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Aussie Rules: Geelong target win number three

Sydney and Brisbane will look to strengthen their positions in the top eight on Saturday, while reigning premiers Geelong attempt to continue their recent revival.

With week six being the Anzac Round, the action will continue into Monday and Tuesday of next week, meaning there are just the three games on Saturday.

But it should not disappoint with all six teams battling hard at both ends of the ladder.

Geelong appear to have recovered from losing their opening three games of the season, by winning the last two, but they are in for another big test when then face Sydney in a repeat of the 2022 grand final.

Before that Port Adelaide are the hot fancies to see off the struggling West Coast Eagles at the Adelaide Oval, while Brisbane make the trip to Sydney to take on GWS.

It has not been easy trying to predict what will happen in the AFL in the opening rounds. Everyone seems capable of raising their game and getting the job done, which is making for plenty of excitement.

Port look to continue revival

WhatPort Adelaide v West Coast Eagles
WhereAdelaide Oval, Adelaide
When13:45 (AEST) Saturday 22nd April, 2023
How to watchFoxtel, Kayo
OddsPort Adelaide 1.04, West Coast Eagles 11.00

Port Adelaide have bounced back from disappointing defeats against Collingwood and Adelaide to win their last two games.

They have had to work hard for them, but the two-point win over Sydney and 14-point win over the Bulldogs have got them up to ninth place on the ladder.

With a game against St Kilda to come, the clash with the Eagles is a must-win and they will fancy their chances.

In the same fixture in 2022, Port won by 84 points, and unfortunately for the Eagles they are still struggling with the same issues 12 months on.

West Coast sit 1-4 for the season and have suffered heavy defeats to Fremantle, Melbourne and Geelong in the last three games as injuries continue to rip through their ranks.

Despite their injury issues the Eagles do have one piece of good news, as captain Luke Shuey is able to return from a hamstring injury.

Port have made changes despite winning the last two games. Ruckman Scott Lycett has been dropped in favour of Brynn Teakle, while Charlie Dixon is unavailable with an injury niggle.

Lions out for three in a row

WhatGreater Western Sydney v Brisbane Lions
WhereManuka Oval, Canberra
When16:35 (AEST) Saturday 22nd April, 2023
How to watchFoxtel, Kayo
OddsGreater Western Sydney 3.50, Brisbane 1.31

Brisbane are another team who look to be finding some consistency following an indifferent start to the 2023 AFL campaign.

They have won their last two games against Collingwood and North Melbourne to jump to eighth on the ladder and will see the trip to GWS as another must-win game.

The Lions have not be great on the road this season, they did beat the Kangaroos in Adelaide in the Gather Round, but have lost at Port Adelaide and Western Bulldogs already this season.

Greater Western Sydney have won one and lost one on home soil this season, but, with this game being played in Canberra, not much can be taken from that.

They did see off Hawthorn in Adelaide last week so should be full of confidence heading into the game.

Jack Gunston was managed by Brisbane last week but comes into the side at the expense of Darcy Fort. GWS will be missing the suspended Tom Green but Harry Perryman and Brent Daniels return.

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Cats set for Swans tester

WhatGeelong v Sydney Swans
WhereGMHBA Stadium, Geelong
When19:25 (AEST) Saturday 22nd April, 2023
How to watchFoxtel, Kayo
OddsGeelong 1.40, Sydney 3.00

Geelong look to be back on song following a disastrous start to the season that saw the reigning premiers lose their opening three games.

They have bounced back with two convincing wins, but they have been against two struggling sides, Hawthorn and West Coast Eagles.

Saturday will represent a much sterner test when they take on Sydney in a repeat of last season’s grand final, which the Cats won convincingly.

Much has changed since then and the Swans will be gunning for revenge.

Sydney have been up and down, but do have three wins this season, including a 122-78 victory over Richmond last week.

They have slipped up against some stern opposition already this season, with both Melbourne and Port Adelaide coming out on top.

Geelong are boosted by the return of Gary Rohan from suspension, but Rhys Stanley remains on the sidelines with an injury to his eye socket. Jon Ceglar comes in to replace him.

Aaron Francis will make his first appearance for the Swans this season after impressing in the VFL with seven goals in three games.

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