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Western Bulldogs vs Adelaide Crows Tips


Premiership favourites Western Bulldogs reclaimed top spot on the ladder and are in pole position to claim their first ever minor premiership. The Bulldogs are tipped continue their winning ways in Ballarat against an Adelaide Crows side they have dominated of late.

  • Western Bulldogs have won 4 of their last 5 matches.
  • Western Bulldogs have won the last 2 matches against Adelaide Crows.
  • Western Bulldogs won last year’s match 111-54 against Adelaide at Metricon Stadium. 
  • Adelaide Crows last beat Western Bulldogs in Victoria in the 2015 Elimination Final. 
  • Adelaide Crows have lost 4 of their last 5 matches.

Head to Head


The Bulldogs have overwhelmed Adelaide Crows in their last two meetings, one being at Mars Stadium. 

The Dogs forward Aaron Naughton had a career best game, kicking six goals last time against the Crows. 

Western Bulldogs Form 


The Bulldogs got some revenge against top placed Melbourne Demons last week to regain top spot on the ladder.

The Dogs pounded the Demons, who were still undefeated against top 8 sides at the time, as well as knocking them off the top spot with an 85-65 victory.

The Bulldogs remain one of the leading teams in attacking statistics including Clearances, Goals Scored and Efficiency Inside 50s.

One more win is all that is needed to lock in at least a top 4 spot. 

Western Bulldogs Team News


Defenders Alex Keath and Ed Richards will both miss this week’s match due to injuries. 

Midfield jet Josh Dunkley will be cleared from isolation in time for Saturday and comes back in for the Dogs.

Veteran Easton Wood played a scratch match last week and also make his return from an injury layoff.

Taylor Duryea is managed this week.

Western Bulldogs Team List


B: Wood, Cordy, Williams
HB: Daniel, Schache, Dale
C: Hannan, B.Smith, La.Hunter
HF: Dunkley, Naughton, Weightman
F: Ugle-Hagan, Bruce, Liberatore
FOLL: English, Macrae, Bontempelli
I/C: Scott, Johannisen, Garcia, R.Smith
EMG: McNeil, Lipinski, Le.Young, Crozier

Adelaide Crows Form 


Adelaide snapped a four-game losing streak last week, defeating Hawthorn by 19 points last Saturday night. 

Finals chances are now over theoretically, yet the Crows will be out to continue to improve to deem the season a further success. 

Coach Matthew Nicks’s men have doubled their win tally from last year.

Potential first time All-Australian Taylor Walker remains second in the Coleman ladder race and could make up ground with key defenders out for the Dogs. 

Adelaide Crows Team News 


Defender Nick Murray has been named but still needs to check off concussion protocols before the game. 

Lachie Murphy suffered a late ankle injury against the Hawks but has recovered to retain his place.
The Crows have kept veteran Matt Crouch in the SANFL for one more week. He has still not played in season 2021. 

Adelaide Crows Team List 


B: Murray, Butts, Kelly
HB: McPherson, Doedee, Jones
C: Smith, Keays, Seedsman
HF: McHenry, Fogarty, Murphy
F: Lynch, Himmelberg, Walker
FOLL: O’Brien, Laird, Sloane
I/C: Berry, Schoenberg, Rowe, Hamill
EMG: Mackay, Thilthorpe, Pedlar, Frampton

Western Bulldogs vs Adelaide Crows FAQs

Where can I watch the Western Bulldogs vs Adelaide Crows live stream?

Our live streaming calendar shows you where to watch the Western Bulldogs vs Adelaide Crows live stream.

What time does Western Bulldogs vs Adelaide Crows start?

The match is being played at Mars Stadium at 12.20pm AEDT on Saturday, July 31.

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Verdict

The Dogs are bidding to finally win their first Minor Premiership in their 96-year history. That is enough of an incentive to record a comfortable win over the Crows.

Best Bet: Bulldogs by 40+ Winning Margin @-109.89 at Bookmaker - 3 Units

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