Western Bulldogs vs Adelaide Round 12 Tips, Prediction and Preview

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Western Bulldogs vs Adelaide Tips

The Bulldogs will be hoping to end their three-match losing streak, while moving into the top eight in the process against the winless Crows.

Western Bulldogs vs Adelaide Crows free AFL tips, predictions and preview – The last time the Bulldogs won two consecutive matches against Adelaide was in 2008/09.

Western Bulldogs vs Adelaide Tips

Western Bulldogs vs Adelaide Match Details

?? Competition: AFL
? Date: Sunday August 16
Time: 1:05pm AEST
? Stadium: Metricon Stadium

Western Bulldogs vs Adelaide 2020 Form

Western Bulldogs (WWLLL)

  • R7: Essendon 51-93 Western Bulldogs
  • R8: Gold Coast 46-51 Western Bulldogs
  • R9: Western Bulldogs 49-90 Richmond
  • R10: Port Adelaide 55-42 Western Bulldogs
  • R11: Brisbane 96-72 Western Bulldogs

Adelaide (LLLLL)

  • R7: Adelaide 55-78 St Kilda
  • R8: Adelaide 59-62 Essendon
  • R9: North Melbourne 119-50 Adelaide
  • R10: Adelaide 37-88 Melbourne
  • R11: Adelaide 38-62 Collingwood

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

Adelaide have won three of their last five matches against the Bulldogs.

  • R23 2019: Western Bulldogs 121-87 Adelaide
  • R9 2018: Adelaide 63-26 Western Bulldogs
  • R16 2017: Adelaide 104-45 Western Bulldogs
  • R7 2016: Western Bulldogs 123-108 Adelaide
  • EF    2015: Western Bulldogs 102-109 Adelaide

Western Bulldogs vs Adelaide Preview and Prediction

The Bulldogs suffered a third successive defeat against the Lions, whilst, Adelaide remained winless in 2020 with a defeat against the Magpies.

The Dogs were dominated in the midfield, losing the clearances by a margin of 11 against Brisbane.

The Bulldogs will be looking for a large percentage boost against the Crows and if they are to do that they will need to improve upon their 34% inside 50 efficiency that they achieved last time out.

Jack Macrae continued his terrific form finishing the match with 40 disposals, seven score involvements and a goal.

Adelaide was on track for a surprise win in the first half, but their lack of scoring this season, along with defensive frailties fall short by four goals.

The Crows will be looking to even out the midfield numbers against the Bulldogs with the help of the returning Rory Sloane.

Rory Laird was best on the ground against the Magpies finishing the match with 37 disposals, nine tackles, 10 clearances and seven score involvements.

Although the Bulldogs have lost their last three matches, I believe they will get a comfortable win.

Western Bulldogs vs Adelaide Team News

Luke Beveridge has confirmed that Lachie Hunter will be returning against the Crows this week and that Jason Johannisen and Laitham Vandermeer will both miss this week’s match.

The Crows will most likely see the return of Rory Sloane against the Bulldogs, while Tom Lynch is confirmed to miss 2-3 weeks.

The two sides last met last season which saw the Bulldogs defeat Adelaide by 34 points.

Dogs vs Crows Stats

  • The home side has won the past four H2H’s
  • Adelaide have scored under 40 points six times this season
  • Reilly O’Brien is ranked third in the competition this season for contested marks
  • The last time the Bulldogs won two consecutive matches against Adelaide was in 2008/09
  • The Crows are last in points scored and points against this season

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