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Sydney Swans vs Brisbane Lions Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds - Lions to continue march towards Finals

  • Sydney Swans host Brisbane Lions at Cazaly's Stadium in Queensland
  • Sydney upset Melbourne two rounds ago but lost to Carlton last week
  • Brisbane are on a hot streak of five wins in a row
  • Will we see one-way traffic in Cairns?
Sydney vs Brisbane Betting Tips, Preview & Odds
Sydney take on Brisbane on Sunday (Getty)

Sydney Swans face the Lions in Cairns with Brisbane looking for a sixth straight win in their quest to finish the season on top of the ladder.

Sydney Swans Form


Sydney were very good until the last quarter against Carlton last week, driving the ball out of half-back and presenting themselves well to kick the first six goals of the game.

They either got tired or were outplayed in the second-half of the match with Carlton charging hard to beat them by five points with a goal just 90 seconds before the siren.

Sydney can bounce back to form quickly, but seem to lack a lot of depth through their forward line without Isaac Heeney in the side.

Sydney Swans Team News


*Round 16 teams listed with Round 17 teams unavailable

FB: R. Fox, L. Melican, H. Cunningham
HB: J. Lloyd, A. Aliir, J. Dawson
C: R. Clarke, L. Parker, N. Blakey 
HF: T. Papley, H. McLean, W. Hayward
FF: S. Wicks, T. McCartin, S. Reid
FOL: C. Sinclair, J. Kennedy, O. Florent
I/C: J. Thurlow, J. Rowbottom, J. McInerney, L. Taylor

Brisbane Lions Form


Brisbane are the team to watch with the Grand Final being played at the Gabba, so they will be doing everything they can to finish at the top of the ladder.

They were simply a class above against the Gold Coast, kicking straight with all the stars of the side having a huge influence.

Brisbane improved their kicking last week, but need to keep this stat up if they are to be genuine Grand Final contenders.

Brisbane Lions Team News


Jarrod Berry, Lincoln McCarthy and Brandon Starcevich were the casualties adding to the list with Harris Andrews, but expect McCarthy to be playing. Starcevich will likely miss due to the concussion while Berry will likely be rested against a weaker side.

*Round 16 teams listed with Round 17 teams unavailable

FB: D. Rich, D. Gardiner, J. Payne
HB: C. Ah Chee, R. Lester, N. Answerth
C: M. Robinson, J. Berry, L. McCarthy
HF: D. Zorko, D. McStay, C. Rayner
FF: H. McCluggage, E. Hipwood, C. Cameron
FOL: O. McInerney, J. Lyons, L. Neale
I/C: K. Coleman, Z. Bailey, B. Starcevich, A. Smith

Sydney Swans vs Brisbane Lions Head To Head

Sydney hold a 4-1 record over the Lions from their last five matches, but the last clash went the way of Brisbane in May last year by four goals.

Based on how each team is performing, it is expected that Brisbane will make it two wins in a row against Sydney.

Sydney Swans vs Brisbane Lions Head To Head Betting Odds

Sydney are 3.25 outsiders while Brisbane are the 1.35 favourites. The line has been set for Brisbane at -16.5.

Sydney Swans vs Brisbane Lions Match Up

The key match up in this match will likely be between Jake Lloyd and Cam Rayner.

Lloyd is one of the leading disposal getters in the competition with his run off half-back, while Rayner is finally living up to his number one draft pick potential.

Effecting the scoreboard in recent weeks, Rayner will also need to play a defensive roll on Lloyd, with much of Sydney's drive through the middle of the ground coming from him.

If Lloyd is not having an influence and Rayner is hitting the scoreboard, Brisbane will be winning this match.

Sydney Swans vs Brisbane Lions Key Stats

  • Brisbane have won 78% of their night matches this season
  • Brisbane have won 86% of matches when favourite this season
  • Brisbane have won 92% of matches this season when leading at half-time

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Where is the Sydney Swans vs Brisbane Lions match played?

The Sydney Swans vs Brisbane Lions match is played at Cazaly's Stadium in Cairns.

When is the Sydney Swans vs Brisbane Lions match played?

The Sydney Swans vs Brisbane Lions match is played at 9.10am BST on Sunday, September 13.

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Verdict

We will be backing Brisbane to win via the line.

Best Bet: Brisbane -16.5 Line Betting @-111.11 at BetMGM - 10 Units

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