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AFL: Swans and Cats face-off in grand final rematch

Sydney Swans smashed the West Coast Eagles last week and will be aiming to keep the good times rolling against Geelong Cats on Friday night.

It has been a tough season for the Swans, but they still remain in the mix to make the top eight and play finals.

The same can be said of Geelong, who sit ninth on the AFL ladder and there is plenty of work to be done if they are to get to where they want to be.

This is of course a repeat of the 2022 grand final, which Geelong won in convincing fashion, but both sides appear to have suffered a hangover from it.

There is still time to turn things around, but with the games quickly ticking by, neither side can leave it too much longer.

That is why Friday’s clash under the lights at the SCG is so important.

WhatSydney Swans v Geelong Cats
WhereSCG, Sydney
When19:50 (AEST), Friday 30th June 2023
How to watchChannel 7, Kayo, Foxtel
OddsSydney 1.93, Geelong 1.89

Swans look to build on Eagles hammering

The Swans pulled off a record-breaking win against the Eagles last week when beating them 205-34 and should be full of confidence heading into the Geelong game.

Sydney have picked up just six wins so far this season, losing eight, to keep them down in 13th spot on the ladder.

Even so, they sit just one win away from the top eight and a win over Geelong could push them closer towards finals.

However, they have to overcome a Geelong side who have beaten them heavily on the last two occasions they have met.

The Cats won the grand final by 81 points last September, but then went one better in April of this year when smashing the Swans by 91 points.

Sydney will now be out for revenge, but it goes without saying there will need to be a huge improvement from John Longmire’s side.

The good news for Sydney is the fact they have won three of the last five games, two of them being at the SCG. Brisbane Lions and St Kilda are the two sides to have beaten them and there was not much in either game.

Brisbane won by 16 points, St Kilda 14 points, so the Swans can take heart from their recent performances.

Chad Warner has been impressing in midfield when averaging 25.4 disposals a game, and he can be backed at 1.65 to record 25+ on Friday night.

Geelong boosted by Demons win

It has also been an indifferent season so far for the reigning premiers, but they should take plenty of heart from a 15-point win over Melbourne last week.

The Demons are up their pushing for the premiership so the fact that Geelong got the job done should give them a boost.

Chris Scott’s side are struggling for consistency and have lost three of the last five - against Port Adelaide, Greater Western Sydney and Fremantle.

They have been handed a boost with the news that influential captain Patrick Dangerfield is set to return to the side, while Esava Ratugolea is also available again.

The Cats side is packed with quality, but they will be missing Jeremy Cameron - one of the most feared forwards in the AFL and averaging almost three goals per game - through concussion.

Geelong have hammered the Swans in the last two games and can be backed at 29.00 to beat them by 73+ points.

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