AFL Live Western Bulldogs vs Essendon Bombers Streaming Free 2018 Regular Seasons week 03 match will be kick off at Etihad Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Sunday 08 Apri 2018 online, 15:20 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
AFL Sunday action sees the Western Bulldogs take on the Essendon Bombers at Etihad Stadium and the Round 3 clash shapes as an interesting affair, given the Bulldogs poor start to the year.
The 2016 premiers and will be keen to make amends for their indifferent form but the Bombers will be tough to beat in the game that gets underway at 3.20PM. All the action can be seen live on 7mate and Fox Sports.
It has been a horror start for the Western Bulldogs. Luke Beveridge’s side have continued their downward slide and lost to the GWS Giants in Round 1 by 82 points before going down to West Coast to the tune of 51 in Round 2.
The club has been the subject of a fair deal of scrutiny after their mediocre start and their heroics of 2016 seem a distant memory. They are $2.80 outsiders for the clash against Essendon.
The Bombers have had a slightly better time of it thus far. They were impressive winners over Adelaide in Round 1 at Etihad Stadium but failed to take their form on the road, going down to the Fremantle Dockers by 16 points in Round 2.
John Worsfold’s side have shown superior form than the Bulldogs but can ill afford any lapses that have cost them in the first couple of weeks. They produced a poor third quarter against Freo and will need better returns from a number of their senior players.
Devon Smith, Zac Merrett, Darcy Parish and Dyson Heppell are among those that are playing consistent football and if that quartet can bring the likes of Joe Daniher and James Stewart into the contest, they should have too many answers. Daniher went goalless last weekend and booted two in the opening round, while Stewart has five goals to his credit so far in 2018.
For the Bulldogs to improve they will simply need to bring the energy and hunger to the contest. They were blown away in the second quarter by West Coast last weekend. Poor intensity and a stack of skill errors causing plenty of concern for their coaching staff.
They have some players that are finding the footy and Jack Macrae, Lachie Hunter, Marcus Bontempelli and Jason Johannisen should provide plenty of spark, but they will need to find better avenues to goal as they have registered a total of just 120 points in their two outings thus far.
B: Cordy, Naughton, Williams
HB: Suckling, Wood, Hunter
HF: Johannisen, Bontempelli, Jong
F: Dickson, Redpath, Gowers
FOLL: English, McLean, Macrae
I/C: Wallis, Richards, Honeychurch, Daniel
EMG: Biggs, Boyd, Roberts, Webb
IN: Dickson, Redpath, Wallis
OUT: Trengove (injured), Roughead (injured), Webb
B: Dea, Hurley, Saad
HB: Goddard, Brown, McKenna
C: Heppell, Stringer, McGrath
HF: Parish, Hooker, McDonald-Tipungwuti
F: Merrett, Daniher, Stewart
FOLL: Bellchambers, Zaharakis, Smith
I/C: Green, Fantasia, Myers, Baguley
EMG: Begley, Hartley, McKernan, Langford
IN: Fantasia, Myers, Baguley
OUT: Hartley, Begley, Langford