2020 AFL – Sydney Swans vs Essendon Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Sydney Swans vs Essendon taking place? Sunday 14th June, 2020 – 06:35 (UK)

Where is Sydney Swans vs Essendon taking place? SCG, Sydney

What television channel is Sydney Swans vs Essendon 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 Sydney Swans vs Essendon? 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 Sydney Swans vs Essendon? Click here for ticket information on 2020 AFL matches

THE TEAM NEWS

SYDNEY SWANS

  • Sydney Swans suffered a disappointing campaign in 2019 as they struggled to mount a challenge for the finals but they ended last season with two wins and built on that with a win in their first game of this year.
  • In a closely-fought game, the Swans were able to get the better of Adelaide Crows by just three points as the Sydney outfit held on despite a late comeback attempt from the home side.
  • The Swans make just two changes to the side that came out on top in that game with Ben Ronke dropped while Sam Naismith is injured so Callum Sinclair and George Hewett earn call-ups.

ESSENDON

  • Essendon fell at the first attempt in last season’s finals but they came out on top in their opening game of this year despite almost allowing a big lead to slip in the final quarter against Fremantle.
  • The Bombers won by six points although they had to work hard in order to achieve that success as the Dockers piled the pressure on late on with Essendon managing just 16 points in the second half which is something they will need to work on here.
  • Essendon have been forced into two changes with Orazio Fantasia injured and Brandon Zerk-Thatcher is suspended while in a third change, Jayden Laverde dropped so Cale Hooker, Dyson Heppell and Shaun McKernan come into the side.

THE PREDICTION

Both Sydney Swans and Essendon had to fend off late comebacks to edge the victory in their respective Round 1 fixtures and the two teams will be hoping to make it two from two as they go head-to-head. There is little to split the two teams and in what should be an open contest, points should flow with at least 130 likely here.

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