Three rounds and already there are question marks hovering over Both of the year’s grand finalists, both Richmond along with the GWS Giants, who’ve both failed to win a game between them since the AFL’s resumption.
The Tigers could only muster five goals at a horrific loss to Hawthorn last Thursday night, although the Giants fared worse, managing only four in a 24-point reduction to the Western Bulldogs.
Both sides will be outside to revive their flagging seasons when they Confront St Kilda and Collingwood in their various Round 4 matches.
Elsewhere, Josh Kennedy will bring up his 250th AFL game when the Sydney Swans confront the Western Bulldogs in the home, while Port Adelaide will look to keep its undefeated start to the season when they”host” that the West Coast Eagles on the Gold Coast hub.
Melbourne will also be out to unleash its own frustration in being unable To play an aggressive match last week when they play host to the Geelong Cats in the MCG on Sunday afternoon.
Here is the entire preview to Round 4.
Sydney Swans versus Western Bulldogs
Round 4 kicks off Thursday night with the Sydney Swans welcoming the Western Bulldogs to the SCG for the first time in over three Decades.
Tipped by many to again finish from the lower rungs of the AFL ladder, That the Swans again defied the odds and the continuing absence of Lance”Buddy” Franklin to upset the previously undefeated North Melbourne by 11 points in Marvel Stadium last Saturday afternoon.
In Buddy’s absence, it was their small forwards that laid the Platform for the victory, their ninth in a row against the Roos from Sydney dating back to 2010.
They will have to go up a notch when they confront the Bulldogs, who are coming off their first win of the season against the GWS Giants because spiteful clash at Marvel Stadium.
Fired up after two disappointing losses to start the season, Luke Beveridge’s men led from begin to finish as they reversed last year’s elimination final thrashing from the Giants to win with 24 points.
They had been directed closely by Marcus Bontempelli, who notched up his First triumph as fulltime captain later assuming the role in Easton Wood at the end of last season.
As impressive as the defensive aspect of their game was, their assault Remains a struggle, only managing to kick eight aims of their own last Friday night. That came later they only managed seven majors against St Kilda in Round 2, and five against the Pies in Round 1.
Together with the Giants’ four goals, it made for the lowest-scoring game at Docklands since the arena opened in 2000.
Regardless of the Swans’ recent poor record at home, I think they’ll take The points in what will be co-captain Josh Kennedy’s 250th AFL match.
Prediction: Sydney Swans by two points.
This clash could have a big impact on the ladder, with the Bulldogs Sitting at 1-2 and the Swans at 2-1. Either the Dogs will get their season back on track or Sydney will put themselves in a strong position going forward.
The Bulldogs played with their strengths against GWS past Friday, with Their ball use and attacking handball match back up and running.
Meanwhile, Sydney impressed against North Melbourne by slowing the Play uncontested marks. Whichever team gets the match in their terms should get the win here as they perform very different fashions.
The Bulldogs will be without star midfielder Josh Dunkley That’s a Major loss, but should they bring the same intensity they brought from GWS, They should be too powerful for the Swans.
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