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  • Western Bulldogs vs Geelong expert predictions for Saturday’s AFL game
  • The game will be played at Adelaide Oval, with the bounce at 8:10 PM (AEST)
  • Geelong set to continue their perfect season despite missing leader Patrick Dangerfield in the match against Western Bulldogs.
  • Preview, expert analysis, stats, team news & best bet
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Western Bulldogs vs Geelong Cats Tips


Geelong will play their second match in consecutive weeks at Adelaide Oval and it should be to their advantage as they continue to impress the league with their perfect start to the season. 
  • Western Bulldogs vs Geelong Cats Tips
  • Head to Head 
  • Western Bulldogs Form Analysis & Betting Trends
  • Western Bulldogs Team News
  • Western Bulldogs Team List
  • Geelong Form Analysis & Betting Trends
  • Geelong Team News
  • Geelong Team List
  • Western Bulldogs vs Geelong AFL 2024 Round 4 FAQ’s

The Cats got their third win of the season against the Hawks, without their leader Patrick Dangerfield in the lineup and they will have to do that again against the Bulldogs this week in Adelaide. 

The backline for Geelong stepped up and were heavily involved in the game as you would expect and although they will not have the same space and freedom against the Bulldogs the Cats will need to pressure their opponent in the same way. 

The Bulldogs have looked impressive with the ball against their weaker opponents but it will be different this week against the Cats and if they give Geelong space they will be punished by the class of the midfield and the accuracy of their forward inside 50.

I believe in the Chris Scott system at Geelong and the control they have shown in the opening weeks. They will put defensive pressure on the Bulldogs just as Melbourne did in round 1 and they will get the victory, covering the small line as favourites. 

Both teams will have periods of momentum and will keep the scoreboard ticking over throughout this game. If Geelong kick close to the same way they did against the Hawks, then the over game total will fly past the over. 

  • Geelong has won 3 of their past 4 games at Adelaide Oval.
  • Geelong have beaten the Western Bulldogs in 6 of their last 8 meetings.
  • The game total has hit the over in 4 of the past 6 games between the Cats and the Bulldogs.
  • All 3 Western Bulldogs matches have gone over the 169.5 game total this season.

Head to Head 


The Bulldogs almost saved their season with a comeback victory against Geelong 104-79 in round 24 last season. The Cats had nothing to play for in that game and the Bulldogs desperation showed.

The win broke a five-game streak that Geelong had over the Western Bulldogs and also an eleven-game streak at GMHBA Stadium.

Western Bulldogs Form Analysis & Betting Trends


Recent Form
Last 5 W/LLast 5 ATSLast 5 O/U
2-12-12-1

2024 Betting Trends
$10 MLOver/Under1-3940+
-$42-10-02-1

It was a cautious start for the Bulldogs in their match against West Coast going into the first break just 2 points up. Momentum swung after a stern talking to from coach Luke Beveridge with the Doggies getting it done comfortably with a 76-point victory over the Eagles.

The Western Bulldogs have looked good with the ball in their hands but are yet to come up against a real strike defence since being contained easily by the Demons in round 1 and will be tested this week against the Cats.

Western Bulldogs Team News


Cody Weightman will need to prove his fitness after injury his elbow against West Coast. Ed Richards also needs to pass concussion protocols if he is to feature this week. 

Western Bulldogs Team List


B: B.Dale, L.Jones, B.Williams
HB: L.Bramble, B.Khamis, J.Johannisen
C: H.Gallagher, A.Treloar, O.Baker
HF: R.Sanders, A.Naughton, C.Weightman
F: R.West, J.Ugle-Hagan, L.Vandermeer
FOLL: T.English, M.Bontempelli - C, T.Liberatore

I/C: S.Darcy, C.Daniel, T.Duryea, J.Macrae, E.Richards
EMG: C.Poulter, J.O’Donnell, R.Lobb

IN: E.Richards
OUT: C.Poulter (omitted)

Geelong Form Analysis & Betting Trends


Recent Form
Last 5 W/LLast 5 ATSLast 5 O/U
3-02-11-2

2024 Betting Trends
$10 MLOver/Under1-3940+
$281-23-00-0

Despite not having the hardest of draws to start the season, Geelong have still impressed in their three victories from three games. 

The Cats have beaten Adelaide and St Kilda who they are expected to be fighting with to push into the eight at the end of the season and these early wins could be crucial in getting a positive outcome. 

Geelong were slick and very efficient in their 36-point win over the Hawks on Easter Weekend, kicking 17.4 in the match which is much of an accuracy improvement than the 24 goals and 28 behinds they kicked combined in the first two matches. 

Geelong Team News


Patrick Dangerfield still needs another week to rest his hamstring and will miss the contest against the Bulldogs.

Geelong Team List


B: T.Stewart - C, S.De Koning, J.Kolodjashnij
HB: Z.Guthrie, J.Henry, M.Holmes
C: Z.Tuohy, T.Bruhn, M.Duncan
HF: B.Close, T.Stengle, T.Hawkins
F: J.Cameron, G.Miers, O.Henry
FOLL: R.Stanley, T.Atkins, M.Blicavs

I/C: O.Dempsey, B.Parfitt, J.Clark, M.O’Connor, J.Bowes
EMG: O.Mullin, T.Conway, S.Mannagh

IN: Z.Tuohy, R.Stanley
OUT: T.Conway (Managed), O.Mullin (Omitted)

Western Bulldogs vs Geelong AFL 2024 Round 4 FAQs

How to watch Western Bulldogs vs Geelong AFL 2024 Round 4?

You can watch the Western Bulldogs vs Geelong AFL 2024 Round 4 game via Fox Sports or Kayo Sports. If you are watching from outside of Australia the WatchAFL app is the perfect solution.

How to buy tickets to Western Bulldogs vs Geelong AFL 2024 Round 4?

To buy tickets to the Western Bulldogs vs Geelong AFL 2024 Round 4 game check the AFL website or the official Western Bulldogs site.

Verdict

Expect a good flow of points that will take the result past the game total and hit the over.
 
Geelong will be able to pressure the Bulldogs for longer periods in this game and they will get the victory and cover the line as favourites.

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