Collingwood vs Western Bulldogs Round 1 Tips, Predictions & Preview

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Collingwood vs Western Bulldogs Tips

Collingwood come up against the Western Bulldogs at the MCG on a blockbuster Friday night where Adam Treloar faces his former side for the first time.

Collingwood Magpies vs Western Bulldogs free AFL tips, predictions and preview – Collingwood’s last seven matches at the MCG have gone under the total match points line.

Collingwood vs Western Bulldogs Tips

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Collingwood vs Western Bulldogs Match Details

🇦🇺 Competition: AFL
🗓 Date: Friday March 19
Time: 7:50pm AEDT
🏟 Stadium: MCG

Collingwood vs Western Bulldogs Head to Head (last five matches)

Collingwood have won four of the last five matches against the Dogs.

  • R1 2020: Bulldogs 34-86 Magpies
  • R14 2019: Bulldogs 73-82 Magpies
  • R4 2019: Magpies 78-64 Bulldogs
  • R10 2018: Magpies 90-55 Bulldogs
  • R1 2017: Magpies 86-100 Bulldogs

Collingwood vs Western Bulldogs Preview and Prediction

Collingwood will be itching to get the home and away season underway after an off-season filled with turmoil and controversy.

It’s been an off-season full of change at Collingwood with President and popular personality Eddie McGuire departing the club after 22 years.

They also endured a long trade period which saw them come under scrutiny for the decisions they made, and they will be looking to showcase why on Friday night.

Collingwood showed some positive signs to come back from a disappointing first half to fall to a narrow one goal-defeat against the reigning premiers.

Meanwhile, the Dogs will have high hopes for another shock premiership this season after a successful trade period, managing to bring in Adam Treloar from their round 1 opponent Collingwood and keeping Josh Dunkley despite strong interest from Essendon.

The Dogs impressed in their pre-season encounter against the lacklustre Demons, with their ball movement in and around the forward 50 being a particular highlight.

The matchup of Marcus Bontempelli and Scott Pendlebury will be one to look out for with both stars predicted to have their biggest seasons yet.

However, all eyes will be on new Bulldog Adam Treloar who faces his former side for the first time since they moved him on from the club.

You can expect this one to be a fiery and physical affair, but I believe the Dogs will be too much and claim the four points.

Magpies vs Dogs Team News

The Magpies will be without Steele Sidebottom for the first game of the season. However, Taylor Adams will be available to run out on Friday.

The Bulldogs will have Aaron Naughton, Laitham Vandermeer and Adam Treloar available despite some injury scares. Easton Wood will still be touch and go to play.

The two sides last met in Round 1 last season which saw Collingwood dominated the Dogs by 52 points.

Magpies vs Dogs Stats

  • No team has kicked more than 90 points in the last four meetings
  • Collingwood has won the last four meetings
  • Jack Macrae has had 30+ disposals in eight of the last nine Bulldogs matches at the G’
  • Collingwood’s last seven matches at the MCG have gone under the total match points line

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