As Round 4 of the AFL season approaches we take a look at the game between Sydney Swans and Western Bulldogs which is to be played at SCG on Thursday. Sydney Swans are the favourites for the game which is scheduled to start at 7:40 pm. We preview the upcoming Sydney Swans vs. Western Bulldogs game and give you the latest odds, tips and teams.
When: Thursday June 25, 2020 at 7:40 pm
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
Sydney Swans vs Western Bulldogs Odds
Sydney Swans vs Western Bulldogs Preview
Allow me to go on a pedantic tangent before I give my tip for the game, this is not a re-match of the 2016 Grand Final.
This is four years later, a fair few players from that day don’t play anymore and unlike boxing the Bulldogs still keep the cup in the trophy cabinet at Whitten Oval.
As for the game itself, this match is actually quite hard to get a read of which is very on-brand for the year 2020.
The Bulldogs will travel up to the SCG with plenty of confidence after their win over the Giants last week.
If you are a Doggies fan you’d be up and about after that game, but anyone who actually likes Australian Rules Football knows deep down it was awful – even if there was a bit of push and shove between the two sides.
The Bulldogs played some of that hard-nosed contested footy that got them a finals appearance last year, but they still struggle in attack.
Despite no Buddy, Sydney is actually doing alright this year and are third in the AFL for points scored.
They were impressive when they beat North Melbourne last weekend and in typical Swans fashion, they just keep getting the job done when everyone starts to write them off.
Expect this one to be close, as have our bookies setting the line at -1.5 in favour of the Swans.
I’ll back the Dogs to cover it and win, only just.
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Sydney Swans vs Western Bulldogs Teams
FB Jake Lloyd, Dane Rampe, Robbie Fox
HB Aliir Aliir, Callum Mills, Oliver Florent
C Jordan Dawson, Luke Parker, Harry Cunningham
HF Isaac Heeney, James Rowbottom, Ben Ronke
FF Lewis Taylor, Nick Blakey, Will Hayward
FOLL Callum Sinclair, Josh P. Kennedy, Tom Papley
I/C George Hewett, Hayden McLean, Sam Naismith, Justin McInerney
IN Ben Ronke, Justin McInerney, Sam Naismith
OUT Colin O’Riordan (Omitted), Sam Gray (Omitted), Tom McCartin (Injured)
FB Bailey Williams, Alex Keath, Caleb Daniel
HB Jason Johannisen, Zaine Cordy, Hayden Crozier
C Ed Richards, Marcus Bontempelli, Jack Macrae
HF Bailey Dale, Josh Bruce, Toby McLean
FF Mitch Wallis, Aaron Naughton, Sam Lloyd
FOLL Tim English, Tom Liberatore, Bailey Smith
I/C Rhylee West, Louis Butler, Laitham Vandermeer, Patrick Lipinski
IN Louis Butler, Patrick Lipinski, Rhylee West
OUT Josh Dunkley (Injured), Lin Jong (Injured), Matthew Suckling (Omitted)
NEW Louis Butler