2019 AFL – Sydney vs St. Kilda Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Sydney vs St. Kilda taking place? Saturday 24th August – 04:45 (UK) / 13:45 (AEST)

Where is Sydney vs St. Kilda taking place? SCG, Sydney

What television channel is Sydney vs St. Kilda on? Not shown live in the UK / Foxtel in Australia

Where can I stream Sydney vs St. Kilda? Unavailable to stream in the UK / This match can be streamed live via the AFL Live app in Australia

Where can I get tickets for Sydney vs St. Kilda? https://www.afl.com.au/tickets

THE TEAM NEWS

SYDNEY

  • Sydney Swans ended their six-match losing streak as they produced a solid display to defeat Melbourne Demons last week and will hope to end their disappointing campaign after failing to make the finals for the first time since 2009.
  • The Swans have won just four games on home soil all season with this presenting a chance to end the year with a bit of pride in front of a set of fans that have been left frustrated for the large spells in 2019.
  • Jarrad McVeigh will receive a farewell as he is recalled for what will be his final game before retirement whilst Lance Franklin will make his 300th appearance and that sees James Bell and Ryan Clarke drop out.

ST. KILDA

  • St. Kilda Saints will look to end their season on a high after falling to defeat against Carlton Blues last week although they were very competitive once again and only lost out by a 10-point margin.
  • The Saints ended last season with six consecutive losses and would have been worried their season would fizzle out once again when on a four-match losing streak in late June and early July but they have picked up three wins in their last five.
  • Sam Rowe will make his first and last appearance for St. Kilda to end his career on what will be his 100th appearance in the AFL and he will take the place of Ben Paton who is the only omission from last week’s side.

THE PREDICTION

Both of these teams will be hoping to round their season off on a high but even a win for Sydney will not hide what a terrible season it has been. They have missed out on a spot in the finals for the first time since 2009 which highlights how far they have fallen this year. The visitors will be game after showing some good signs over the last few months and they could end their year well with a win in their final match of the season.

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