AFL Live Western Bulldogs vs Collingwood Magpies Stream AFL Football 2015 Online, AFL Round 17 Match will be kick off at Etihad Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Sunday 26 July 2015 online, 13.10 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
Western Bulldogs vs Collingwood Magpies, Yet another battle that will be pivotal for shaping the eight later in the year as the Pies look to arrest a four game losing streak against a Bulldogs side that performed well against Geelong last weekend.
The Pies have had to reshuffle their forward line with Travis Cloke out with a calf injury. Darcy Moore, Tyson Goldsack, Patrick Karnezis and Sam Dwyer have been added to the extended squad. They are without up to seven players who would be in their best 22. The Bulldogs have just added Shane Biggs, Michael Talia and Sam Darley to their squad with up to four of their best 22 missing.
The Pies are 9th on the ladder having lost four in a row – though to good opposition – West Coast, Hawthorn, Fremantle. They rank third for scoring and sixth for least points against this season. Collingwood have a 1-5 (2-4 against the line) record against top eight teams this year. The Doggies are sixth on the ladder with nine wins having won four of their last five. Though those four wins have been against sub-standard opposition. They rank 8th in scoring and seventh for least points against this year. The Bulldogs are 5-3 (4-5 against the line) vs bottom ten teams this year.
Collingwood hold a significant advantage over the Bulldogs; in 150 career encounters the Pies lead 106-43 with one draw. Since 2010, Collingwood is 6-1 (4-3 against the line) vs the Bulldogs. Dane Swan averages 31 disposals and a goal a game in his past five games against the Dogs. Collingwood is 13-6 (8-11 against the line) at Etihad Stadium since the start of 2010 and have lost both games there this year. The Bulldogs are 16-20 (but 20-16 against the line) at Etihad Stadium since the start of 2013. Collingwood has not lost five in a row since round 19, 2005. The Bulldogs are 4-6 (6-4 against the line) following a one-match losing streak in 2014-15. Eight of the last ten Bulldogs-Collingwood have totalled over 174-points.
The Wolf thinks the Doggies can take out an understrengthed Collingwood side. The Pies have struggled to score in the last four weeks averaging just 70-points per game and without their two leading goal kickers in Travis Cloke and Jamie Elliot, they will be relying on Jesse White and Darcy Moore to lead the charge and The Wolf does not want to be on that. The Doggies might not have the big names in the middle like Collingwood does, but their mix of speed and inside ball winners is good whilst their backline has been very stingy in the last month.
B: D. Morris, J. Roughead, M. Boyd
HB: R. Murphy, E. Wood, J. Johannisen
C: J. Macrae, M. Bontempelli, T. Dickson
HF: L. Dahlhaus, S. Crameri, J. Grant
F: L. Hunter, J. Redpath, J. Stringer
Foll: T. Campbell, M. Wallis, L. Picken
Inter: S.Biggs, J.Prudden, B.Dale, C.Daniel
Emer: T.Boyd, M.Talia, S.Darley
B: T. Langdon, N. Brown, M. Williams
HB: A. Toovey, J. Frost, T. Varcoe
C: P. Seedsman, D. Swan, S. Sidebottom
HF: B. Kennedy, J. White, J. De Goey
F: A. Fasolo, D. Moore, B. Grundy
Foll: J. Witts, J. Crisp, S. Pendlebury
Inter: J.Blair, L.Greenwood, B.Maynard, A.Oxley
Emer: S.Dwyer, D.Moore, P.Karnezis