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Fremantle vs Sydney Betting Tips, Preview & Odds - Dockers to edge must-win game for both sides

  • Fremantle Dockers host Sydney Swans at Optus Stadium
  • First bounce is at 8.10pm AEST on Saturday
  • Both teams have 4-7 records for the season
  • The Dockers have won 2 of their last 3 matches
  • The Swans pulled off a shock in the Sydney derby last game
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Nathan Fyfe will be key for Fremantle (Getty Images)

Fremantle Dockers host Sydney Swans at Optus Stadium on Saturday night in a must-win game for both sides. Two wins outside of the top eight, the Dockers and the Swans are into win at all costs scenarios if they are to make the finals.

Fremantle Form & Team News

The Dockers will have a point to prove after losing to a controversial after-the-siren kick for Carlton's Jack Newnes last Saturday. Fremantle looked to have sealed the points, only for the umpires to hand the Blues a chance for victory, which Newnes grabbed with both hands.

At 4-7 following that four-point loss to Carlton, 14th placed Fremantle must beat the Swans if they are to arrive late into the finals picture. Having beaten Collingwood and Hawthorn at home prior to going down to the Blues, the Dockers have been in good enough form.

Round 12 team listed with the Round 13 line-up unavailable:

B: B.Cox, R.Conca, N.Wilson
HB: S.Hill, L.Ryan, E.Hughes
C: A.Cerra, N.Fyfe, J.Aish
HF: A.Brayshaw, M.Taberner, M.FrederIck
F: L.Schultz, R.Lobb, M.Crowden
FOLL: S.Darcy, D.Mundy, M.Walters
I/C: C.Serong, B.Bewley, C.Blakely, T.Duman

Sydney Form & Team News

The struggling Swans pulled off the upset of Round 12 when defeating GWS Giants by 41 points in the Sydney derby, staged in the west at Optus Stadium. 

Sydney had won one of their previous seven games heading into that derby, but rediscovered their best footy to triumph 66-25 against last year's beaten Grand Finalists. Can they now repeat that performance and leapfrog the Dockers on the ladder?

The Swans are also 4-7 for the season, and like Fremantle could move to within four points of the finals if winning this game.

Round 12 team listed with the Round 13 line-up unavailable:

B: C.O’Riordan, D.Rampe, L.Melican
HB: J.Lloyd, J.Thurlow, J.Dawson
C: H.Cunningham, L.Parker, O.Florent
HF: W.Hayward, T.McCartin, J.Bell
F: T.Papley, S.Reid, S.Wicks
FOLL: C.Sinclair, J.Rowbottom, C.Mills
I/C: N.Blakey, R.Fox, Z.Foot, D.Stephens

Fremantle vs Sydney Head to Head

The last six meetings between the two sides have been shared 3-3. Fremantle have won three of the last four in Perth, the most recent of which was a dramatic 52-51 victory last year.

Fremantle vs Sydney Odds

Fremantle are $1.65 favourites to claim the win, with the Swans at $2.25 to come out on top. The line has been set at -7.5 for the Dockers.

Fremantle vs Sydney Stats

  • Fremantle Dockers have won 2 of their last 3 matches.
  • Fremantle Dockers have seen 8 of their 11 matches this season decided by 20 points or less.
  • Fremantle Dockers have won 3 of the last 4 matches against Sydney in Perth.
  • Sydney Swans have won 2 of their last 8 matches.
  • Fremantle and Sydney have the second and third worst points scored records.

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Where is Fremantle vs Sydney taking place?

Fremantle vs Sydney is being played at Optus Stadium in Perth, Western Australia.

What time does Fremantle vs Sydney start?

Fremantle vs Sydney is being played at 8.10pm AEST on Saturday 22 August 2020.


Fremantle should get back to winning ways with home advantage, but don't expect it to be pretty or a high-scoring affair. The Dockers have had a number of close games this season and this one should go the same way.

Best Bet: Fremantle Win Match Result @1.65 at PlayUP - 4 Units
Value Bet: Fremantle by 1-20 Winning Margin @3.25 at Sportsbet - 1 Unit

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