Will the Sydneysiders keep up their winning run?
The Sydney Swans lost their first six games of the season and it appeared incredibly unlikely they would make the finals, let alone be talked about as a premiership contender just two months later.
The Swans are now the form side of the AFL having won six straight matches and nine of their last 10.
In this match they come up against a St Kilda side that they have completely dominated in recent times, winning seven straight against them.
Everything points to a Sydney victory and on the back of the Saints losing by 10 goals last week, things could get ugly.
The Swans vindicated that they are genuine premiership contenders with a win over crosstown rivals Greater Western Sydney last Saturday night. Lance Franklin was inspirational kicking four goals and should have kicked more.
Underrated midfielder Josh Kennedy collected 28 disposals and slotted a goal and again looks a good bet to collect 27 or more this week at $1.88 with Crownbet.
St Kilda has been riddled with inconsistency this season and on the back of their best performance of the season against Richmond a fortnight ago, they produced a stinker last week with a 61-point loss to Essendon.
The Saints dysfunctional forward line has let them down all season and it was apparent last week when they managed to kick just seven goals for the game.
Things certainly won’t get any easier this week when they come up against the suffocating Sydney midfield and stifling defence.
We are especially keen on the Swans winning and the Total Game Score Under 174.5 ($1.90 @ Unibet).
The Swans are in the midst of an extraordinary performance this season and we are sticking with them all the way.
Lance Franklin kicked a game high four goals last week and is incredible value to kick 6+ Goals ($4.50 @ Sportsbet).
SYDNEY -28.5 LINE
LANCE FRANKLIN 6+ GOALS