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Adam Treloar will play his first AFL match in the Dogs colours against his former side (Getty)
Justin Darcy 17 Mar 2021
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Collingwood vs Western Bulldogs Predictions

All eyes will be on Adam Treloar as he puts on the Dogs jersey for the first time after a controversial trade period at the end of last year where he left the Pies.

The Dogs are tipped to win the match, especially as Collingwood have lost each of their last five round one matches at the MCG. With the Dogs boasting a gun midfield, they can get on top of the Pies early.

  • Collingwood have beaten the Dogs on the last four occasions.
  • Collingwood have lost their last five opening round matches at the MCG.
  • Adam Treloar has recorded 32+ disposals in each of his last six round one appearances.
  • Western Bulldogs have won 3 of their last 5 opening quarters against Collingwood.
  • Bailey Dale has kicked at least one goal in each of his last seven appearances.


The Pies have dominated against the Dogs in recent times, winning four of their last five clashes by no less than nine points.

Their last clash was in March last year where the Pies were hitting the board early, going on for a comfortable win by 52 points.

Collingwood Form

Collingwood finished off the 2020 season in eighth spot which was a disappointing finish to the season.

They defeated West Coast Eagles in the first week of the finals before bowing out with a semi-final defeat to Geelong Cats.

Collingwood come into round one on the back of a different off-season. They had president Eddie McGuire step down, while trouble with Adan Treloar's departure did them zero favours.

Collingwood Team News

Steele Sidebottom will miss the opening round with an expected return of round two or three.

Taylor Adams looks likely to hit the ground running after firing in an intra-club match.

Collingwood Team List

Collingwood team list to be confirmed.

Western Bulldogs Form

The Bulldogs seem a big winner over the trade period, managing to hold on to Josh Dunkley, picking up Stef Martin as a ruckman and gaining ex-Pie Adam Treloar to their already dynamic midfield.

They finished off the 2020 season in seventh spot before losing the Elimination Final to St Kilda.

Western Bulldogs will be looking to finish a spot or two higher this season to guarantee them a home final.

Many are tipping the Dogs to find themselves inside the top four or five, so this could be a resurgence of the 2016 Premiership winning side.

Western Bulldogs Team News

Easton Wood is a doubt for the first round after a hamstring injury. 

He is back in full training, but the Dogs may not want to risk him in the opening round.

Hayden Crozier will not be playing early on in the season as he recovers from an AC joint injury.

Western Bulldogs Team List

Western Bulldogs team list to be confirmed.

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When is the Collingwood vs Western Bulldogs match?

The Collingwood vs Western Bulldogs will be played in round one on Friday, March 19.

Where is the Collingwood vs Western Bulldogs game taking place?

The Collingwood vs Western Bulldogs match will take place at the MCG.



Collingwood had a troubled build up to the season, and have a poor Round 1 record. The Dogs are tipped to win by 1-39 points.

Best Bet: Western Bulldogs Win Match Result @-133.33 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Value Bet: Western Bulldogs 1-39 Big Win/Little Win @130.00 at Caesars (Sport) - 2 Units

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