2020 AFL – Western Bulldogs vs North Melbourne Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Western Bulldogs vs North Melbourne taking place? Saturday 4th July, 2020 – 10:40 (UK)

Where is Western Bulldogs vs North Melbourne taking place? Marvel Stadium, Melbourne

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

THE TEAM NEWS

WESTERN BULLDOGS

  • Western Bulldogs made it back-to-back wins with a solid showing against Sydney Swans last week and they will be confident of extending their winning run to three games as they come up against North Melbourne.
  • The Bulldogs were impressive right from the off and their first half performance did the damage as they opened up a 30-point lead at the half which they were able to defend to claim the four points.
  • Despite the big win, the Bulldogs have lost Aaron Naughton and Sam Lloyd to injuries so they make way along with Louis Butler who is dropped with Easton Wood, Josh Schache and Lin Jong coming into the side.

NORTH MELBOURNE

  • North Melbourne were unable to prevent a second straight loss as they were downed in a narrow contest against Hawthorn last week as they were punished for a poor third quarter.
  • Trailing by nine points at the half, the Kangaroos did not start the second half well and were kept scoreless in the third quarter as the Hawks extended their lead and despite getting back to within four points, North Melbourne ultimately fell short.
  • They have made two changes to last week’s side with Jack Ziebell dropping out with injury while Paul Ahern is dropped and that offers an opportunity to Ben Cunnington and Jamie Macmillan to come into the side.

THE PREDICTION

Western Bulldogs will be eager to put a big winning run together having won their last two games and they will be confident of at least making it three wins in a row as they face North Melbourne. The Kangaroos have lost their last two and although they were relatively narrow defeats, this is a tough task against the Bulldogs who have been defending well and North Melbourne may struggle to break them down with a third consecutive loss on the cards.

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