Fremantle vs Western Bulldogs Round 18 Tips, Prediction and Preview

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Fremantle vs Western Bulldogs Tips

Depending on other results, the Bulldogs will have to win this match if they are to play finalโ€™s football this season.

Fremantle Dockers vs Western Bulldogs free AFL tips, predictions and preview โ€“ The Bulldogs have only beaten Fremantle once since 2016.

Fremantle vs Western Bulldogs Tips

Fremantle vs Western Bulldogs Match Details

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ Competition: AFL
๐Ÿ—“ Date: Sunday September 20
โฐ Time: 6:10pm AEST
๐ŸŸ Stadium: Cazalyโ€™s Stadium

Fremantle vs Western Bulldogs 2020 Form

Fremantle (WLLWW)

  • R13: Fremantle 50-19 Sydney
  • R14: Fremantle 53-91 GWS
  • R15: Richmond 56-29 Fremantle
  • R16: Melbourne 33-47 Fremantle
  • R17: North Melbourne 35-99 Fremantle

Western Bulldogs (WLWW)

  • R13: Western Bulldogs 80-52 Melbourne
  • R14: Western Bulldogs 61-72 Geelong
  • R15: BYE
  • R16: Western Bulldogs 49-47 West Coast
  • R17: Hawthorn 40-76 Western Bulldogs

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

Fremantle have won four of the last five matches against the Bulldogs.

  • R19 2019: Western Bulldogs 113-66 Fremantle
  • R6 2019: Fremantle 88-69 Western Bulldogs
  • R5 2018: Fremantle 108-54 Western Bulldogs
  • R3 2017: Fremantle 89-73 Western Bulldogs
  • R23 2016: Fremantle 69-49 Western Bulldogs

Fremantle vs Western Bulldogs Preview and Prediction

The Dockers were brilliant as they hammered the Kangaroos by 64 points. Whilst, the Bulldogs cruised past the Hawks in their six-goal triumph.

The Dockers kicked their highest score of the season in a performance which showed a lot of promise heading into this weekโ€™s match. The use of the trio of tallโ€™s for the Dockers will trouble an undersized Bulldogs defence.

Itโ€™s been an up and down season for Justin Longmuirโ€™s side, starting the season poorly but in the second half of the season, theyโ€™ve been one of the best defensive sides in the competitions, with a clever off-season, the Dockers could see themselves fighting for finalโ€™s football next season.

The forward line was particularly dangerous against the Kangaroos, with Jesse Hogan (4), Lachie Schultz (3), Matt Taberner (3) and Michael Walters (3) combining for 13 goals.

If the Demons are to defeat the Bombers on Saturday, it means the Bulldogs must defeat the Dockers to play finalโ€™s this season.

The Bulldogs were professional in their approach against the experienced Hawks, restricting their forward 50 entries, and against the Dockers, they will have to restrict their aerial prowess.

Josh Bruce will need to create a presence in the forward line if the Dogs are any chance of going deep in finals, the forward has struggled in his first season at the Dogs, kicking 12 goals in 15 games.

Caleb Daniel was the best for the Bulldogs, finishing the match against Hawthorn with 28 disposals, 11 marks, eight intercepts and a goal.

Despite Fremantle being one of the most in-form teams in the competition, I believe the Bulldogs will win this match and play in finalโ€™s this season.

Fremantle vs Western Bulldogs Team News

Fremantle could make multiple inclusions with Brett Bewley, Reece Conca and Griffin Logue likely to return to face the Dogs.

Easton Wood is in the frame to return to the side, but Toby McLean will be out for 12 months after rupturing his ACL last week.

The two sides last met last season which saw the Western Bulldogs defeat the Dockers by 47 points.

Dockers vs Dogs Stats

  • The Bulldogs have only had two matches decided by less than 10 points this season
  • The home side has won the past six H2Hโ€™s
  • Fremantle have conceded on average 39.2 points a game since Round 8
  • The Bulldogs have only beaten Fremantle once since 2016

Dockers vs Dogs Best Bet