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Western Bulldogs and Port Adelaide clash in a top 4 contest (Getty Images)
Bets.com.au Staff 19 Aug 2021
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Western Bulldogs vs Port Adelaide Tips


Western Bulldogs' minor premiership hopes are over after losing their last two matches. But Port Adelaide can move top - temporarily at least - with a victory in the final game of the home and away season.
  • Western Bulldogs vs Port Adelaide Tips
  • Head to Head
  • Western Bulldogs Form
  • Western Bulldogs Team News
  • Western Bulldogs Team List
  • Port Adelaide Form
  • Port Adelaide Team News
  • Port Adelaide Team List
  • Western Bulldogs vs Port Adelaide FAQs

The Power are in better form and are tipped to overcome the misfiring Bulldogs on Friday night at Marvel Stadium in the top four battle.

  • Western Bulldogs have lost their last 2 matches.
  • Port Adelaide have won 4 of their last 6 matches against Western Bulldogs.
  • Port Adelaide have seen their last 3 matches against Western Bulldogs decided by 1-39 points. 
  • Port Adelaide have won their last 5 matches.

Head to Head


Port Adelaide have won four of the last six matches against the Western Bulldogs. The last three matches between the two sides have been decided between 1-39 points.   

The Bulldogs defeated the Power by 19 points when the sides met in Round 9 this season.

Western Bulldogs Form


The Bulldogs lost to Hawthorn by 27 points in a shock loss in Launceston last week as hopes of first ever minor premiership were ended.

The Western Bulldogs have had a bad fortnight, losing to the Essendon Bombers by 13 points and the Hawks. They have slipped from top spot to fourth on the AFL ladder.  

Western Bulldogs Team News


Stefan Martin is still not ready to return to ruckman duties having been sidelined since Round 12. 

Josh Schache, Ryan Gardner and Jamarra Ugle-Hagan are all all left out again. Bailey Smith returns in the only change for Riley Garcia.

Western Bulldogs Team List


B: Duryea, Keath, Williams
HB: Wood, Cordy, Dale
C: Dunkley, Treloar, Hunter
HF: Daniel, Young, Smith
F: Liberatore, Naughton, Weightman
FOLL: English, Macrae, Bontempelli
I/C: Johannisen, Hannan, Vandermeer, Smith
EMG: Schache, McNeil, Richards, Scott

Port Adelaide Form


Last week the Power smashed Carlton by 95 points including kicking 14 goals in a row. The 140-45 victory was a sign of intent from Port Adelaide, who are still in the hunt to finish top.

Port Adelaide have had a terrific month, winning their past five matches to seal a top four finish. They have beaten St Kilda, Collingwood, GWS Giants, Adelaide Crows and Carlton.

Port Adelaide Team News


Scott Lycett is fit despite picking up a knee injury last week. But Orazio Fantasia is ruled out with a hamstring injury.

Steven Motlop replaces with Fantasia with Trent McKenzie coming in for Tom Clurey in another change.

Port Adelaide Team List


B: Burton, McKenzie, Aliir
HB: Bergman, Jonas, Byrne-Jones
C: Duursma, Wines, Houston
HF: Amon, Georgiades, Butters
F: Gray, Dixon, Rozee
FOLL: Lycett, Boak, Drew
I/C: Marshall, Bonner, Motlop, Ladhams
EMG: Mayes, Clurey, Powell-Pepper, Lienert

Western Bulldogs vs Port Adelaide FAQs

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

Check our live streaming calendar to see where to watch the Western Bulldogs vs Port Adelaide live stream.

What time does Western Bulldogs vs Port Adelaide start?

The match is being played at Marvel Stadium at 7.50pm AEDT on Friday, August 20.

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Verdict

Western Bulldogs need to win to ensure they make the top four, while Port Adelaide could earn themselves a second successive minor premiership and a home qualifying final with a win. It should be a blockbuster and the in-form Power are value for victory.

Best Bet: Port Adelaide Win Match Result $2.18 at Unibet Australia - 2 Units
Value Bet: Port Adelaide by 1-39 Winning Margin $2.50 at Betstar Australia - 2 Units

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