Fremantle Dockers will host Sydney Swans to stay in the top 4 as AFL in Round 18 continues on Saturday. Currently, at 7th on the ladder, Sydney Swans would give their best to bag four points. Here you can follow Fremantle vs Sydney Swans, start time, preview, head-to-head, stats, and watching info.
Date, Time, TV, and Live Stream
🗓 Date: Saturday, 16 July 2022
🕢 Time: 7:30 pm AEST (GMT+10)
🏟 Venue: Optus Stadium
📺 Live Stream: Kayo Sports, Foxtel Now, Watch AFL
Let’s catch up with the performances of Fremantle Dockers and Sydney Swans this season so far.
Fremantle Dockers (3rd) will look for their third victory in a row at Optus Stadium against the Swans. Back-to-back wins against the Power and Saints saw them into the top-4. They beat the Power by 99-91 points before defeating the Saints on the road by 41 points. Fremantle Dockers won 7 of their last 8 matches.
Elsewhere, the Swans (7th) are coming off an impressive home victory against the Bulldogs. They beat Western Bulldogs by 120-67 points. The Swans crucially avoided back-to-back defeats with that win, holding on to the 7th spot on the ladder. They are only a win ahead of 10th place St Kilda with a match in hand.
Tom Hickey will return for the Swans. He missed Round 17 due to illness. Ruckman Peter Ladhams will miss out for a broken thumb.
Sydney Swans In: Tom Hickey
Out: Peter Ladhams (broken thumb)
Blake Acres and Heath Chapman are Fremantle’s two inclusions to take on Sydney. They will return after recovering from their hamstring injury. Ethan Hughes and Nathan Wilson will be omitted.
Fremantle Dockers In: Black Acres, Heath Chapman
Out: Ethan Hughes, Nathan Wilson
Fremantle vs Sydney Swans Head-to-head and Stats
The home side is undefeated in 13 of the last 14 meetings between the Dockers and Swans. In the most recent meeting, Sydney Swans won the home game by 98-58 points in Round 19 last year.
Fremantle Dockers are 3-2 wins in their last five h2h meetings against the Swans.
- R19 (2021): Swans 98-58 Dockers
- R10 (2021): Dockers 86-84 Swans
- R13 (2020): Dockers 50-19 Swans
- R18 (2019): Dockers 52-51 Swans
- R9 (2018): Swans 111-52 Dockers
Fremantle vs Sydney Swans Betting Prediction
It will be a crucial match for the home side Dockers to stay in the top 4. On the other hand, the Swans will go all cylinders to stay safe in the top 8.
Fremantle Dockers are the better side in terms of recent forms. They won 7 of their last 8 matches. Moreover, they lost just two home games out of eight all season.
On the other hand, Sydney Swans are coming off in great shape, beating the Bulldogs by 120-67 points at home. However, it would be difficult for them to stop the Dockers at Optus Stadium.
We are picking the home side for this close battle. The home side won 13 out of the previous 14 meetings between the two. Give me the home favs for this one.
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