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Sportsbet Same Game Multi tips for Collingwood vs. Sydney

NRL specials at, April 7, 2017, 7.50pm, Sydney Cricket Ground, Watch on Fox Footy, Seven Network.

TWO teams that have so far failed to live up to high expectations in 2017 square off in a Frday night blockbuster on the SCG.

And we’ve run our expert eye over the Sydney vs. Collingwood match to try to come up with a Same Game multi that will hopefully yield some serious cash.

Just imagine if the Magpies could actually use the football well. They’d be 2-0 and flying.

Instead, they’re winless after the opening two games and the pressure has been piled on coach Nathan Buckley.

Buckley declared at the start of the season that anything short of finals would be his death knell and he has had the worst possible start, losing both matches to start the season.

And he hasn’t been helped by the form of former spearhead Travis Cloke at his new home at Whitten Oval.

Cloke looks like the power forward of old at the Western Bulldogs and that has raised even more questions over Buckley’s ability to coach, given that the 30 year old’s confidence was completely shredded in his last season at the Pies.

Bucks’ first chance at redemption comes against a Sydney Swans side that is also licking its wounds after consecutive losses.

The Swans may as well not have turned up in Round One’s surprise loss to Port Adelaide in Sydney, but came out breathing fire against the reigning premier Western Bulldogs last week.

They weren’t able to sustain it, though, despite a brilliant four goal haul from Lance Franklin, going down 16.14 (110) to 13.9 (87). multi builder

Franklin single-handedly lifted the Swans with 22 disposals, 11 marks and 4.3, while Jake Lloyd came of age with 34 possessions. But the Swans lacked impetus from many of their stars, with the likes of Kieran Jack, Dan Hannebery and Luke Parker well down.

Here’s the scary thing for the Pies.

They have always been Lance’s whipping boys.

And you would imagine the big fella will be up and about, given it will be his 250th AFL game.

And, after losing to the Dogs in Round One, the Pies got a double dose from an improved Richmond, butchering the footy on their way to a 14.15 (99) to 11.14 (80) loss.

Brodie Grundy had a blinder in the ruck with 23 touches and 45 hit outs, while Adam Treloar had 35 and Scott Pendlebury 32, but it wasn’t enough for the Pies, who would have been buoyed by the performance of recruit Will Hoskin-Elliott, who booted 3 goals straight from 21 disposals.

Sydney v Collingwood Sportsbet same game multi tips

Sydney Swans to win by 1-39 points ($2.20)

Total game score over 185.5 ($1.90)

Lance Franklin to kick the first goal of the match ($6)

Scott Pendlebury to have 30 disposals or more ($1.67)

Four leg same game multi pays $34

Take Franklin out and the three leg same game multi pays $6.50

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Let’s get this straight, the Pies still can’t kick and they struggle up forward, but they are undoubtedly an improved team on last season. Pendles and Treloar are still accumulating a mountain of the footy, Taylor Adams has come of age and Will Hoskin-Elliot adds some real X-factor.

But we just can’t tip them in Sydney against a wounded Swans team that should come out all guns blazing against a side that doesn’t stack up to their previous opponents.

We think the Pies will be good enough to stay in the match, but will ultimately lose by three or four goals. While they have had their problems up forward, the Pies have managed to score at least 80 points in each of their matches and three of the four games these teams have played this season have exceeded 185.5 points.

We think the overs is a safe bet, given the Swans’ potency.

Pies captain Scott Pendlebury has proven time and time again that it doesn’t matter who he is playing, or what the score is, he is one of the most talented accumulators in the game. And that is why he is so short at $1.67 to claim 30 disposals or more. He’s opened the season with 35 against the Dogs and then 32 last week Back him to keep the streak alive.

We’re expecting big things from Buddy Franklin in his 250th game. He needs five goals for 800 and he loves the Pies. Sixty of those have come against Collingwood in just 15 games. Only Essendon and North Melbourne have felt his wrath more. And he averages more disposals against the Pies than any other club, save for the Western Bulldogs. This has Lance written all over it, especially given his form to open the season and what better way for him to celebrate his 250th game than by slotting the first goal of the match?

And yes, we know first goalscorer can be a fickle market, so for those who are worried about being booted out of their same game multi at the beginning of the game, here’s a way around it: Take Lance out and the odds are still pretty juicy at $6.50 for just the three legs. You could have a little on the four-legger, and a lot on the other.

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