2019 AFL – GWS Giants vs Western Bulldogs Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is GWS Giants vs Western Bulldogs taking place? Saturday 7th September – 06:20 (UK) / 15:20 (AEST)

Where is GWS Giants vs Western Bulldogs taking place? GIANTS Stadium, Sydney

What television channel is GWS Giants vs Western Bulldogs on? BT Sport 1 in UK / Channel 7/Foxtel in Australia

Where can I stream GWS Giants vs Western Bulldogs? BT Sport subscribers can stream the match live via the BT Sport website or app in the UK / This match can be streamed live via the AFL Live app in Australia

Where can I get tickets for GWS Giants vs Western Bulldogs? https://www.afl.com.au/tickets

THE TEAM NEWS

GWS GIANTS

  • GWS Giants got back to winning ways against Gold Coast Suns in their final game of the regular season following back-to-back losses but will need to be at their best if they are to overcome Western Bulldogs.
  • The Giants were inconsistent at the end of the season with five losses and four wins in their last nine matches but two of their most recent defeats were home games with that form needing to be rectified here.
  • Adam Tomlinson is a surprising omission for the Giants and he is joined on the sidelines by Isaac Cumming, Ian Hill and Lachie Keeffe also dropped with Toby Greene, Jacob Hopper, Nick Haynes and Brett Deledio returning to the side.

WESTERN BULLDOGS

  • Western Bulldogs made it three victories in a row as they overcame Adelaide Crows to seal their spot in the finals and will be confident of their chances if they can maintain their current form.
  • They travel to Sydney to face GWS Giants who they hammered by a 61-point margin in Round 22 and that will stand them in good stead as they aim to progress to the semi-finals in their first appearance in the finals since 2016.
  • Western Bulldogs have named an unchanged side for this clash as the in-form side have seen no reason to make any changes and they will hope that continuity can be the key to their hopes of progressing to the semi-finals.

THE PREDICTION

Western Bulldogs secured their spot in the finals thanks to three successive wins at the end of the season and they will look to carry that form into their Elimination Final. They face GWS Giants side they were far too good for in the middle of August and they will be confident of repeating that success at GIANTS Stadium once again. It should be a closer game than on that occasion but the Bulldogs can come out on top and progress to the semi-finals.

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