AFL Live Western Bulldogs vs Collingwood Magpies Stream AFL 2016 Seasons Week 21 match will be kick off at Etihad Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Friday 12 August 2016 online, 19.50 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
The Bulldogs must keep winning to stay in touch with the top four.
The Bulldogs put their injury woes aside and clawed their way to victory over North last week, a win that was sorely needed after consecutive losses to Geelong and St Kilda. They have become a grinding team.
Collingwood put in their most disappointing performance since their Round 13 bye against Richmond last week, going down by 15 points, but playing with a lack of coherency. Recent wins over West Coast and GWS were impressive, and they weren’t disgraced losing to Adelaide.
The Dogs have won the last three matches between the sides, after Collingwood had won the previous six. Their last four Etihad clashes have been split 2-2.
The Bulldogs are 11 from 12 under total match points at Etihad this season. They are 0% POT and 58% ATS at the venue, but +31% POT and 71% ATS away from there.
Collingwood has won five matches as underdog this season, the equal second most in the league. Since the start of 2014, they are one win from seven at Etihad, at -85% POT and 14% ATS.
At face value, this should be an easy match to dissect, and it probably will be.
Collingwood have been missing most of their best scoring avenues through form or injury all season, and the Dogs have proven spectacularly successful at restricting opposition sides, particularly at Etihad, and we should see more of the same here.
The Dogs should also get first use of the ball if Scott Pendlebury misses for the Pies, and they have enough potency to kick a winning score. But if they Dogs are a bit flat from the high of last weeks unexpected victory, and the Pies bounce back from a disappointing performance last week, they can be in the game for a long while.
B: S.Biggs, F.Roberts, E.Wood
HB: J.Johannisen, J.Hamling, M.Boyd
C: L.Hunter, M.Bontempelli, L.Picken
HF: L.Jong, J.Stringer, C.Smith
F: T.Dickson, T.Boyd, C.Daniel
Foll: J.Roughead, L.Dahlhaus, J.Dunkley
I/C: M.Suckling, Z.Cordy, N.Hrovat, L.Webb
EMG: T.McLean, W.Minson, J.Adcock
OUT: D.Morris (Hamstring)
B: J.Marsh, N.Brown, J.Howe
HB: J.Smith, T.Goldsack, B.Maynard
C: S.Sidebottom, A.Treloar, J.Aish
HF: R.Wills, D.Moore, T.Varcoe
F: A.Oxley, J.White, J.Blair
Foll: B.Grundy, S.Pendlebury, T.Adams
I/C: J.De Goey, L.Greenwood, T.Phillips, J.Crisp
EMG: B.Macaffer, T.Cloke, A.Toovey
IN: T.Goldsack, A.Oxley, D.Moore, J.De Goey, T.Phillips
OUT: B.Reid (Knee), T.Cloke (Omitted), M.Williams (Omitted), B.Crocker (Concussion), M.Cox (Shoulder)