WHERE AND WHEN: SCG, Saturday, April 7, 7.25pm AEST
After posting significant wins in the opening round of the season, both sides found things more difficult last week, and only the Giants remain undefeated. The Swans dominated every aspect of their clash with Port Adelaide early but failed to translate that into scoreboard pressure, and it cost them dearly when the visitors ran over the top of them after half-time. If they do the same against GWS, the result will likely be the same. The Giants struggled to shake off Collingwood until Stephen Coniglio and Lachie Whitfield played pivotal roles in the last term at the MCG, and they’ll need to clean up their forward 50 entries in order to trouble Sydney’s experienced backline. The battle between Lance Franklin and Phil Davis will again be crucial to the result, but given the superstar was their only multiple goal scorer against the Power, the Swans will need more contributions from players such as Tom Papley, Will Hayward and Gary Rohan.
LAST FIVE MEETINGS
R17, 2017, Sydney 14.12 (96) d Giants 12.11 (83) at Spotless Stadium
R5, 2017, Giants 15.15 (105) d Sydney 9.9 (63) at the SCG
1QF, 2016, Giants 12.19 (91) d Sydney 7.13 (55) at ANZ Stadium
R12, 2016, Giants 15.15 (105) d Sydney 9.9 (63) at Spotless Stadium
R3, 2016, Sydney 14.9 (93) d Giants 10.8 (68) at the SCG
Hutta’s Tip: Sydney by 12 points
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