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Ben Darvill 12 Jul 2023
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Sydney Swans and the Western Bulldogs (Getty Images )
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Sydney Swans vs Western Bulldogs Tips


The Sydney Swans fell to an 88-75 defeat at the hands of the Richmond Tigers in their last game to see them make it two without a win and slip to 15th on the ladder
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  • Sydney Swans Form 
  • Sydney Swans Team News
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  • Western Bulldogs Team List

The Western Bulldogs saw a two-game winning run brought to an end last week as they lost to the Collingwood Magpies. They remain in the top 8 and give their finals hopes another boost here.

Head to Head


The Swans hammered the Dogs 120-67 in their last clash in 2022, with this their fourth win in their last 10. The Dogs have won the other six. 

Sydney Swans Form 


The Swans have struggled for consistency this term, with their last three results ending in a huge win, a battling draw and a disappointing defeat to sum up their season. 

Their 88-75 loss to the Richmond Tigers, a side that now sits in 12th on the ladder, last weekend shows that the Swans have not been good enough to seriously fight for a top-eight spot, with Sydney currently sitting in 15th. 

With a spot in the post-season finals on the very brink at best, the Swans need to start winning, and they need to do it now. 

Sydney Swans Team News


The Swans will be without Jake Lloyd for this one after he picked up a concussion last week. Angus Sheldrick is also injured and Tom Hickey is omitted.

Taking their places are Joel Amartey, Corey Warner and Sam Wicks. 

Sydney Swans Team List


B: D.Rampe, L.Melican, N.Blakey
HB: O.Florent, T.McCartin, H.Cunningham
C: B.Campbell, L.Parker, E.Gulden
HF: W. Hayward, L.McDonald, I.Heeney
F: J.Amartey, L.Franklin, T.Papley
FOLL: H.McLean, J.Rowbottom, C.Mills
I/C: R.Fox, Co.Warner, J.McInerney, S.Wicks

Western Bulldogs Form


The Western Bulldogs were not quite good enough to down the leaders in their last match as they were edged in an 89-77 loss to Collingwood.

While it was a valiant effort in defeat, the Dogs still saw their two-match winning run brought to an end.

With five wins in eight away games this term, the Dogs will fancy their chances in this one.

Western Bulldogs Team News


Bailey Smith misses out through illness and forward Rory Lobb is dropped. 

Sam Darcy comes in for his first match since Round 2.

Western Bulldogs Team List


B: T.Duryea, R.Gardner, J.O’Donnell
HB: B.Dale, A.Keath, E.Richards
C: C.Poulter, M.Bontempelli, B.Williams
HF: J.Macrae, A.Naughton, A.Treloar
F: C.Weightman, J.Ugle-Hagan, S.Darcy
FOLL: T.English, C.Daniel, T.Liberatore
I/C: L.Vandermeer, L.McNeil, R.West, A.Scott

Verdict

I am backing the Dogs to win this match and to extend a decent run on the road in a tight win. 

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