2020 AFL – Western Bulldogs vs Melbourne Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Western Bulldogs vs Melbourne taking place? Saturday 22nd August, 2020 – 04:45 (UK)

Where is Western Bulldogs vs Melbourne taking place? Metricon Stadium, Carrara

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

THE TEAM NEWS

WESTERN BULLDOGS

  • Western Bulldogs were able to put a three-match losing streak behind them as they blew Adelaide Crows away last week and having improved to 6-6, they will hope to make it back-to-back wins to put themselves back into contention for the top eight.
  • The Bulldogs started well and that set the platform for the rest of the contest as they won all four quarters to seal a win by 57 points as they came out on top 111-54 but this will be a much more difficult task.
  • There are four changes to the side that won that contest with Bailey Dale and Sam Lloyd dropped while Rhylee West is injured and Roarke Smith is managed so Hayden Crozier, Jason Johannisen, Josh Bruce and Laitham Vandermeer are called-up.

MELBOURNE

  • Melbourne’s strong run of form continued as they produced arguably their best performance of the season to defeat Collingwood last week which enhances their chances of making the finals.
  • The Demons took the lead in the second minute and never looked back as they led throughout without their dominance highlighted by winning all four quarters of the contest on their way to a huge 100-44 success.
  • After impressive so much in that win, it is little surprise that the Demons have opted to retain the same line-up as last week and they will hope to keep their winning run going as they look to solidify their place in the top eight.

THE PREDICTION

Western Bulldogs ended their three-match losing streak last week as they defeated bottom side Adelaide Crows to move back into contention for a spot in the top eight but they will face a stern test as they face Melbourne. The Demons made it three wins in a row as they produced a sensational display to see off Collingwood last week and will be full of confidence as they attempt to move a step closer to securing their spot in the finals. The Bulldogs will be relieved that they ended their wait for a win last week but with the Demons in such good form, it is Melbourne that can come out on top.

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