Sydney Swans: 9th
Collingwood Magpies: 3rd
Sydney Swans: $26.00
Collingwood Magpies: $9.00
Sydney Swans: LLWLL
Collingwood Magpies: WWLWL
Round 19 Result:
Sydney Swans: Loss to Essendon, 109 – 66
Collingwood Magpies: Loss to Richmond, 105 – 77
The Sydney Swans will host the Collingwood Magpies at the SCG this Saturday night in what will be one of the biggest matches in round 20.
Both sides were unable to notch a victory last week, which makes this match all the more important.
Sydney is coming off two of the poorest weeks in the club’s recent history, having lost to the lowly Gold Coast Suns in round 18 and the Bombers at Etihad last week.
Collingwood went through hell last week with yet another spate of injuries. Before Jeremy Howe and Matt Scharenberg went down, the Pies looked like pulling off the upset against Richmond, but the defenders proved irreplaceable in the heat of the battle.
This match will see injury-riddled Swan, Alex Johnson, finally return to senior football. Johnson hasn’t played a game for the Swans since the 2012 Grand Final victory. This amazing comeback will revitalise a group that needs an emotional lift.
The Magpies are in a tough predicament at the moment in the back half — enter debutant Jack Madgen.
Madgen is a Category B rookie who played college basketball in America before trialling with the Pies and accepting a contract. Madgen plays as a key defender and can use his athleticism to his advantage in the air. He will play his first game in one of the most challenging matches of the season for the Pies.
Let’s take a look at the tips we have found for the match between the Sydney Swans and the Collingwood Magpies.
Sydney Swans vs. Collingwood Magpies Round 20 – Anytime Goal Scorer Tips
Oliver Florent @ $1.70
Oliver Florent has enjoyed a very productive season, improving in many of the important statistics from his debut year. One of the unusual aspects that has greatly improved is Florent’s ability to kick goals. Last season, Florent kicked a low total of four goals, but so far this year he has helped himself to eight, which is double his previous tally with four rounds of the season remaining. Expect Oliver to push forward late in any quarter using his good endurance.
This young Magpie hasn’t put a foot wrong in his second year of football. Daicos carries the weight of his famous family’s name each week and continues to rise to the challenge of playing in a top-four team. Most young footballers in his situation have failed to live up to the expectations, but Josh Daicos has found himself a niche and looks a player of the future. If the young man has a set shot at any point of the match, you can assume it will go through the middle — his kicking at goal has been a highlight.
Sydney Swans vs. Collingwood Magpies Round 20 – Disposals Tips
Isaac Heeney to get 25 Disposals @ $2.37
Heeney hasn’t played his best footy this season, but he is still showing his brilliant potential each week. If Isaac can get in and under the contest early, he could be set for a big game. Heeney was absent from last year’s thriller between the Swans and Pies, but he will make sure to leave his mark on this week’s match. The competitive beast hates to lose and will do anything it takes to make sure the Swans do not continue their poor form.
Sam Murray to get 25 Disposals @ $2.80
This may have gone unnoticed, but Sam Murray will be playing his old side this week. Sam Murray is another competitive player that loves to run and break lines. If the Swans’ forwards leave Murray open at any stage he will be utilised on the half back and break the game open. Murray is not playing as well as he did early in the year, but can easily turn it on against his old side.
Sydney Swans vs. Collingwood Magpies Round 20 – Alex Johnson Special
Alex Johnson to have 15 or more disposals @ $3.00
This is the feel good story of the week and hopefully it leaves punters feeling good too. Alex Johnson found the footy 15 times in the last match he played, but will he do it again six years later? While coming back through the NEAFL, Johnson averaged 14 touches per match and had a few games well over 15. If he can replicate the same form in the seniors, it will give us heavier pockets. The $3.00 odds are very generous, considering the nature of modern AFL football and the defenders penchant for sharing the ball around in the back half.
Swans vs. Magpies Match Predictions
Match Result: Sydney Swans to Win @ $1.70
Line Betting: Collingwood Magpies +4.5 @ $1.92
This will be a very close match, but when the siren sounds it will be the Swans who celebrate the victory. Take the Pies at the line, they could win this match if the Swans are still not at their best.
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