2020 AFL – Fremantle vs Sydney Swans Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Fremantle vs Sydney Swans taking place? Saturday 22nd August, 2020 – 11:10 (UK)

Where is Fremantle vs Sydney Swans taking place? Optus Stadium, Perth

What television channel is Fremantle vs Sydney Swans on? In the UK, five matches each week will be televised on BT Sport and you can see their schedule here. For the TV channel in Australia, visit this link

Where can I stream Fremantle vs Sydney Swans? If the match is televised in the UK, then BT Sport subscribers will be able to stream it live via BT Sport Player. Additionally, those with a Watch AFL subscription can stream any 2020 AFL match live (outside of Australia). Those in Australia can stream any match live via AFL Live Pass

Where can I get tickets for Fremantle vs Sydney Swans? Click here for ticket information on 2020 AFL matches

THE TEAM NEWS

FREMANTLE

  • Fremantle were unable to make it three wins in a row as they were narrowly defeated by Carlton last week but the manner of that loss will be difficult to take for the Dockers and they must find a way to put that behind them.
  • In a tightly-fought contest, the Dockers were ahead with just seconds on the clock remaining but with time due to expire, the Blues scored to condemn Fremantle a loss that all but ends their season.
  • At 4-7, they have plenty of work to do to make a late push for the finals and they will hope the introduction of Liam Henry can help them bounce back here as he makes his debut with Brett Bewley the man to make way as he is managed.

SYDNEY SWANS

  • Sydney Swans were able to put back-to-back losses behind them as they proved to be too good for GWS Giants last week and the Swans will hope to build on that performance in which they dominated on both sides of the ball.
  • A superb showing in the first quarter saw the Swans restrict the Giants to just a solitary point and that set the platform for a very comfortable win based on their defensive solidity as they ran out 66-25 victors.
  • After such an impressive display, it is little surprise that the Swans will stick with the same side this week with the exception of Dane Rampe who drops out through injury and that hands Josh P. Kennedy a spot in the line-up.

THE PREDICTION

Fremantle and Sydney Swans come into this with 4-7 records and it seems highly unlikely that they will be able to challenge for the finals with games running out for them to gather enough points to climb up the ladder. That will be frustrating for the pair who have shown glimpses of what they can do but have lacked consistency this season and what was particularly evident in their latest matches. The Dockers lost out in the dying seconds against Carlton while the Swans were brilliant in a win over last year’s Grand Finalists GWS Giants. There is likely to be just pride on the line in this clash but after such a dominant victory last week, the Swans can build on that with the aid of a +9.5 start.

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