Sunbury coach Rick Horwood is expecting reigning premier Darley to be much tougher to beat in a BFL elimination final at Darley on Saturday than last time they met just six days ago.
The Lions stretched their winning run to six in downing the Devils by 57 points.
Despite finishing third – three spots ahead of Darley – Sunbury is giving up a home ground advantage to the Devils, which Horwood has no doubt will lift them.
“We’re expecting them to come out much harder. They’ve got nothing to lose.”
Sunbury expects to welcome back Grant Valles (dislocated finger).
The Lions had the luxury of resting Andrew Duhau and Ben McInneny last week game, but there will be no holding back this time as they go into the game as a hot favourite with the likes of Alik Magin expected to lead the way.
Darley has a few injury concerns, but super star Steve Kennedy (ankle) is sure to be feeling much better.
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