Australian Football League Live Fremantle Dockers vs Western Bulldogs Stream AFL 2017 Seasons Week 03 match will be kickoff at Domain Stadium, Subiaco, Western Australia, Australia, Saturday 08 April 2017 online, 19.40 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
After a contrasting first two weeks of the AFL home and away season, the Fremantle Dockers and the Western Bulldogs square off in the Round 3 action on Saturday April 8.
The Dockers have dropped their first two games of the year and head in as massive underdogs, despite enjoying the home ground advantage.
The game gets underway at 7.40PM and will be broadcast live on Channel 7 and Fox Sports 3. AFL Live Vision is also available to ALL CrownBet members. Every Match, wherever you are.
After two mediocre performances, it is hard to make a case for Ross Lyon’s Dockers. They were outclassed by Geelong at Domain Stadium in Round 1, before being thrashed by Port Adelaide to the tune of 89 points.
Last years premiers, the Western Bulldogs, have won two from two and showed their class when the heat was on against Sydney in Round 2. After being challenged by the Swans, the Dogs kicked clear late in the game to win by 23 points.
Put simply, they look to have way too much quality and depth for the Dockers. Premiership heroes in Marcus Bontempelli, Liam Picken and Jake Stringer have been in excellent form, while the pre-season acquisition, Travis Cloke, has proved to be a great focal point so far.
Fremantle will need huge games from Nathan Fyfe and Lachie Neale. Fyfe has picked up just under 60 disposals in his two games back from injury but has had little support.
Look for the Bulldogs to get on top at winning the contested footy. They are ranked 3rd for contested possessions so far this year, while the Dockers are last. The Dogs are also 3rd for contested marks, while Freo are 14th.
Alarmingly, Freo have conceded 20 goals in their two games so far. If the Bulldogs come to play and get on top in the middle as expected, the likes of Stringer and Cloke could have a day out up forward.
Even with an increase in intensity this weekend, a Dockers victory appears unlikely. They have won just one of their past 11 home-and-away games, a sequence that stretches back to the middle stages last year.
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HB: G.Ibbotson, M.Johnson, T.Sheridan
C: S.Hill, L.Neale, B.Hill
HF: L.Weller, C.McCarthy, E.Langdon
F: M.Walters, S.Kersten, B.Grey
FOLL: A.Sandilands, N.Fyfe, D.Mundy
I/C: C.Blakely, H.Balic, G.Logue, H.Crozier
EMG: M.Taberner, D.Pearce, J.Griffin
IN: T.Sheridan, H.Crozier, B.Grey, H.Balic, E.Hughes, G.Logue
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B: M.Adams, F.Roberts, J.Johannisen
HB: M.Suckling, E.Wood, R.Murphy
C: L.Hunter, L.Dahlhaus, M.Boyd
HF: J.Macrae, L.Jong, J.Stringer
F: T.McLean, T.Cloke, L.Picken
FOLL: T.Boyd, M.Bontempelli, T.Liberatore
I/C: Z.Cordy, T.Campbell, S.Biggs, C.Daniel
EMG: C.Smith, J.Dunkley, B.Williams