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Sydney Swans vs Western Bulldogs Betting Tips & Preview - Can the Swans punish the Dogs?

  • Are Sydney in better form than we think?
  • Can the Dogs score away?
  • Will it be a battle of the midfield?
Sydney vs Bulldogs Betting Tips
Swans vs Bulldogs kicks off round four of the AFL (Getty Images)

Sydney Swans vs Western Bulldogs will kick off AFL Round 4 and is set to take place on Thursday night under lights at the SCG.

The Swans come into the game after an 11-point win over North Melbourne who were unbeaten up until Round 3.

The Dogs were a class above when playing GWS last week, playing for the hard ball and showing some courageous traits.

Sydney Form & Team News

It was unknown how good Sydney would be up until last week, after winning their first round against Adelaide Crows and being beaten by Essendon Bombers a fortnight ago.

They pulled out all straws against North Melbourne, out-playing them around the ground and hitting the scoreboard.

Isaac Heeney, Josh Kennedy and Tom Papley all were heavily involved in the match, being a huge influence on which way the game landed.

*Round 3 teams are listed as round four teams were unavailable at the time of previewing

FB: J. Lloyd, D. Rampe, C. O'Riordan
HB: C. Mills, A. Aliir, H. Cunningham
C: O. Florent, L. Parker, I. Heeney
HF: G. Hewett, T. McCartin, J. Dawson
FF: S. Gray, C. Sinclair, W. Hayward
FOL: H. McLean, J.P. Kennedy, T. Papley
I/C: J. Rowbottom, N. Blakey, L. Taylor, R. Fox

Bulldogs Form & Team News

The Dogs started off the season in a real disappointing fashion with two losses, but bounced back hard last week against GWS by four goals.

Although they won last week, they were at full strength whereas GWS were missing three key players, so there are still question marks over how well they are going.

On the road against a team who could well have been 3-0 this season, they are under the odds in this match.

*Round 3 teams are listed as round four teams were unavailable at the time of previewing

FB: B. Williams, A. Keath, C. Daniel
HB: J. Johannisen, Z. Cordy, H. Crozier
C: E. Richards, M. Bontempelli, T. Liberatore
HF: B. Dale, A. Naighton, T. McLean
FF: M. Wallis, J. Bruce, L. Jong
FOL: T. English, J. Dunkley, B. Smith
I/C: M. Suckling, J. Macrae, S. Lloyd, L. Vandermeer

Sydney vs Bulldogs Head To Head

Bulldogs currently hold the advantage from their last five matches with a 3-2 lead, but their last clash at the SCG went to the Swans was by 46 points.

We are expecting to see a closer tussle between the two sides this time.

Sydney vs Bulldogs Betting Odds

The Bulldogs are currently favourites at 1.85 but Sydney are kept safe at 1.95 with little separating both teams.

Sydney vs Bulldogs Match Up

A key match up in this game could be between the two rovers, Bailey Smith and Tom Papley.

Smith was huge against GWS, being one of the two best players on the ground, both strong in the air and incredibly accurate when disposing the ball.

Papley is a berometer for the Swans, always winning hard ball and sneaking a goal from the pocket to keep his opponents on their toes.

It looks a battle between class and x-factor.

Sydney vs Bulldogs Key Stats

  • The Dogs have won 100% of their last 10 matches when they have lead at half-time
  • The Swans have won all five of their last five matches that have been played under lights
  • The Swans have won 100% of their last five matches when starting as the underdog

Sydney vs Bulldogs FAQ

What time is the Sydney vs Bulldogs game?

The Sydney vs Bulldogs match begins at 10.40am BST on Thursday, June 25.

Where will the Sydney vs Bulldogs game be held?

The Sydney vs Bulldogs game will be held at the SCG under lights.

How can I live stream the Sydney vs Bulldogs match?

Visit our live streaming page for information on how you can watch the Sydney vs Bulldogs match.

Verdict

We will be having nine units on the Swans to win and one unit on Ben Ronke to kick the first goal.
Best Bet: Sydney To Win @1.95 at bet365 - 9 Units
Next Best Bet: Ben Ronke First Goal Scorer @19.00 at bet365 - 1 Unit

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