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Western Bulldogs vs Collingwood Tips & Betting Preview - Do the Bulldogs come out snarling?

  • A blockbuster Friday night game has been scheduled for Round 1
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Western Bulldogs vs Collingwood Tips & Betting Preview

Arguably the match of the opening round awaits us this Friday night with the Western Bulldogs taking on Collingwood at Marvel Stadium.

The Western Bulldogs have plenty of expectations leading into the 2020 season with recruits in Josh Bruce and Alex Keath looking to plug key holes at both ends of the ground whilst the Magpies with an experienced squad and off a preliminary final loss, are predicted to be the finals mix yet again.

Collingwood's depth will be tested straight up will key outs in Adam Treloar, Jaiydn Stephenson, Travis Varcoe and Ben Reid whilst the Bulldogs with the exception of Tom Liberatore, look close to fielding their best 22 on Friday.

Western Bulldogs Team News

B: Alex Keath, Zaine Cordy, Easton Wood
HB: Hayden Crozier, Jason Johannisen, Caleb Daniel
C: Bailey Smith, Marcus Bontempelli, Lachie Hunter
HF: Bailey Dale, Josh Bruce, Matthew Suckling
F: Mitch Wallis, Aaron Naughton, Sam Lloyd
Foll: Tim English, Josh Dunkley, Jack Macrae
I/C: Lewis Young, Ben Cavarra, Bailey Williams, Ryan Gardner
The two main recruits in Alex Keath and Josh Bruce play their first game for the Bulldogs. Following an injury-riddled 2019, Ben Cavarra is set to finally make his AFL debut.

Collingwood Team News

B: Jack Crisp, Jordan Roughead, Jeremy Howe
HB: Brayden Maynard, Darcy Moore, John Noble
C: Will Hoskin-Elliot, Scott Pendlebury, Chris Mayne
HF: Tom Phillips, Brody Mihocek, Callum L. Brown
F: Jordan De Goey, Mason Cox, Jamie Elliot
Foll: Brodie Grundy, Taylor Adams, Steele Sidebottom
I/C: Josh Daicos, Josh Thomas, Tyler Brown, Jack Madgen

Son of premiership player Gavin Brown is Tyler Brown, who makes his debut for the Magpies on Friday night.

Western Bulldogs vs Collingwood Head to Head

Collingwood have won their last three clashes against the Western Bulldogs which was a 14 point and then a 9 point margin in their favor via both matches in 2019.

The Western Bulldogs had prevailed in the previous five matches prior to that hat-trick for the Magpies.

Western Bulldogs vs Collingwood Betting Odds

It's tight but $2.00 is available with in the head-to-head markets for the Western Bulldogs to defeat Collingwood.

The line is set at - 1.5 for Collingwood.

Western Bulldogs vs Collingwood Match Up

All-Australian ruckman Brodie Grundy was the difference between these two sides last year and his influence looks to again hold the key to this game.

A more mature and stronger Tim English meets him this year and whilst the young Bulldog tall isn't expected to win the battle in the middle, his elite running game for a big man will give Collingwood something else to think about if he's bobbing up over the ground at either end.

The Western Bulldogs have Collingwood covered on class in many areas over the field on but they can't concede such a large advantage in the ruck and be forced to play catch up. 

Western Bulldogs vs Collingwood Key Stats

  • Brodie Grundy averages just under 44 hitouts in his last three matches versus the Western Bulldogs and has accumulated an incredible 8 of a maximum 9 Brownlow votes from them games
  • It's five wins each in the last ten matches between the Western Bulldogs and Collingwood which dates back to 2012
  • Collingwood are the more experienced of the two line-ups with 25 more games on average (105.6 v 80.3) and have five players with 150 or games of experience whilst the Bulldogs have two in that bracket

Western Bulldogs vs Collingwood FAQ

When does the Western Bulldogs vs Collingwood game start?

The Western Bulldogs vs Collingwood game is scheduled to start off at 7.50pm AEDT on Friday, March 20 from Marvel Stadium.

Where is the Western Bulldogs vs Collingwood match being played?

The Bulldogs host the Magpies at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne.

How can I live stream the Western Bulldogs vs Collingwood match?

Visit our live streaming page for information on how you can watch the Western Bulldogs vs Collingwood match.


Banking on the class and versatility of the Western Bulldogs to test Collingwood in this Friday night blockbuster.

Bailey Dale could be the forward getting off the leash if the Bulldogs have the momentum and is a big price to kick 3 or more goals.

Match Result: Western Bulldogs To Win @2.00 at Sportsbet - 4 Units
Goal Scorer: Bailey Dale To Kick 3+ Goals @7.00 at Sportsbet - 1 Unit

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