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Last updated: 02 May 2024
Jeremy Darke 02 May 2024
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  • Sydney vs GWS Giants expert predictions for Saturday’s AFL game
  • The game will be played at SCG, with the bounce at 1:45 PM (AEST)
  • The Swans and GWS share a 5-5 record in their past 10 matches.
  • Preview, expert analysis, stats, team news & best bet
Sydney Swans vs GWS
Bruttle Battle of the Bridge expected (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/AFL Photos/via Getty Images)

Sydney vs GWS Giants, Round 8 2024 - Expert Prediction

Greater Western Sydney will win the first ‘Battle of the Bridge’ in 2024, getting another win at the SCG against their bigger brother the Sydney Swans. 
  • Sydney vs GWS Giants, Round 8 2024 - Expert Prediction
  • Head to Head 
  • Sydney Form Analysis & Betting Trends
  • Sydney Team News
  • Sydney Team List
  • GWS Giants Form Analysis & Betting Trends
  • GWS Giants Team News
  • GWS Giants Team List
  • Sydney vs GWS Giants AFL 2024 Round 8 FAQ’s

Both Sydney teams have started the year with a bang losing just one of their opening seven matches. Comparing the performances is really like splitting hairs and it is no wonder that the bookies are giving the Swans the favourite tag on home field advantage. Being a betting man we have to pick sides and GWS have been the most consistent and looked more impressive against tougher competition. 

All we know for sure is that this game will be a blast to watch with the two highest scoring clubs in the AFL firing back and forth against each other which will give us an entertaining match that will go over the low Game Total.

  • The Giants have won 3 of the past 4 games against the Swans at the SCG.
  • The Giants and the Swans have average scoring totals of 107.28 and 104 respectively, the two highest in the AFL.
  • The previous 4 matches between the Swans and the Giants has gone Over the Game Total of 147.5 points.
  • 5 of 7 Greater Western Sydney games have gone Over the Game Total.

Head to Head 

The head to head record between these two Sydney clubs cannot be any tighter with both teams taking 5 wins in the past 10 matches. 

The teams shared the spoils also in 2023 with the Giants getting up 107-106 in round 7 and the Swans returning the favour 96-85 in round 21.

Sydney Form Analysis & Betting Trends

Recent Form
Last 5 W/LLast 5 ATSLast 5 O/U

2024 Betting Trends
$10 MLOver/Under1-3940+

The Swans come off their bye two weeks ago wanting a much better defensive performance than they put in the two weeks prior to their long match week and they got it. 

Sydney contain anything that the Suns threw at them in round 6, containing the Gold Coast to just 57 points. They then put in another clean performance against a weaker side Hawthorn last weekend, beating the Hawks comfortably 118-42.

Isaac Heeney and Errol Gulden have been living up to their preseason hype, leading the Swans with 27 and 25.6 disposals respectively and have been linking up well with Brodie Grundy in the ruck to get clean ball forward.

Sydney Team News

Luke Parker hasd a solid return in the VFL last week and will be up for selection this weekend. 

Dane Rampe will test his hamstring later in the week but should be clear to play. 

Sydney Team List

B: T.McCartin, D.Rampe - C, L.Melican
HB: H.Cunningham, O.Florent, N.Blakey
C: E.Gulden, Ch.Warner, J.McInerney
HF: J.Jordon, L.McDonald, T.Adams
F: T.Papley, H.McLean, W.Hayward
FOLL: B.Grundy, I.Heeney, J.Rowbottom

I/C: M.Roberts, J.Lloyd, J.Amartey, S.Wicks, R.Fox
EMG: L.Parker, P.Ladhams, B.Campbell

IN: D.Rampe
OUT: B.Campbell (Omitted)

GWS Giants Form Analysis & Betting Trends

Recent Form
Last 5 W/LLast 5 ATSLast 5 O/U

2024 Betting Trends
$10 MLOver/Under1-3940+

GWS continue their fast start to the year by pulling away from the Brisbane Lions at Manuka Oval in round 7, crushing the Lions 113-59. The Giants took full control of the match at the half, allowing Brisbane to score just two points in the third quarter and a total of 15 for the entire second half. 

It has been all about the forward 50 for the Giants so far this season averaging more points than any other team in the AFL, kicking 107.28 points per game. There are some real clear indications of why, leading the league with 15.4 Marks Inside 50, while averaging top-four numbers in Inside 50’s and Tackles Inside 50. 

The Giants 23.7% Goal Efficiency is also best in the AFL and they are ranked second in the league with a 55.7 Goal Accuracy. 

GWS Giants Team News

Stephen Coniglio and Sam Taylor should be cleared by the end of the week to participate in the Derby in the only injury news for GWS.

GWS Giants Team List

B: H.Himmelberg, S.Taylor, H.Perryman
HB: L.Whitfield, J.Buckley, L.Ash
C: J.Wehr, J.Kelly, F.Callaghan
HF: H.Thomas, A.Cadman, T.Bedford
F: T.Greene - C, J.Hogan, C.Brown
FOLL: K.Briggs, C.Ward, T.Green

I/C: D.Jones, J.Peatling, C.Idun, J.Riccardi, B.Daniels
EMG: N.Haynes, M.Gruzewski, X.O’Halloran

IN: S.Taylor, T.Greene
OUT: L.Aleer (Omitted), X.O’Halloran (Omitted)

Sydney vs GWS Giants AFL 2024 Round 8 FAQ’s

How to watch Sydney vs GWS Giants AFL 2024 Round 8?

You can watch the Sydney vs GWS Giants AFL 2024 Round 8 game via Fox Sports or Kayo Sports. If you are watching from outside of Australia the WatchAFL app is the perfect solution.

How to buy tickets to Sydney vs GWS Giants AFL 2024 Round 8?

To buy tickets to the Sydney vs GWS Giants AFL 2024 Round 8 game check the AFL website or the official Sydney site.


GWS will edge the Swans in the Sydney derby in a high-scoring match that goes Over the Game Total of 147.5 points.
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