Sydney Swans vs Gold Coast Suns Round 23 Tips, Prediction & Preview

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Sydney vs Gold Coast Tips

The Swans battle it out against the Suns as they look to enter the finals race in good form.

Sydney vs Gold Coast Tips, Preview & Predictions 

Sydney Swans vs Gold Coast Suns free AFL tips, predictions and preview – Tom Papley has kicked 2+ goals in six of his last eight matches.

Sydney vs Gold Coast Tips

  • Jack Lukosius has had 20+ disposals in five of his last seven matches
  • Sydney have won six of their last seven matches

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Sydney vs Gold Coast Match Details

🇦🇺 Competition: AFL
🗓 Date: Saturday August 21
Time: 1:45PM (AEDT)
🏟 Stadium: Marvel Stadium

Sydney vs Gold Coast 2021 Form (last five matches)

Swans (WWWLW)

  • RD 18: GWS 72-98 Sydney
  • RD 19: Sydney 98-58 Fremantle
  • RD 20: Essendon 102-109 Sydney
  • RD 21: St Kilda 93-64 Sydney
  • RD 22: North Melbourne 77-91 Sydney

Suns (LLLWL)

  • RD 18: Gold Coast 79-90 Western Bulldogs
  • RD 19: Brisbane 120-71 Gold Coast
  • RD 20: Gold Coast 30-128 Melbourne
  • RD 21: Carlton 57-76 Gold Coast
  • RD 22: Gold Coast 30-98 Essendon

Sydney vs Gold Coast Head to Head (last five matches)

  • R6 2021: Suns 100-60 Swans
  • R7 2020: Swans 60-92 Suns
  • R15 2019: Swans 93-51 Suns
  • R18 2018: Swans 64-88 Suns
  • R16 2017: Swans 118-51 Suns

Sydney vs Gold Coast Preview

The Swans escaped a little scare to defeat the spirited Kangaroos by 14 points last time out.

Sydney’s poor accuracy in front of goal cost them a healthy percentage boost, but it was the small forwards that provided the spark this time around. Will Hayward, Isaac Heeney, Oliver Florent and Tom Papley combined for seven goals.

The Swans will be sweating over some injury concerns as we head into the last game of the home and away season, with Josh Kennedy, Tom Hickey and Nick Blakey all suffering injuries. Blakey’s run and spark off half-back will be missed for the remainder of the season. It will be crucial for the Swans to head into an optimistic finals campaign with a win.

Meanwhile, the Suns were lacklustre in their heavy 68-point defeat at the hands of the Bombers.

Stuart Dew’s side would be disappointed with their efforts against Essendon. They were monstered in the one-on-one contests and struggled to set up defensively despite not having the game on their terms.

Gold Coast will need to be more organised and defensively stable against a formidable Swans outfit, who will punish you for silly turnovers and mistakes. They will have the confidence to repeat their 40-point triumph against them earlier in the season.

Sydney will be looking to head into their optimistic finals campaign in high spirits, and I believe they’ll do exactly that with a cruisy victory to end their home and away campaign.

Swans vs Suns Team News

Lance Franklin, Jake Lloyd and Chad Warner could all return to the side after recovering from injuries. Whilst Josh Kennedy is set to miss a match and Tom Hickey will be touch and go with knee soreness. 

This is an opportunity for the Suns to give some chances to some more hidden young talent, with nothing on the line. Jarrod Harbrow is set for a farewell game after announcing his retirement.

The two sides last met in Round 6 this season, which saw the Suns win by 40 points.

Swans vs Suns Stats

  • Jack Lukosius has had 20+ disposals in five of his last seven matches
  • Sydney have won six of their last seven matches
  • Tom Papley has kicked 2+ goals in six of his last eight matches

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