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Essendon Bombers vs Sydney Swans Tips - Can the Swans make it three wins in a row?

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Last updated: 28 Jul 2023
Ben Darvill 28 Jul 2023
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Essendon Bombers and Sydney Swans (Getty Images)
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Essendon Bombers vs Sydney Swans Tips


The Essendon Bombers have been struggling for wins and good performances of late, with their 90-49 home loss to the Western Bulldogs their second defeat in a row. 
  • Essendon Bombers vs Sydney Swans Tips
  • Head to Head
  • Essendon Bombers Form 
  • Essendon Bombers Team News
  • Essendon Bombers Team List
  • Sydney Swans Form 
  • Sydney Swans Team News
  • Sydney Swans Team List

The Sydney Swans romped to an impressive 105-76 win over the Fremantle Dockers in their last game as they made it two wins in a row. Can they give their finals hopes another shot in the arm?

Head to Head


The Bombers secured the win when the pair met back in 2022, with this ending a run of three victories in a row for the Swans. In their last 10, the Bombers have four wins, while the Swans have triumphed six times. 

Essendon Bombers Form 


The Essendon Bombers have been poor of late, with their two-game losing run seeing their hopes of taking a place in the finals take a real hit. 

Defeats to the Geelong Cats and Western Bulldogs have formed part of the Bombers notching four defeats in their last five, with this forcing Essendon down to 11th on the ladder. 

While they are only two points short of Geelong in eighth, their form is a major worry. 

Essendon Bombers Team News


Jordan Ridley has suffered a quad strain and may miss the rest of the home and away season, while Jake Stringer is also out meaning Jy Menzie comes into the side. 

Essendon Bombers Team List


B: A.McGrath, B.Zerk-Thatcher, J.Kelly
HB: M.Redman, J.Laverde, D.Heppell
C: S.Durham, A.Perkins, N.Martin
HF: J.Caldwell, P.Wright, N.Cox
F: M.Guelfi, K.Langford, B.Hobbs
FOLL: A.Phillips, D.Parish, Z.Merrett - C
I/C: W.Snelling, N.Hind, N.Bryan, J.Menzie
EMG: E.Tsatas, K.Baldwin, A.Davey Jnr, A.McDonald-Tipungwuti

Sydney Swans Form 


The Sydney Swans seem to have hit form at the perfect time, with the side currently boasting a two-game winning run after beating the Western Bulldogs and Fremantle Dockers. 

These wins have seen the Swans move up to 12th on the ladder with 34 points, meaning they are just a win behind Geelong in eighth. 

Sydney Swans Team News


Clarke will have a role as a sub in this match. 

Sydney Swans Team List


B: D.Rampe, T.McCartin, H.Cunningham
HB: J.Lloyd, N.Blakey, O.Florent
C: B.Campbell, L.Parker, E.Gulden
HF: I.Heeney, L.McDonald, S.Wicks
F: T.Papley, L.Franklin, J.Amartey
FOLL: H.McLean, Ch.Warner, C.Mills - C
I/C: R.Fox, J.McInerney, J.Rowbottom, W.Hayward
EMG: R.Clarke, A.Francis, J.Buller, D.Stephens

Verdict

I am backing the Swans to win this one in a tight victory that intensifies their hopes of securing a top eight berth. 

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