The Sydney Swans have won three straight and look to be back to their best.
They made last year’s Grand Final but looked to have lost all hope of returning to the finals again this season after losing their first six games of the season.
Sydney, however, has turned their season around with big wins over Brisbane, North Melbourne and St Kilda and should complete a fourth straight win over a Hawthorn side who are spiraling towards being an easy beat in 2017.
Any sniff the Hawks had of resurrecting their season went down the drain last week after they somehow blew an eight-goal lead against a struggling Collingwood side to effectively end their season.
The Swans midfield looks to be returning to their best, again last week it was the star midfielders who led the way including Josh Kennedy who had 35 disposals and kicked a goal, with Buddy Franklin the key focal point up forward slotting four goals and keeping himself in the hunt for the Coleman Medal.
Hawthorn led by 36 points at quarter time against Collingwood and despite midfielder Tom Mitchell racking up 50 disposals they eventually lost by three goals, the Hawks will struggle even further in the second half of the year with no chance of making the finals and there will be great opportunities betting against them.
The Hawks have a great record at the SCG having won their past three matches at the ground, but we need to take the Hawks results with a grain of salt as these wins were in their dominant era.
The positive for the Hawks was that both Luke Bruest and James Sicily kicked three goals against Collingwood, if they are any chance of causing an upset one of them simply must slot a bag of goals.
Sydney should win this game comfortably, don’t be afraid to not only back them at the line, but in some high margin markets.
Tom Mitchell had 50 possessions last week and looks a good bet in the most disposals market against his former side.
SYDNEY -32.5 LINE
SYDNEY OVER 39.5 MARGIN