Sydney v Geelong

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Dual Brownlow medallist Adam Goodes is set to return for the Swans against the Cats. Image courtesy of www.heraldsun.com.au.
Sydney  can cement a place in the top four with a win over Geelong  at home on Friday night. The Swans will be fresh after a bruising four point round eleven win over Essendon in their most recent match. The normally consistent Cats have struggled to adapt this season with injuries and positional changes yet will be confident after recording convincing wins in their past two games.

Where it will be won - If Adam Goodes plays as expected, he will provide a much needed boast to the Swans structural play. This game will be fought out in the midfield with both teams capable of producing quality attacking options for the bigger men upfront. The Swans midfield has come into its own this season with Josh Kennedy and Kieren Jack having their best seasons of footy so far providing plenty of options to the likes of Lewis Jetta who is sixth in the AFL with 27 goals for the season. The Cats are a tough unit however will miss the services of Menzel and Varcoe, look out for Steven Motlop who needs to step up in their absence.

Prediction – The Swans dished out some punishment to Geelong in their round 23 game at the SCG last season however the Cats have enjoyed success in the Harbour city previous to that loss. Both teams will be well rested and raring to go however class and mobility will shine through and the Cats should escape with a narrow victory. Geelong 1-39 .

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