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Freetips staff 16 Jul 2021
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GWS Giants vs Sydney Swans Predictions


Sydney are backed to continue their push for the top four with a win over GWS Giants on the Gold Coast. The Swans can make it three wins on the trot.

  • Sydney Swans have won their last 2 matches.
  • GWS Giants have lost 2 of their last 3 matches.
  • GWS Giants' Tim Taranto and Jacob Hopper both average over 25+ possessions per match. 
  • GWS Giants' Toby Greene has kicked a goal in every match he has started this season.

Head to Head


GWS Giants have won four of the last five matches against Sydney Swans. The Giants were victorious against the Swans in Round 4 this season by 34 points at Manuka Oval. 

Since the Giants inception in 2012, they have faced Sydney 20 times, for 12 wins and eight losses.

GWS Giants Form


The Giants squandered a chance to jump into the eight after Richmond Tigers' shortcoming last Friday night. GWS lost to the 17th placed Hawthorn by 18 points.

In the weeks prior, GWS easily accounted for Carlton at Giants Stadium by 36 points, with Toby Greene and Jeremy Finlayson combining for nine goals. 

A fortnight ago GWS drew with 18th placed North Melbourne in Tasmania after Daniel Lloyd was able to register a score in the dying seconds. 

GWS have a 6-1-7 record heading into round 15 placing them 10th on the AFL ladder. 

GWS Giants Team News


Lachie Whitfield and Shane Mumford are both missing through injury.

Bobby Hill is managed this week with Lachie Ash left out.

Matt Flynn, Stephen Coniglio and Xavier O’Halloran all return for the Giants.

GWS Giants Team List


B: Taylor, Davis, Reid
HB: Perryman, Haynes, Cumming
C: Kelly, Ward, Kennedy
HF: Daniels, Himmelberg, Taranto
F: Lloyd, Hogan, Greene
FOLL: Flynn, Coniglio, Hopper
I/C: O’Halloran, Green, Finlayson, Idun
EMG: Sproule, Bruhn, Stein, de Boer

Sydney Swans Form


Last week, Sydney further pressed their top four and premiership credentials when defeating the Western Bulldogs by 19 points at Marvel Stadium. 

The Swans have had a terrific fortnight. In Round 16 they beat the eighth placed Eagles by 92 points in a demolition at GMHBA Stadium and then beat the Dogs last week. 

Jake Lloyd (33 disposals) was immense off the half back line, while Callum Mills (31 touches) has been integral in the Swans push up the ladder. 

Sydney sit 6th on the AFL ladder, with 10 wins and 6 losses after 17 rounds of the 2021 AFL season. 

Sydney Swans Team News


The Swans are unchanged from the side that defeated the Western Bulldogs.

Sydney Swans Team List


B: Fox, Rampe, Cunningham
HB: Dawson, McCartin, Lloyd
C: Hewett, Mills, McInerney
HF: Papley, Amartey, Heeney
F: Gulden, Franklin, Hayward
FOLL: Hickey, Florent, Parker
I/C: Blakey, Kennedy, Wicks, Bell
EMG: O’Riordan, Rowbottom, Sinclair, Stephens

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Verdict

Sydney will be full of confidence after knocking off the Bulldogs at Marvel Stadium and will look to continue their charge to September with a win over their cross-town rival.

The Swans are tipped to win, while a same game multi is value featuring Toby Greene, Jacob Hopper and Tim Taranto is value.

Best Bet: Sydney Swans Win Match Result @-250.00 at BetMGM - 6 Units
Value Bet: Same Game Multi Sydney win, Toby Greene 2 goals, Jacob Hopper & Tim Taranto 25+ disposals @900.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit

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