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Sydney vs Melbourne Betting Tips, Preview & Odds - Can the Demons make it five wins in last six?

  • Sydney hosts Melbourne at Cazaly's Stadium in Cairns
  • Melbourne have won four of their last five
  • Sydney have lost four of their last five
  • Can Melbourne continue their strong form?
Sydney vs Melbourne Betting Tips, Preview & Odds
Sydney take on Melbourne on Thursday afternoon (Getty Images)

Sydney Swans host Melbourne Demond at Cazaly's Stadium in Cairns on Thursday afternoon.

Melbourne are one of the form sides of the competition at the moment, having won four of their last five matches and are the clear favourites to be winning another here.

Sydney have had a very poor season by their standards, winning just four matches and losing four of their last five.

Sydney Form & Team News

Sydney are in a rebuild phase having had a very poor season. They started slow, and it looks as if they are closing slow as well.

Their win over GWS three rounds ago does hold some merit as they are a very good side when they are at their best. But they have shown us all season that they are inconsistent, but it was a going day when they downed the Giants.

The Swans list has been riddled with injuries which does not help their case against Melbourne, but look for improvement next season with some stars back as well as some strong draft picks.

*Round 14 teams listed with Round 15 teams unavailable

FB: H. Cunningham, L. Melican, A. Aliir
HB: J. Lloyd, J. Dawson, R. Fox
C: R. Clarke, L. Parker, O. Florent
HF: W. Hayward, T. McCartin, J. Rowbottom
FF: J. Bell, S. Reid, T. Papley
FOL: C. Sinclair, J. Kennedy, C. Mills
I/C:  J. Thurlow, N. Blakey, J. McInerney, S. Wicks

Melbourne Form & Team News

Melbourne are peaking at the right time of the season, winning four of their last five games including a mighty win over St Kilda last week by three points.

That win puts them firmly in Finals contention and the Dees are a smokey that could be dangerous around some of the top sides.

Christian Petracca has been outstanding this season and part of the reason the Demons are playing so well. He kicked four goals last week and cemented himself as the Brownlow Medal second favourite.

*Round 14 teams listed with Round 15 teams unavailable

FB: A. Tomlinson, S. May, J. Lever
HB: C. Salem, O. McDonald, M. Hibberd
C: K. Pickett, J. Viney, E. Langdon
HF: T. Rivers, S. Weideman, C. Spargo
FF: M. Hannan, M. Brown, J. Melksham
FOL: M. Gawn, C. Petracca, C. Oliver
I/C: N. Jones, A. Brayshaw, A. vandeBerg, J. Wagner

Sydney vs Melbourne Head To Head

History says Sydney hold the advantage in this match, winning four of their last five matches. Melbourne's sole win in that period came in 2019 at the SCG by 22 points.

This Melbourne outfit is in form, however, while Sydney are out of form. This is their opportunity for the Dees to peg one back.

Sydney vs Melbourne Betting Odds

Sydney are the clear outsiders at $3.25 while Melbourne are hard favourites at $1.35 given their current vein of form.

The line has been set for Melbourne at -17.5.

Sydney vs Melbourne Match Up

The key match up could be between two heavyweights in the middle of the ground as Josh Kennedy and Christian Petracca go head to head.

Kennedy is a star always flying under the radar, really damaging sides with ball in hand, while as already mentioned Petracca is in Brownlow Medal form.

Petracca has a magnificent awareness with his positioning when the ball is near, always finding himself in the right spots to receive and burst away from packs.

Kennedy is a ball magnet who loves the hard ball and body contact, and is the Swans' key player to drive the ball forward.

Whoever the winner of this contest is could decide the match.

Sydney vs Melbourne Key Stats

  • Sydney has lost their last five matches in QLD.
  • Sydney have lost 4 of their last 5 mathces.
  • Melbourne have won 4 of their last 5 matches.
  • Jake Lloyd has recorded 25+ disposals in each of Sydney's last six matches.
  • Christian Petracca has recorded 26+ disposals in his last three day matches.

Sydney vs Melbourne FAQ

What time is the Sydney vs Melbourne match?

The Sydney vs Melbourne match is played at 4.40pm on Thursday, September 3.

Where is the Sydney vs Melbourne match played?

The Sydney vs Melbourne match is played at Cazaly's Stadium in Cairns.

How can I live stream the Sydney vs Melbourne match?

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We will be backing Melbourne to win via the line to continue their form.

Best Bet: Melbourne -17.5 Line Betting @1.90 at Sportsbet - 10 Units

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