Australian Football League Live Geelong Cats vs Western Bulldogs Stream Free, AFL 2017 Seasons Week 09. Geelong Cats vs Western Bulldogs match will be kickoff at Simonds Stadium. South Geelong, Victoria, Australia, Friday 19 May 2017 online, 19:50 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
One of the key games in AFL Round 8 will be on Friday night, May 19, when the Geelong Cats host the Western Bulldogs at Simonds Stadium.
Both sides have won five of their eight games this season and a victory is vital for their respective finals chances.
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Geelong will be looking to bounce back after losing to Essendon by 17 points last weekend, their third loss on the trot.
The Cats were criticized for their lack of pressure in the defeat and recorded just 40 tackles, in a performance that was described as being ‘bruise free’.
The Western Bulldogs woes in front of goal continued last weekend in their loss to the Eagles, with the premiers putting on another inaccurate display in front of the big sticks before going down by eight points. Both sides have some work to do as we look ahead to Friday night.
Little separates them in the head to head betting with the Western Bulldogs just shading Geelong, but the Cats enjoy the home ground advantage and have a great record over their rivals from further up the Princes Highway.
Patrick Dangerfield and Joel Selwood are two players the Western Bulldogs will look to contain and, as always, the form of that pair will be pivotal to the chances of the home side.
The Doggies will look to play a quick and uncontested brand of football and if the Cats don’t apply the pressure like last week, the premiers will be hard to beat.
However, Luke Beveridge’s side will need more out of his forward line as they have averaged less than 10 goals in the past three weeks.
Last week, Jack Redpath booted three goals, but had little support. Marcus Adams booted 1.4 and was the worst offender in terms of the waywardness in front of goal. Beveridge may consider playing Marcus Bontempelli to bob up and spend time inside the forward 50 in order to apply scoreboard pressure.
B: T.Stewart, T.Lonergan, Z.Tuohy
HB: J.Kolodjashnij, L.Henderson, A.Mackie
C: M.Blicavs, J.Selwood, C.Guthrie
HF: J.Parsons, H.Taylor, S.Motlop
F: D.Menzel, T.Hawkins, N.Cockatoo
FOL: Z.Smith, P.Dangerfield, S.Selwood
I/C: J.Bews, M.Duncan, S.Menegola, M.O’Connor
EMG: G.Horlin-Smith, J.Murdoch, T.Ruggles
IN: L.Henderson, S.Selwood
OUT: R.Stanley, G.Horlin-Smith
B: D.Morris, M.Adams, J.Johannisen
HB: R.Murphy, E.Wood, B.Williams
C: L.Hunter, L.Dahlhaus, J.Macrae
HF: C.Daniel, T.Cloke, C.Smith
F: L.Jong, J.Redpath, L.Picken
FOL: T.Boyd, M.Bontempelli, M.Wallis
I/C: M.Suckling, L.Webb, T.Dickson, B.Dale
EMG: T.McLean, F.Roberts, J.Roughead
IN: R.Murphy, T.Cloke, D.Morris, M.Wallis, T.Dickson
OUT: M.Boyd, T.Liberatore, F.Roberts, Z.Cordy, T.McLean