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Western Bulldogs vs North Melbourne Betting Tips & Odds - Can the Kangas bounce back on Saturday?

  • The Bulldogs take on North Melbourne on Saturday Night
  • The match will be played at Marvel Stadium
  • Both teams are 2-2 with the Bulldogs trying to get ahead of the win/loss ledger for the first time this year
  •  Can the Roos bounce back? Check out our tips below
Ben Brown
We're expecting a big game out of Ben Brown on Saturday (Getty)

The Bulldogs take on North Melbourne in the sole Victorian game on Saturday Night. 

North Melbourne are coming off back-to-back losses against Sydney and Hawthorn, while the Bulldogs are looking for a third-straight victory after defeating both Sydney team,

Western Bulldogs Form and Team News


The Bulldogs come into this game after a good fortnight where they easily accounted for premiership contenders Greater Western Sydney, before beating Sydney at the SCG. The Dogs look like they have found their mojo again after a disappointing start to the season. 

It wasn't all good news in Sydney however with star forward Aaron Naughton and medium forward Sam LIoyd both facing long injury layoffs. 

The list of possible inclusions includes Easton Wood, who faces a test on his injured quad, as well as Josh Schache and Ling Jong who seem to be the best of the rest that are left available at the Dogs. 

*Teams from Round 4 listed as round 5 teams were not available at the time of preview

FB: B. Williams, A. Keath, C. Daniel
HB: J. Johannisen, Z. Cordy, H. Crozier
C: E. Richards, M. Bontempelli, J. Macrae
HF: B. Dale, A. Naughton, L. Vandermeer
FF: M. Wallis, J. Bruce, P. Lipinski
FOL: T. English, T. Liberatore, B. Smith
I/C: R. West, L. Butler, S. Lloyd, T. McLean

North Melbourne Form and Team News


The Kangaroos started the season as the in-form team of the competition after beating St Kilda and Greater Western Sydney, but hit a roadblock against the Swans before narrowly going down to the Hawks in a thriller.

Ben Cunnington was a late out for the second week running against the Hawks, but we're expecting he will be right to play this week and he will make a huge difference to the North Melbourne midfield. 

North Melbourne don’t look like making many changes this week but will be sweating on the fitness of Captain Jack Ziebell who went off early last week. 

*Teams from round 4 listed as round 5 teams were not available at the time of preview

FB: L. McDonald, J. Walker, M. Williams 
HB: R. Tarrant, J. Pittard, S. Atley 
C: T. Dumont, J. Simpkin, J. Polec 
HF: T. Thomas, B. Brown, C. Taylor 
FF: A. Hall, T. Xerri, C. Zurhaar
FOL: T. Goldstein, S. Higgins, J. Ziebell 
I/C: J. Anderson, P. Ahern, J. Mahoney, K. Hayden

Western Bulldogs Vs North Melbourne Head To Head


The Bulldogs have won three of the past five matches against North Melbourne, with the combined final margins from the last five games totaling up to just 38 points. 

The last time the two teams met the Roos won by 25 points with Shaun Higgins gathering 26 disposals.

Western Bulldogs Vs North Melbourne Betting Odds 


The Western Bulldogs have been installed as $1.68 favorites, whilst North Melbourne are the outsiders at $2.20. 

The line has been set at -6.5 for the Bulldogs. 


Western Bulldogs vs North Melbourne Match Up


With the loss of Aaron Naughton, the key to this game is how the Bulldogs can shut down the marking prowess of the Kangaroos key defenders, particularly Robbie Tarrant who is one of the best defenders in the game. 

Tarrant averaged six marks a game in 2019 to further build his reputation as one of the league's best intercept defenders, and so far, this season is ranked 7th in total rebound 50s. 

If the Bulldogs get stuck bombing it into their forward line, with only Josh Bruce the noted key forward, they will struggle to kick a winning score and it could be the difference in the result. 

Western Bulldogs Vs North Melbourne key stats 


  • North Melbourne rank 1st in clearances per game this season 
  • North Melbourne rank 1st in least opponent marks per game this season 
  • Western Bulldogs rank 15th in inside 50s per game this season
  • Western Bulldogs rank 2nd in Handballs per game this season

Western Bulldogs vs North Melbourne FAQ

What time is the Western Bulldogs vs North Melbourne game?

Western Bulldogs vs North Melbourne will kick off at 7.40PM on Saturday, July 4.

Where will the Western Bulldogs Vs North Melbourne game be held?

The Bulldogs vs North Melbourne game will be held at Marvel Stadium under lights.

How can I live stream the Western Bulldogs vs North Melbourne match?

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Verdict

The case can be made that North Melbourne should be undefeated up until this point of the season, and with their best on-baller returning to the fold we're backing them to cause an upset on Saturday.

We're also backing Ben Brown to bounce back from a disappointing game last week with the first major of the night.

Best Bet: North Melbourne To Win @2.10 at Sportsbet - 10 Units
Value Bet: Ben Brown First Goal Scorer @8.00 at bet365 Australia - 2 Units

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