2020 AFL – Brisbane Lions vs Western Bulldogs Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Brisbane Lions vs Western Bulldogs taking place? Saturday 8th August, 2020 – 10:40 (UK)

Where is Brisbane Lions vs Western Bulldogs taking place? Gabba, Brisbane

What television channel is Brisbane Lions vs Western Bulldogs on? In the UK, five matches each week will be televised on BT Sport and you can see their schedule here. For the TV channel in Australia, visit this link

Where can I stream Brisbane Lions vs Western Bulldogs? If the match is televised in the UK, then BT Sport subscribers will be able to stream it live via BT Sport Player. Additionally, those with a Watch AFL subscription can stream any 2020 AFL match live (outside of Australia). Those in Australia can stream any match live via AFL Live Pass

Where can I get tickets for Brisbane Lions vs Western Bulldogs? Click here for ticket information on 2020 AFL matches

THE TEAM NEWS

BRISBANE LIONS

  • Brisbane Lions were unable to capitalise on a solid start against Richmond as their struggles against the Tigers continued and that defeat ended a run of three straight wins for the Lions.
  • Opening a 13-point lead inside the opening nine minutes, the Lions looked set for a big performance but they failed to hold on to that lead for long and the Tigers dominated when they took the lead.
  • The 82-41 loss saw the Lions fall to 7-3 and they have dropped three players as a result of that with Sam Skinner, Connor Ballenden and Jack Payne all making way while Cam Rayner is injured so Matt Eagles, Daniel Rich, Grant Birchall and Dan McStay all come into the side.

WESTERN BULLDOGS

  • Western Bulldogs have now lost two games in a row as they went down to top of the ladder Port Adelaide on Monday and with a 5-5 record, they will be desperate to return to winning ways as quickly as possible.
  • The Bulldogs started brightly and held a lead at the half but a poor showing in the third quarter left them with too much to do and they went down 55-42 despite a spirited comeback in the closing stages.
  • In their quest to put successive losses behind them, the Bulldogs will be able to call upon Aaron Naughton as well as Bailey Dale and Ryan Gardner with Cody Weightman and Roarke Smith dropped while Hayden Crozier is injured.

THE PREDICTION

Brisbane Lions will be eager to make an immediate return to winning ways as they look to stay in touch at the top of the ladder. They host Western Bulldogs, a side that have struggled for consistency this season and come into this having lost their last two. This is a big game for both teams and one that could end up being a close contest but back on home soil, the Lions should have too much for the Bulldogs.

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