Western Bulldogs vs Brisbane Lions Round 4 Tips, Prediction & Preview

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Western Bulldogs vs Brisbane Tips

The biggest winner and narrowest winner of round three battle it out in Ballarat at Mars Stadium, the undefeated Bulldogs are keen to maintain that streak when they face the Lions who got their first win of the season.

Western Bulldogs vs Brisbane Lions Tips, Preview & Predictions

Western Bulldogs vs Brisbane Lions free AFL tips, predictions and preview – The home side has won eight of the last nine meetings.

Western Bulldogs vs Brisbane Lions Tips

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Western Bulldogs vs Brisbane Lions Match Details

🇦🇺 Competition: AFL
🗓 Date: Saturday April 10
Time: 1:35pm AEDT
🏟 Stadium: Mars Stadium

Western Bulldogs vs Brisbane Lions 2020 Form

Bulldogs (WWW)

  • RD 1: Collingwood 53-69 Western Bulldogs
  • RD 2: Western Bulldogs 100-93 West Coast
  • RD 3: North Melbourne 39-167 Western Bulldogs

Lions (LLW)

  • RD 1: Brisbane 94-125 Sydney
  • RD 2: Geelong 81-80 Brisbane
  • RD 3: Collingwood 72-73 Brisbane

Western Bulldogs vs Brisbane Lions Head to Head (last five matches)

  • R11 2020: Lions 96-72 Dogs
  • R20 2019: Lions 98-80 Dogs
  • R8    2019: Dogs 92-76 Lions
  • R8    2018: Dogs 107-93 Lions
  • R20  2017: Lions 89-103 Dogs

Western Bulldogs vs Brisbane Lions Preview

The Bulldogs recorded their largest ever win in the club’s history, defeating the lacklustre Kangaroos by 128 points on Good Friday.

The Bulldogs have enjoyed their best-ever start to a season, with wins over Collingwood (16 points), West Coast (seven points) and North Melbourne (128 points), leaving them with a healthy 181.6%.

Josh Bruce was magical against the Kangaroos, kicking ten majors, raising his season total to 14, already equalling his goal tally from last season. He has kicked 11 goals from his seven matches against this week’s opponent, Brisbane.

Meanwhile, the Lions won their first match of the season by one point, thanks to a goal after the siren against the Magpies.

After Zac Bailey was arguably robbed of having the opportunity to kick the winning goal against the Cats after the siren in round 2, he didn’t have to wait long for redemption, winning his side’s first match of the season of his own boot.

Perhaps a stimulant to steer Brisbane’s campaign in the right direction after a disappointing 1-2 start to the season. Last year’s Brownlow medallist Lachie Neale has struggled so far this season but will be needed against the best midfield in the competition.

Two teams who have high ambitions for the 2021 season would love to get one over the other, as they could meet in the final’s series, but I believe it will be the Dogs who have the last laugh on Saturday.

Bulldogs vs Lions Team News

The Dogs won’t want to change a winning formula but will need to make one change after Ryan Gardner’s injury on Good Friday, Lewis Young or Zaine Cordy are the preferred options. 

Darcy Gardiner, Jarrod Berry and Oscar McInerney are all likely inclusions if deemed fit for Saturday’s clash.

The two sides last met in round 11 last season which saw the Lions win by four goals.

Bulldogs vs Lions Stats

  • The home side has won eight of the last nine meetings
  • Brisbane’s last three matches as the underdog has been decided by 15 points or less
  • The underdog has covered the line in Brisbane’s last six matches
  • Ball magnet Jack Macrae has averaged 36 disposals this season

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