Jack Redden was influential in the Lion's three-point win on the weekend. Image courtesy of couriermail.com.au/Darren England
Brisbane Lions v Sydney Swans
Saturday May 3 - 7:40 PM (AEST)
Brisbane will be keen to upset the Swans in their Round 7 clash on Saturday night at the Gabba and record back-to-back wins.
The Lions managed to clinch a thrilling three-point victory over St Kilda in New Zealand on the weekend to mark their first four points of the season. The win wasn’t enough to lift Brisbane off the foot of the AFL ladder, but it will get the monkey off their back heading into Round 7. Jack Redden was dominant for the Lions, with 29 possessions and two goals, while youngster James Aish also delivered a promising performance. It’s hard to see coach Justin Leppitsch making any changes to the squad. All departments were solid, but if there were to be adjustments, it would be in the defensive third. With the Swans expected to field tall forwards, Leppitsch may be tempted to bring in another big defender such as Jordan Lisle or Matt Maguire.
Sydney put in a solid defensive display in their win over the Demons on Saturday. The Swans conceded just 38-points in Melbourne, the second lowest in the AFL this season. Adam Goodes looked the goods when he made his return to AFL footy from a lengthy injury last weekend, but the swans will be minus star recruits Buddy Franklin and Kurt Tippett.
The Lion’s win over St Kilda was gutsy on the weekend, but they come up against a side with a lot more talent on Saturday. The Swans should be too strong all over the park for the Lions and notch a comfortable victory - their third in a row.
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