St Kilda v Western Bulldogs Tips, Predictions and Match Preview - Dogs can continue their winning streak

Trent Orwin 16 Jul 2019
  • The Saints and Bulldogs clash at Marvel Stadium on Sunday
  • Here is our preview of the Round 18 match

St Kilda host the Western Bulldogs in Round 18 action at Marvel Stadium on Sunday. 

The first bounce is scheduled for 4:40pm AEST and will be broadcast live on Fox Footy.

Match Preview


The Western Bulldogs have won their past three, including the big scalp of Geelong two weeks ago. They are 10th on the ladder with eight wins and losses for the season.

St Kilda have parted ways with coach Alan Richardson and Brett Ratten will step-up until the end of the season. The Saints have lost their last four and sit 15th with a 6-10 record. 

Teams have been successful following coach changes this season, but I don’t know if the Saints will follow that trend as they meet an in-form Bulldogs unit. Josh Dunkley and Lachie Hunter had big games against the Demons with 39 and 37 possessions each. Jack Macrae continued his excellent season and will be crucial for the Dogs through the midfield. 

Aaron Naughton is a hard forward to stop when he’s on fire. He can mix his form – he took nine marks and kicked four goals against the Cats two weeks ago. Last week, he had four marks and was kept goalless. 

Team News


St Kilda – Only selection changes to look for with no new injuries to report.

Western Bulldogs – Toby McLean has a hamstring injury and will be out. Marcus Bontempelli is in doubt for the match. Tom Liberatore and Caleb Daniel are chances to return from injury. 

Match Odds


St Kilda $2.70
Western Bulldogs $1.47

* Correct at time of writing


Last 5: Western Bulldogs 4, St Kilda 1
R20, 2018: St Kilda 9.14 (68) def. by Western Bulldogs 15.13 (103)
The Dogs average 33 more disposals per game
Saints have a 32-23 hit-out advantage

Prediction and Tips


The Doggies have won three in a row and can capitalise on an out of form Saints who will have a new coach. 


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