This could be a huge season for the Swans, with Buddy back to him old self they look like they can mount a charge towards finals. Having Franklin back is a huge coup, I’m backing him and Tippett to have massive seasons. Sydney are missing a few players after three retirees after last year’s finals and McVeigh, Reid, McGlynn and Rohan all missing this weekend. Those absentees will make this fixture a lot closer than it should be.
The Pies were very hit or miss last season, finishing a disappointing 12th. The last thing anyone wants is them to get off the good start, encouraging their fans to become even more bullish about their chances. They have a few injury problems of their own, but looked to have recruited well in Adam Trelor. They will come close, however I don’t have any faith in their kicking. Swans will win at $1.65.
Pendlebury had a cracking season for the disappointing Collingwood last term, I’m backing him to have over 30 possessions on Saturday combined with Buddy to kick 3+ at $3.5 with Sportsbet.
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