These two teams have won just one game between them so far this season.
Sydney started favourite in the 2016 Grand Final, they lost that game but who would have predicted that they would start 2017 by losing their first five matches?
The Swans are sitting bottom of the AFL ladder and if they are any chance of doing something this season they simply must beat Carlton.
Carlton has some outstanding young prospects, but they are already looking inexperienced and tired, last week they applied great pressure against Port Adelaide, but eventually ran out of legs as the Power recorded a comfortable 90-point victory.
Carlton simply can’t score, last week against the Power they managed just six goals and alarmingly they only had three goal scorers.
Levi Casboult was a shining light booting four majors and will again be the focal point up forward for the Blues against Sydney.
As poor as Sydney has been so far this season, they should hit back hard against the Blues and cover the line where they give up 32.5 points.
This is a great chance for the Swans midfield to get back in touch. Kieran Jack has been putrid this season and will not play against the Blues, while warhorse Josh Kennedy will be looking for a big game after being held to just 22 touches in the 42 point defeat last week.
Sydney has won their past seven games against Carlton and love Etihad Stadium even though they lost a thriller to the Western Bulldogs at the ground in Round 2 this year, but had won 10 straight prior to that.
If you anticipate this win will launch the Swans into action for a tilt at another finals appearance they are $3.50 (Bet 365) to make A Top 8 Finish.
The Swans have Brisbane, North Melbourne and St Kilda as their next three opponents. For really ambitious Swans fans, they are $34 to win the flag.
When the sides met at this ground in Round 2 last year Lance Franklin kicked a game high four goals so stick with him to do so again.
LANCE FRANKLIN TO KICK 4+ GOALS