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AFL: Swans eye return to winning ways

Sydney will be determined to bounce back from just their second defeat of the season when they travel to take on St Kilda.

The Swans had picked up 12 wins on the spin before coming unstuck against Fremantle at the SCG last Saturday.

Now they need to show the one-point defeat was just a rare blip, by bouncing back against St Kilda on Sunday afternoon.

Sydney are still the hot fancies to go all the way and win the 2024 grand final, and can be backed at 3.00 to do it.

St Kilda's top-eight hopes have disappeared but there is still all to play for and they will be out to cause a big upset.

There would be no better time to do it, in front of their long-suffering fans, so the Swans cannot afford to be complacent.

. What: St Kilda v Sydney
. Where: Marvel Stadium, Melbourne
. When: 15:20 (AEST), Sunday 7th July 2024
. How to watch: Kayo, Foxtel
. Odds: St Kilda 3.85, Sydney 1.27

Saints out to cause upset

St Kilda have lost the last two games on the bounce, but can take positives from the two-point loss against Port Adelaide last week.

Rowan Marshall was one such positive after booting three goals in the game, and will look to carry that form into Sunday.

Marshall can be backed at 13.00 to boot the first goal of the game, or 1.27 to score at anytime.

Jack Sinclair also collected 31 disposals against Port Adelaide. It will be a tougher afternoon against a star-studded Swans side but he is 2.15 to collect 30+ once again.

The last two clashes between the two sides have been tight. St Kilda won last season's meeting by 14 points, while the Swans won by 14 points in 2022.

St Kilda can be backed at 7.00 to cause a boilover and win by 1-12 points.

Swans look to respond

Sydney could have avoided defeat against Fremantle had Logan McDonald slotted an after-the-siren goal.

But now all the focus will be on bouncing back to winning ways against St Kilda.

To do that, they will need to get off to a better start than they did against Fremantle, who won the first quarter and built from there.

It is not the first time that Sydney have got off to a sluggish start, and you can expect them to come out firing at Marvel.

They can be backed at 4.50 to win the first quarter by 19+ points.

Will Hayward also booted three goals against Fremantle, and can be backed at 13.00 to kick the first of the game.

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