The Dogs host the Demons in a battle of the top two, after they surged their way to the top of the table with a 11-point humping of the Saints, whilst Melbourne suffered their first loss of the season in a one-point heartbreak against the Crows.
Western Bulldogs vs Melbourne Tips, Preview & Predictions
Western Bulldogs vs Melbourne Demons free AFL tips, predictions and preview – Both sides have lost just one match this season.
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Western Bulldogs vs Melbourne Match Details
🇦🇺 Competition: AFL
🗓 Date: Friday May 28
⏰ Time: 7:50pm AEDT
🏟 Stadium: Marvel Stadium
Western Bulldogs vs Melbourne 2021 Form (last five matches)
- RD 6: GWS 65-104 Western Bulldogs
- RD 7: Richmond 77-55 Western Bulldogs
- RD 8: Western Bulldogs 107-91 Carlton
- RD 9: Port Adelaide 77-96 Western Bulldogs
- RD 10: Western Bulldogs 144-33 St Kilda
- RD 6: Melbourne 82-48 Richmond
- RD 7: North Melbourne 73-103 Melbourne
- RD 8: Melbourne 67-58 Sydney
- RD 9: Melbourne 94-68 Carlton
- RD 10: Adelaide 96-95 Melbourne
Western Bulldogs vs Melbourne Head to Head (last five matches)
- R13 2020: Dogs 80-52 Demons
- R17 2019: Dogs 74-66 Demons
- R17 2018: Demons 119-69 Dogs
- R11 2018: Dogs 51-100 Demons
- R13 2017: Dogs 56-113 Demons
Western Bulldogs vs Melbourne Preview
The Bulldogs stamped their claim in their 111-point triumph over the Saints to move onto the top of the ladder.
The Western Bulldogs destroyed St Kilda in every aspect of the match, but the most pleasing aspect of the match for Luke Beveridge was their stability in defence, only conceding eight scoring shots from 42 entries.
The Dogs have been by far the best clearance side in the competition. However, an ankle injury to Adam Treloar will make the midfield battle on Friday night even more important. Although this will allow the likes of Lachie Hunter and Bailey Smith to get more midfield minutes.
Meanwhile, the Demons lost their first match of the season in a heartbreaking one-point loss last time out.
Despite dominating the clearances against the Crows, they struggled to create anything meaningful from the middle of the ground, with their inaccuracy proving costly.
It could well be down to the impact of the tall forwards of both sides. Tom McDonald, Sam Weideman and Luke Jackson for the Demons, whilst the Bulldogs will have Josh Bruce, Aaron Naughton and Tim English leading the lines.
These two sides are the most attacking side in the competition, so an end-to-end contest is on the cards in a packed Marvel Stadium.
It’s a match that you don’t want to miss out on, and I believe despite the Dogs injury concerns, they will still claim the four points and be outright top.
Dogs vs Demons Team News
The Dogs will be forced to make at least one change with Adam Treloar suffering an ankle injury, whilst Anthony Scott suffered a head knock. Rhylee West was impressive in the VFL, and you could see him come in.
Melbourne could make one or two changes, but don’t expect them to change the formula too much. Jay Lockhart was impressive in the VFL, whilst Mitch Brown kicked 2.5.
The two sides last met in Round 13 last season which saw the Dogs win by 28 points.
Dogs vs Demons Stats
- Both sides have lost just one match this season
- The Dogs are 1st, whilst the Demons are 2nd
- Josh Bruce is 2nd in the Coleman race, with 30 goals
- Clayton Oliver is ranked 3rd for disposals in the competition
- Jack Macrae has had 30+ disposals in every match this season
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