Adelaide vs Sydney (Friday) Betting Preview & Tips

The match of the week to start Round 22.

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Wed, 16 Aug, 6:18 AM

The match of the week to start Round 22.

 

This will be a mouthwatering contest to start the weekend as Friday Night footy features two form sides of the competition.

 

The Adelaide Crows are sitting pretty on top of the table and are unbeaten in their past seven matches; a win in this game will ensure the Crows finish the home and away season on top of the ladder.

 

The Sydney Swans have completely turned their season around after losing their first six games and have only lost to Hawthorn since that point in time.

 

Sydney has risen to fifth on the table and should they win their remaining two games of the home and away season (this one and next week) they could finish top four and secure a vital double chance.

 

Adelaide has been clinical the past fortnight with an 84-point win over crosstown rivals Port Adelaide and a 41-point win over Essendon last week.

 

In the process the Crows have silenced critics who were concerned the Crows were not playing the high calibre of football in the second half of the season as they were producing earlier in the year.

 

In what will be a classic contest we anticipate the Swans will be able to seize the ascendency in the midfield and subsequently give this tall heavy forward line more scoring opportunities than the hosts.

 

Lance Franklin showed a welcome return to form last week against Fremantle booting a game high four goals as the Swans recorded a 104-point victory.

 

Franklin also kicked an equal game high four goals the last time these two teams clashed and looks set for a big night.

 

The last time the Crows and Swans did battle was in the semis at the SCG last season with the home side running out emphatic 36-point winners.

 

Sydney is one of very few visiting teams to have a winning record at the Adelaide Oval having won three times in four attempts.

 

The Sydney Swans have an excellent recent record against Adelaide having won five of their past six matches against them and look a good price ($2.25 @ bet365, Centrebet, Luxbet, Will Hill, Sportsbet, Unibet) to cause the upset and at the line where they are given a 7.5 point start.

 

STATS BET

Josh Kennedy had 42 disposals when these sides last clashed and looks a good bet for the most.

 

RECOMMENDED BET:

SYDNEY + 7.5 LINE

 

VALUE PLAY:

JOSH KENNEDY 35+ DISPOSALS

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