WHERE AND WHEN: SCG, Saturday, August 4, 7.25pm
The Swans dropped from fourth to ninth after losing a fourth game from their past five last week, and their season looks in danger of slipping away if they can’t reverse their worrying form. A return to the SCG would usually be comforting for John Longmire’s men but they’ve lost nine of 21 games at the venue over the past two seasons, and the Magpies got them in Sydney last year. Collingwood’s horror run with injury continued last week but with ruckman Brodie Grundy in All Australian contention and onballers Scott Pendlebury, Steele Sidebottom and Taylor Adams in top form, their midfield is still formidable. Scoring has been a problem for the Swans recently and with superstar Lance Franklin carrying some injuries, the likes of Tom Papley, Will Hayward and Ben Ronke will need to step up at ground level. This game has massive implications with the Pies under pressure to maintain their spot in the top four, and Sydney battling to stay in finals contention.
LAST FIVE MEETINGS
R3, 2017, Collingwood 11.14 (80) d Sydney Swans 11.13 (79) at the SCG
R1, 2016, Sydney Swans 18.25 (133) d Collingwood 7.11 (53) at the SCG
R20, 2015, Sydney Swans 13.9 (87) d Collingwood 10.16 (76) at the SCG
R2, 2014, Collingwood 12.17 (89) d Sydney Swans 10.9 (69) at ANZ Stadium
R20, 2013, Collingwood 14.16 (100) d Sydney Swans 10.11 (71) at ANZ Stadium
Hutta’s Tip – Sydney by 15 points.
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