview – The favourite has won each of the last 12 meetings.

Sydney vs St Kilda Tips

  • Tom Papley has kicked 2+ goals in his last three matches
  • Sydney have won 11 of the previous 12 meetings

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Sydney vs St Kilda Match Details

πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Competition: AFL
πŸ—“ Date: Saturday June 5
⏰ Time: 1:45pm AEDT
🏟 Stadium: SCG

Sydney vs St Kilda 2021 Form (last five matches)

Swans (WLWLW)

  • RD 7: Sydney 90-88 Geelong
  • RD 8: Melbourne 67-58 Sydney
  • RD 9: Sydney 72-42 Collingwood
  • RD 10: Fremantle 86-84 Sydney
  • RD 11: Sydney 100-78 Carlton

Saints (WWLLW)

  • RD 7: St Kilda 128-59 Hawthorn
  • RD 8: Gold Coast 54-63 St Kilda
  • RD 9: St Kilda 47-68 Geelong
  • RD 10: Western Bulldogs 144-33 St Kilda
  • RD 11: St Kilda 88-68 North Melbourne

Sydney vs St Kilda Head to Head (last five matches)

  • R9 2020: Saints 101-48 Swans
  • R23 2019: Swans 109-64 Saints
  • R12 2018: Saints 55-126 Swans
  • R18 2017: Swans 101-59 Saints
  • R9 2017: Saints 68-118 Swans

Sydney vs St Kilda Preview

The Swans won their last outing in an arm-wrestle, which resulted in a 22-point victory over the Blues.

In what was a tight contest, a three-goal start in the last quarter set the tone for an important four points to keep them in the top six despite many predicting them to finish in the bottom six.

Although John Longmire has changed his side into a free-flowing attacking side, it was still important to see a return to grinding out a victory by frustrating the opposition in a largely physical encounter.

Isaac Heeney and Tom Papley shared six goals between them against Carlton, which is something that will be a major threat for the Saints, who are struggling for in-form small-medium sized defenders.

Meanwhile, the Saints got a much-needed win against the struggling Kangaroos last time out.

Although, St Kilda lead by as much as seven goals at one stage, they were still wasteful in possession and kicking for goal, in what could have been a huge percentage booster for them.

In what was a must-win game against North Melbourne comes another game they need to get the four points from to remain in finals contention, as we pass the halfway point of the season. It’s looking more likely that they will need to make the eight on points, rather than percentage.

Their small forward brigade that was so influential last season, has to turn on their forward half pressure if they are any chance of getting the four points in this encounter.

There’s a lot on the line for both sides, but I can’t see the Swans losing this one at home.

Swans vs Saints Team News

The Swans will be bolstered by the return of the in-form Tom Hickey, who should come into the side for Callum Sinclair.Β 

Hunter Clark and James Frawley will be pushing to play after recovering from their injuries.

The two sides last met in Round 9 last season, which saw the Saints win by 53 points.

Swans vs Saints Stats

  • The favourite has won each of the last 12 meetings
  • Sydney have won 11 of the previous 12 meetings
  • Both sides have won three of their last five matches
  • Five of the last six matches between these sides have gone OVER the total points line
  • Tom Papley has kicked 2+ goals in his last three matches

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