Sydney should keep their season alive with a victory.
The Sydney Swans are four wins away from recording a history shattering premiership. Appearing down and out after Round 6 when they hadn’t won a game, they blew out to as much as $101 in premiership betting.
Since that time the Swans have only lost to Hawthorn (twice) and come into the finals as the form side of the competition.
The Swans will take confidence from the Western Bulldogs last year who came from outside the top four to win the flag and they should be too good for the Bombers at the SCG.
These two sides played out a thrilling game in Round 14 with the Swans winning by a single point. Essendon looked to have that game sewn up and will take some confidence leading into this match that they can go blow-for-blow with the Swans.
Superstar Lance Franklin had a rare poor game against the Bombers, kicking zero goals and six behinds and if he can gain similar opportunities in this fixture expect him to do plenty of damage.
The Bombers have had a wonderful season after finishing last in 2016 and will come into this game with a ‘nothing to lose’ approach.
The Swans midfield should be the difference in this game and be able to give their forward line plenty of goal scoring opportunities.
We anticipate that this will be a high scoring game and the Total Game Score Over 168.5 looks appealing.
While we anticipate the Swans will continue on their winning ways and keep their season alive, the Bombers should be competitive and we are confident they will cover the line of just under six goals.
If you want to back either of these teams to win the premiership the Swans are now top odds at $5 at Sportsbet and bet365 with the Bombers $67 at TAB.
Get on Buddy Franklin to kick a bag of goals.
ESSENDON AT THE LINE (+34.5)
FRANKLIN AND DANIHER TO COMBINE FOR 7 OR MORE GOALS AT $11 WITH SPORTSBET