Australian Football League Live Fremantle Dockers vs Western Bulldogs Stream AFL 2016 Seasons Week 23 match will be kickoff at Domain Stadium, Subiaco, Western Australia, Australia, Sunday 28 August 2016 online, 16.40 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
The Dogs need to win to avoid another trip to Perth in the first week of finals.
Fremantle have stopped really giving a yelp and have lost their last four matches, against GWS, Adelaide, West Coast and Sydney, by an average margin of 75 points. They are all top eight sides, and they play another one here.
The Bulldogs have won three in a row since dropping games to St Kilda and Geelong, accounting for the likes of North, Collingwood and Essendon. They continue to play a tough, no-frills brand of football, which is proving effective for them.
The two sides are 5-5 in their last ten meetings, but Fremantle has won five of the last seven. The Bulldogs beat the Dockers by 65 points in Round 1 this year. They have not met in Perth since 2012. The Dogs haven’t beaten Fremantle here since 2009.
Fremantle have won two matches from 11 at Domain Stadium this season, at -62% POT and 36% ATS. They have failed to cover the line in their last five games, and have covered only once in their last eight.
The Bulldogs have won three from four interstate this season at +58% POT and 75% ATS. They are five from ten interstate under Luke Beveridge at +37% POT.
Fremantle are done for the year, and are tailing off like a side desperate for the end of the season. The Dogs are still honing their style to ensure it can win finals despite lacking personnel, and will be looking to make a statement to finish the home and away rounds.
The Perth ground shouldn’t present the Dogs with any problems, and in fact will play into their hands, enabling them to stifle a Fremantle side that has struggled to produce any run and flow at the best of times.
The Dogs will win comfortably, and the line looks there for the taking.
B: T.Sheridan, Z.Dawson, L.Spurr
HB: G.Ibbotson, A.Silvagni, D.Pearce
C: M.Walters, S.Hill, E.Langdon
HF: S.Yarran, C.Mayne, L.Weller
F: M.Apeness, M.Pavlich, H.Ballantyne
R: A.Sandilands, D.Mundy, L.Neale
I/C from: D.Tucker, C.Blakely, M.Taberner, C.Sutcliffe, T.Mzungu, M.de Boer, J.Griffin
IN: M.Pavlich, A.Sandilands, Z.Dawson, M.de Boer, T.Mzungu
OUT: Z.Clarke, S.Collins
B: S.Biggs, F.Roberts, D.Morris
HB: J.Johannisen, J.Hamling, M.Boyd
C: L.Hunter, M.Bontempelli, L.Picken
HF: L.Jong, Z.Cordy, C.Smith
F: T.Boyd, T.Dickson, C.Daniel
R: W.Minson, L.Dahlhaus, J.Dunkley
I/C from: M.Suckling, N.Hrovat, T.Campbell, T.McLean, L.Webb, K.Stevens, B.Williams
IN: W.Minson, D.Morris, M.Suckling, K.Stevens, T.Campbell, B.Williams
OUT: J.Roughead, E.Wood, R.Smith