2020 AFL – St. Kilda vs Western Bulldogs Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is St. Kilda vs Western Bulldogs taking place? Sunday 14th June, 2020 – 09:05 (UK)

Where is St. Kilda vs Western Bulldogs taking place? Marvel Stadium, Melbourne

What television channel is St. Kilda 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 St. Kilda 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 St. Kilda vs Western Bulldogs? Click here for ticket information on 2020 AFL matches

THE TEAM NEWS

ST. KILDA

  • St. Kilda suffered an agonising defeat to begin their 2020 campaign and have had plenty of time to dwell on that after they lost out by just two points in their clash with North Melbourne.
  • Despite building a big lead at the break, the Kangaroos were able to overturn a 29-point deficit in the second half which has left the Saints with plenty to work on ahead of this Round 2 fixture.
  • Although they disappointingly threw that lead away, the Saints have resisted the urge to make wholesale changes with Dylan Roberton and Luke Dunstan the only two dropped while Dean Kent is out with illness with Jake Carlisle, Nick Coffield and Nick Hind their replacements.

WESTERN BULLDOGS

  • Western Bulldogs suffered a big loss in their only game of last season’s finals against eventual Grand Finalists GWS Giants and they got off to a disappointing start to this year as they were beaten by Collingwood.
  • The Bulldogs were no match for the Magpies and were beaten by a margin of 52 points in the one-sided affair and having lost all four quarters, big improvements are needed in this clash.
  • There are big changes from the team that faced the Magpies with Ben Cavarra, Easton Wood, Lachie Hunter, Lewis Young and Zaine Cordy out for various reasons and they are replaced by Billy Gowers, Ed Richards, Lin Jong, Patrick Lipinski and debutant Laitham Vandermeer.

THE PREDICTION

St. Kilda and Western Bulldogs both started the season with poor defeats in different circumstances and they will both be eager to respond in this contest. Neither side inspire any great confidence after those losses but the Bulldogs have lost just one of their last six away ties against the Saints and despite that coming last season, the visitors should be able to come out on top in this one.

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