2021 AFL Round 12: Sydney vs St Kilda Preview & Betting Tips

June 4th 2021, 3:44pm, By: PuntingInDanger

AFL Swans vs Saints Betting Tips

It’s not the most super of Saturdays this week in the AFL, with the bye rounds reducing the number of games from the standard five to just three. The action gets underway from 1.45pm with the Swans taking on the Saints at the SCG.

AFL Sydney vs St Kilda Betting Tips

SCG, Saturday 5th June 1.45pm (AEST)

It’s been a tumultuous season for the Saints to date but they can regain some much needed momentum with a win in Round 12 over the Swans on the road. For Sydney, a win will help them stay in touch with the top four.

Match Prediction

The Saints had a great chance to pile on some much needed points and boost their percentage on the weekend against the Roos but a poor last quarter saw them beat the bottom side in the competition by just 20 points. The win won’t exactly be inspiring for Saints fan, but they get another chance to impress and keep in touch with the top eight this weekend.

The Swans have been the surprise packet of the 2021 season so far, maintaining a 7-4 record through the opening 11 games and coming off an impressive win over the Blues in Round 11. Lance Franklin was impressive, kicking three goals in the win and showing glimpses of a former self at times.

The Swans have a fantastic looking injury list at the moment. Only Errol Gulden, Sam Reid and Braeden Campbell are missing from their best 22 this weekend, giving them an incredibly strong squad to choose from. The same can’t be said for the Saints, who are still without ruckman Rowan Marshall, along with Jade Gresham, Jake Carlisle, Ben Paton, Dean Kent, Zak Jones, Dan Hannebery and Daniel McKenzie. They could get James Frawley and Hunter Clark back this week to strengthen the back-line.

The Swans start as favourites here and deservedly so given how poor the Saints have been against top eight sides this year. They have already lost games by 50+ to the likes of Richmond, Port Adelaide and the Western Bulldogs and come up against another in-form side here on the road.

The Saints were victorious over the Swans last year when they met at the Gabba in the COVID-19 affected season. Before that, however, they had not beaten the Swans in their previous 13 attempts, and they have only won 2 of their last 15 games at the SCG. I think the Swans win here but I think the Saints can make a game of it, expect a similar result to when the Saints played Geelong a few weeks ago.

Same Game Multi

Tim Membrey has been the go-to guy in the Saints forward line over the last few weeks. He has booted two goals in each of the last three games, taking his season tally to 16 through 11 games. Back him to kick at least one against his old side on Saturday.

The remaining two legs in our same game multi are Luke Dunstan to have 20+ disposals and Jake Lloyd to have 25+. Dunstan finally got his chance in the seniors last week after dominating in the VFL for a few months and he was one of the Saints best, racking up 26 touches and laying a game high 13 tackles. Jake Lloyd has surpassed 25 touches in every game this season except for all lthe way back in Round 1. He takes the kickouts for the Swans and the Saints have kicked 14+ behinds in four of their last five games.

Membrey 1+ Goal
Dunstan 20+ Disposals
Lloyd 25+ Disposals


2020-21 NBA Playoffs Betting Tips: Conference Finals

The conference semi-finals in the NBA are almost done and dusted at the time of writing, and by Monday just four teams will remain in the hunt for the 2020-21 NBA title. Check out our full preview and betting tips for the Conference Semis, beginning on Monday, here read more

NBL 2020-21 Betting Tips: Grand Final Game 2

The 2021 NBL Grand Final series between Melbourne United and the Perth Wildcats continues on Sunday night. Catch our match prediction and best player prop bet for this crucial Game 2 right here! read more

2021 AFL Round 14: Hawthorn vs Essendon Preview & Betting Tips

Just the one game on Sunday in the AFL this week and while it’s not a blockbuster, it’s all we’ve got. PuntingInDanger is here to guide you through the game in full and give his preview and AFL tips here. read more

NRL Round 15: Sunday Preview & Betting Tips

We look to close out Round 15 of the NRL with two interesting matches on Sunday afternoon. The high-flying Eels will host the Bulldogs while the Sea Eagles will head to the Gold Coast to take on the Titans. Here's our preview and NRL tips! read more


Best Australian Sports Betting Sites

The best Australian sports betting sites ensure safe and successful online betting for punters. Here's our list of the best sports betting options in Australia. read more

Performance Ratings & Pricing with Julian Vallance with Sportsbet

Julian Vallance from Sportsbet takes us through some of the key factors which he uses with pricing upcoming horse races such as performance ratings. Check out his video from Sportsbet here. read more

What is Over-Round and How do Sportsbooks Make Money?

Over-Round is an important concept for both punters and sportsbooks. It's how Australian sportsbooks make money! All punters should understand over-round, how to spot it, and how to find better value on the Betfair Exchange. read more

Betfair Commissions and Charges

Ever wondered why you can get such great odds at Betfair in comparison to other online bookmakers? We break down why that is the case and why Betfair isn't just for professional punters here read more


2021 AFL Brownlow Medal Votes Round 13

The bye rounds continued over the long Queen's Birthday weekend with just the six games across five days for Round 13. Check out our analysis, Brownlow vote predictions for Round 13 and our current Brownlow leaderboard here! read more

2021 AFL Brownlow Medal Votes Round 12

Just the six games of AFL during Round 12 of the 2021 AFL season but that was enough for the likes of Marcus Bontempelli, Dustin Martin, Darcy Parish and Clayton Oliver to add to their Brownlow Medal tallies. Who got the Round 12 Brownlow votes? Find out here... read more

2021 AFL Brownlow Medal Votes Round 11

We have a new leader in our 2021 Brownlow Medal leaderboard. After an amazing month, Melbourne's Clayton Oliver is now on top of our counts after Round 11. Check out who got our Brownlow votes and all the analysis from Round 11 here! read more

2021 AFL Brownlow Medal Votes Round 10

Some interesting games in Round 10 of the AFL season where the best players arguably came from the losing teams. Will the umpires see it the same as we did? Read on to find out our Brownlow vote predictions for Round 10. read more