Cazaly's Stadium will play host to Thursday's Round 15 AFL game between Sydney and Melbourne . The game kicks off at 4:40 pm with Melbourne heading into the game as favourites with the bookmakers. Continue reading for our in-depth preview of the Sydney vs. Melbourne game and give you our free tips and bets.
When: Thursday September 3, 2020 at 4:40 pm
Where: Cazaly's Stadium
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
Sydney Swans vs Melbourne Demons Odds
Sydney Swans vs Melbourne Demons Preview
A stunning three-point win over St Kilda was enough to keep the Dees in the eight for another week as they now turn their attention towards a struggling Swans side that has won only one of their last five.
Simply scoring points has become a real problem for the Swans in recent weeks, evident in their 73-47 loss to the Power last Saturday.
Both sides are playing on the short backup, but it’s difficult to fade the Dees in this spot based on Sydney’s troubles in front of goal.
Melbourne has allowed the sixth-fewest goals on average to opponents this year and they should sense the importance of a win with GWS, the Bulldogs and the Bombers all breathing down their neck.
That said, the Swans hold the wood over the Demons with seven wins from their last 10 games.
Melbourne are well known for losing games they should be winning, and on the short rest from Alice Springs to North Queensland, there’s a bit to like about the Swans keeping this close.
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Sydney Swans vs Melbourne Demons Teams
B: A.Aliir, L.Melican, R.Fox
HB: J.Lloyd, C.Mills, R.Clarke
C: J.Thurlow, L.Parker, N.Blakey
HF: W.Hayward, S.Reid, L.Taylor
F: T.Papley, T.McCartin, J.Dawson
FOLL: C.Sinclair, J.Kennedy, O.Florent
I/C: J.Rowbottom, J.McInerney, H.Cunningham, S.Wicks
EMG: J.Bell, H.Mclean, D.Stephenson, W.Gould
OUT: J.Bell (omitted)
B: J.Lever, S.May, A.Tomlinson
HB: C.Salen, O.McDonald, T.Rivers
C: E.Langdon, J.Viney, N.Jones
HF: J.Harmes, S.Weideman, C.Petracca
F: B.Fritsch, M.Brown, J.Melksham
FOLL: M.Gawn, A.Brayshaw, C.Oliver
I/C: C.Spargo, A.Neal-Bullen, J.Wagner, J.Smith
EMG: B.Preuss, A.vandenBerg, N.Jetta, C.Wagner
IN: A.Neal-Bullen, B.Fritsch, J.Harmes, J.Smith
OUT: A.vandenBerg (omitted), K.Pickett (managed), M.Hibberd (injured), M.Hannan (omitted)