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Melbourne Demons vs Western Bulldogs Tips - Ladder leaders clash in blockbuster

  • Melbourne Demons vs Western Bulldogs tips for Saturday's AFL Round 19 match
  • Both teams sit on 13 wins each for the season
  • The Demons can cement their place at the top of the ladder
  • Match preview, predictions and latest team news
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Melbourne Demons and Western Bulldogs clash in a top of the ladder contest (Getty Images)
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Melbourne Demons vs Western Bulldogs Tips

A top of the table clash from which the victor could go on to become the 2021 minor premiers. Melbourne have been strong all year against the top teams including beating the Bulldogs in Round 11. They are tipped to extend their lead at the top. 

  • Both teams sit on 13 wins each for the season. 
  • Melbourne Demons won the first match between the sides this season 87-59 at Marvel Stadium. 
  • Melbourne Demons won the last match against the Western Bulldogs at the MCG in Round 17, 2018. 
  • Melbourne Demons are the best defensive team this season.
  • Western Bulldogs are the best attacking team this season.

Head to Head 

Once again this season, the Bulldogs face the Demons in a battle for top position. 

In the first meeting, Melbourne got out to big lead early and held it for the duration of the match. 

The Bulldogs have never been the minor premiers at the end of the season. 

Melbourne Demons Form

Melbourne is coming off a shock draw to Hawthorn last week, a match many tipped to be an easy win for the Demons. 

The Dees have struggled to gather any consistent winning form in recent weeks, however, they are still yet to lose against the top sides in the competition.

Melbourne still dominates the competition in Intercepts, due to the consistent form of defenders Steven May and Jake Lever. 

The Demons held the Bulldogs to less than 10 goals last contest, a rare achievement as the Bulldogs are the best attacking team of the season. 

Melbourne Demons Team News 

James Harmes comes in as the only change after recovering from his ear infection. 

Long time Demon Nathan Jones is looking ready to return, but will play in the VFL first. 

Melbourne Demons Team List 

B: Salem, May, Petty
HB: Hibberd, Lever, Rivers
C: Jordon, Petracca, Langdon
HF: Fritsch, McDonald, Neal-Bullen
F: Spargo, Brown, Pickett
FOLL: Gawn, Oliver, Viney
I/C: Harmes, Jackson, Brayshaw, Hunt
EMG: Bedford, Sparrow, Weideman, Smith

Western Bulldogs Form

The Dogs got back to winning ways last weekend, although it did not come easy against the Gold Coast Suns in a 90-79 victory.

With the victory, the Bulldogs are only two premiership points away from reclaiming the top spot on the ladder. 

The Bulldogs remain the best attacking squad in most AFL statistics. 

The Dogs have scored 73 points more in total for the season then the next team Brisbane Lions. 

Western Bulldogs Team News

Josh Dunkley will miss the contest due to Covid-19 protocols. 

Tom Liberatore returns to take Dunkley’s position after being rested last week.

Josh Schache and Mitch Hannan also come in for the Dogs.

Veteran defender Easton Wood is close to a return but hasn't been considered this weekend. 

Western Bulldogs Team List

B: Richards, Keath, Williams
HB: Duryea, Cordy, Dale
C: Macrae, Smith, Daniel
HF: Garcia, Naughton, Weightman
F: Ugle-Hagan, Bruce, Hunter
FOLL: English, Liberatore, Bontempelli
I/C: Schache, Hannan, Smith, Johannisen
EMG: Young, Crozier, Scott, McNeil

Melbourne Demons vs Western Bulldogs FAQs

Where can I watch the Melbourne Demons vs Western Bulldogs live stream?

Check our live streaming calendar to see where to watch the Melbourne Demons vs Western Bulldogs live stream.

What time does Melbourne Demons vs Western Bulldogs start?

The match is being played at the MCG at 7.25pm AEDT on Saturday, July 24.



It is the top offensive team against the best defensive team. The Demons have been up to the task against top tier sides all season and they are tipped to do it again against the Bulldogs.

Best Bet: Demons by 1-39 Winning Margin @125.00 at Sportsbetting - 3 Units

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