Saturday afternoon’s Sydney-Fremantle clash exists as the only match in round 2 of the AFL that doesn’t seem to be a forgone conclusion with the other seven fixtures obvious mis-matches.
Both teams will be looking to continue their excellent starts to the AFL season after the Swans smashed newcomers GWS and Fremantle upset the star-studded Geelong Cats.
The Swans will be full of confidence when they run out in front of their home crowd on Saturday afternoon after giving their newfound little brothers a lesson in top-flight football in round one.
It will be interesting to see how the bookmaker.com.au $1.66 favourites back up from their easy victory and Saturday will be a genuine test of where they are at against a tough Fremantle line up.
Boosted by the enthusiasm of youth, the Swans were extremely impressive against the GWS and will again be looking to young players Lewis Jetta and Gary Roahn to provide them with spark on Saturday afternoon.
The biggest obstacles for the Swans side are experienced ruckman Aaron Sandilands livewire youngster Nat Fyfe who were on fire in round one for the Dockers and must be shut down if the Swans are to claim victory on Saturday.
Fremantle surprised plenty in the AFL community when they recorded a four-point upset win over the superstar Cats line up in round 1.
Aaron Sandilands, a standout round one performer, should improve again as he gets more game time following his return from injury while Nat Fyfe is a future superstar and will be an integral part of the Dockers side if they are to cause an upset this Saturday.
Paying $2.26 at bookmaker.com.au, the biggest barrier to the Dockers going two from two this AFL season is the abscence of Hayden Ballantyne.
The forward was a key reason the Dockers upset Geelong and his speed and attacking flair will be dearly missed on Saturday.
Sydney are lacking a real test heading into the round two fixture and Fremantle are far more match-hardened after winning a tough encounter with Geelong.
They provide excellent value at $2.26 against a Swans line up that the AFL world will know more about after this weekend.
Provided they can overcome the loss of Ballantyne, the boys from the west should have enough talent to upset the Swans in their own backyard.
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