The undefeated Western Bulldogs look to make it five wins from five when they face a hungry Suns outfit who are keen to get back in the winner’s circle.
Western Bulldogs vs Gold Coast Tips, Preview & Predictions
Western Bulldogs vs Gold Coast Suns free AFL tips, predictions and preview – The last time the Dogs were undefeated from their first five matches was in 2008.
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Western Bulldogs vs Gold Coast Match Details
🇦🇺 Competition: AFL
🗓 Date: Saturday April 17
⏰ Time: 4:35pm AEDT
🏟 Stadium: Marvel Stadium
Western Bulldogs vs Gold Coast 2020 Form
- RD 1: Collingwood 53-69 Western Bulldogs
- RD 2: Western Bulldogs 100-93 West Coast
- RD 3: North Melbourne 39-167 Western Bulldogs
- RD 4: Western Bulldogs 73-54 Brisbane
- RD 1: West Coast 83-58 Gold Coast
- RD 2: Gold Coast 98-39 North Melbourne
- RD 3: Adelaide 95-85 Gold Coast
- RD 4: Gold Coast 59-70 Carlton
Western Bulldogs vs Gold Coast Head to Head (last five matches)
- R8 2020: Suns 46-51 Dogs
- R3 2019: Dogs 68-73 Suns
- R7 2018: Dogs 81-72 Suns
- R18 2017: Dogs 110-56 Suns
- R17 2016: Dogs 107-59 Suns
Western Bulldogs vs Gold Coast Preview
The Dogs have maintained their 100% record so far this season, with a comfortable victory over premiership contenders Brisbane.
The Western Bulldogs tall forwards have inspired their sides strong start to the season. It was the case against the Lions despite wet and windy conditions. An interesting battle between Josh Bruce, Aaron Naughton and Tim English awaits against Sam Collins and Charlie Ballard.
They will be without Caleb Daniel, who was offered a one-week suspension for his dangerous tackle. However, Bailey Dale has moved into defence this season and has proved his worth to easily slot into that position.
The Dogs have been impressive with their fast ball movement this season leading to greater efficiency in the forward half, which is the best in the competition, going at an average of 54.2%.
Meanwhile, the Suns failed to get their second win of the season, falling short to the Blues.
Gold Coast’s optimistic objective of making the eight this season is looking unlikely after a poor win/loss record to start the season, despite showing glimpses of their best footy. Their only win to start the season came against the winless Kangaroos by 59 points.
Hugh Greenwood has hit form at the right time for the Suns as they approach their toughest midfield battle this season. He has led the Suns clearance numbers in the previous two matchdays, along with young star Noah Anderson.
Western Bulldogs have been the side to beat so far this season, and I think they’ll start the season undefeated after five matches for the first time since 2008, where they were undefeated after eight games with seven wins and a draw.
Bulldogs vs Suns Team News
The Bulldogs will be forced to make one change with Caleb Daniel getting a one-week suspension. Patrick Lipinski is the likely replacement.
The Suns will also be forced to make one change with Sean Lemmens suffering concussion against the Blues, Jack Hombsch is the likely replacement.
The two sides last met in Round 8 last season which saw the Dogs win by five points.
Bulldogs vs Suns Stats
- Three of the last five meetings have been decided by 10 points or less
- Gold Coast has covered the line in eight of their last nine matches at Marvel Stadium
- The last seven meetings between these two sides have gone UNDER the total points line
- The last time the Dogs were undefeated from their first five matches was in 2008
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