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Sydney Swans vs West Coast Eagles Predictions & Tips - Swans to edge out the Eagles

  • Sydney Swans vs West Coast Eagles predictions for Sunday's AFL Round 16 match
  • The match is being played at GMHBA Stadium (4.10am BST)
  • Sydney Swans have won 12 of the last 17 matches against West Coast Eagles
  • The Swans are tipped in the head to head market
  • Match preview, predictions and latest team news
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West Coast Eagles are tipped for defeat against Sydney Swans (Getty Images)
Freetips staff 02 Jul 2021
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Sydney Swans vs West Coast Eagles Predictions

It is 6th vs 7th with the loser potentially falling out of a finals spot if results go against them. The Swans boast a reasonably good record in Victoria whereas the Eagles have had their struggles away from home turf.

Sydney are tipped to edge a tight game on neutral ground in Geelong. 

  • Sydney Swans have won their last 3 matches in a row at GMHBA Stadium.
  • Sydney Swans have won 12 of the last 17 matches against West Coast Eagles.
  • West Coast Eagles won the last match 77-43 against Sydney Swans.
  • West Coast Eagles have lost their last 4 matches in a row at GMHBA Stadium. 

Head to Head

West Coast won last year's match against Sydney, breaking a three-game losing streak to the Swans.
Sydney have won 12 of the last 17 matches against West Coast since their infamous one-point loss to the Eagles in the 2006 Grand Final. 

Sydney Swans Form

Sydney burst into the 2021 season with a point to prove, surprising many with their early form.

More recently the Swans have dropped off and are now on a two-game losing streak including a 10-point defeat to Port Adelaide last week.

The Swans currently sit in 6th on the ladder with an 8-6 record. Tackling and Tackling Efficiency has become the Swans' number one statistic. 

Sydney Swans Team News 

Ruckman Callum Sinclair has dominated in the VFL and returns as part of an extended squad to face the Eagles. 

Sam Wicks is available after a week off with his suspension, while Colin O’Riordan and Hayden McLean have also been named on the interchange options.

Sydney Swans Team List 

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

West Coast Eagles Form 

The Eagles recently fell to the Western Bulldogs 98-43 to make it two losses out of the last three matches at Optus Stadium. 

That is a worrying statistic as they have boasted one of the strongest home turf advantages for the last five years.

They head to Kardinia Park for the second time this year, the first time was a concerning 97-point loss to Geelong Cats.

The Eagles will need a strong performance from their tall forwards once again as they remain the league’s highest Goal Accuracy rating. 

West Coast Eagles Team News

The Eagles lose forward Liam Ryan to a one-match suspension, but defender Tom Barrass does play despite pulling up sore against the Bulldogs.

Jamaine Jones starts, while Nathan Vardy, Zac Langdon, Alex Witherden and Luke Foley come onto an extended bench.

West Coast Eagles Team List 

B: Cole, Barrass, Sheppard
HB: Hurn, McGovern, Duggan
C: Redden, Yeo, Gaff
HF: Cripps, Darling, Sheed
F: Allen, Kennedy, Jones
FOLL: Naitanui, Kelly, Shuey
I/C (from): Waterman, Langdon, L.Edwards, Vardy, Petruccelle, Witherden, Foley, Rotham

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This will be the first time the two clubs will face each other in Victoria since the 2006 Grand Final. A unique match up with potentially huge repercussions for the loser. Sydney boast a strong away record and are tipped to continue that against the Eagles on Sunday.

Best Bet: Sydney Swans Win Match Result @-117.65 at BetMGM - 3 Units

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