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Ben Darvill 29 Jun 2023
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Geelong Cats and Sydney Swans (Getty Images)
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Sydney Swans vs Geelong Cats Tips


The Sydney Swans put in one of the performances of the season so far as they humiliated the West Coast Eagles in a 205-34 win last week. Can they now back that up?
  • Sydney Swans vs Geelong Cats Tips
  • Head to Head
  • Sydney Swans Form 
  • Sydney Swans Team News
  • Sydney Swans Team List
  • Geelong Cats Form 
  • Geelong Cats Team News
  • Geelong Cats Team List

The Geelong Cats battled to a 78-63 win over the Melbourne Demons to down their high-flying opponents in impressive style, but I think the hosts are value.

Head to Head


The Cats hammered the Swans 130-37 when they met in April, with this backing up a stunning 133-52 win back in September 2022. 

In their last 10, the Cats have seven wins, while the Swans have three victories. 

Sydney Swans Form 


The Sydney Swans have not been perfect this year, tasting defeat eight times with just six wins coming in this time. 

A two-game losing run against the St Kilda Saints and Brisbane Lions followed a two-match winning run, with this seeing questions asked about the side. 

However, they answered these criticisms with a stunning 205-34 win over the West Coast Eagles.

While the Eagles have been awful this term, losing 13 of their 14 games, to put 200+ points on a side is a real statement. 

Sydney Swans Team News


The Swans lose Chad Warner to injury with Will Hayward coming in.

Sydney Swans Team List


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

Geelong Cats Form 


The Geelong Cats were soundly beaten 110-72 by the Port Adelaide Power in mid-June to see the reigning premiers suffer their seventh defeat of the season. 

However, they bounced back in style as they beat the Demons 78-63 to keep their hopes of securing a finals spot place alive. 

However, with just two wins in seven away games this term they continue to struggle on the road.

Geelong Cats Team News


The Cats will have to find a way to win without Jeremy Cameron after he was ruled out with a concussion, while Mark O'Connor is injured.

Esava Ratugolea returns from a hamstring issue and Patrick Dangerfield is also back.

Geelong Cats Team List


B: J.Bews, S.De Koning, Z.Guthrie
HB: J.Henry, E.Ratugolea, T.Stewart
C: I.Smith, P.Dangerfield - C, M.Duncan
HF: O.Henry, G.Rohan, T.Stengle
F: T.Atkins, T.Hawkins, B.Close
FOLL: R.Stanley, M.Blicavs, T.Bruhn
I/C: J.Kolodjashnij, M.Holmes, Z.Tuohy, G.Miers
EMG: B.Parfitt, O.Mullin, O.Dempsey, J.Bowes
In: E.Ratugolea, P.Dangerfield
Out: J.Cameron (Injured), M.O’Connor (Injured), J.Bowes (Sub)

Verdict

I am backing the Swans to back up their stunning win over the West Coast Eagles by edging past the Cats in a tight clash. 

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