AFL Live Western Bulldogs vs Melbourne Demons Stream AFL Football 2015 Online, AFL Round 20 Match will be kick off at Etihad Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Sunday 16 August 2015 online, 15.20 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
The Western Bulldogs are absolutely flying and can go one step further to locking down a top four spot by beating Melbourne. The Dees must overcome their Etihad hoodoo to beat the Bulldogs twice in the same season for the first time since 2005.
The Dogs have added Rob Murphy, Tom Boyd, Daniel Perace, Josh Prudden to the squad with Bailey Dale (omitted). They have three of their best 22 missing – Johannisen, Liberatore and Stevens. The Dees have added Christian Salem, Mark Jamar and Billy Stretch to their 25 with no omissions thus far. They are without as many as five of their best 22.
Surprise packets of the year, the Western Bulldogs are fourth (YES, fourth!) on the ladder with 12 wins and six losses. They have won their last two games by a combined total of 151-points. The Dogs average 120 points per game in the past three weeks. The Bulldogs are 8-4 (7-5 against the line) vs bottom ten teams this year. The Dees have split their last four games 2-2 having beaten Brisbane and Collingwood with losses to St Kilda and North to be 14th on the ladder. After struggling to score all year (ranked 15th in points scored) – they are averaging 91 points per game in the last two weeks. Melbourne is 5-5 (4-6 against the line) vs bottom ten teams in 2015
Melbourne and Western Bulldogs have met 159 times with the Dees leading 85-74 with one draw. The Bulldogs have won nine of the last 11 matches between the two sides though the Dees did upset them in round 8 this year. Since 2010, the Dogs are 6-2 (3-5 against the line) vs Melbourne. The Dees have lost their last 21 matches at Etihad Stadium, not having tasted victory there since Round 19 2007. Since 2010, they are 0-15 (5-9 against the line) at the venue. The Bulldogs are 19-20 (but 23-16 against the line) at Etihad Stadium since the start of 2013. They are 9-2 (8-3 against the line) at the venue this year. Four of the past five games between these two sides have totalled over 175-points. The Dogs have not won four games in a row twice in a season since 2008.
The Wolf thinks the Dees look a nice bet at the line this week. Other than a very poor start last week, Melbourne was right with North for the rest of the day and if they bring that form to the Dogs, then they can really push them. Rising star favourite Jesse Hogan is in menacing form having kicked seven goals in his last two games and has already booted three against the Dogs this year; a potential match-up with Michael Talia or Joel Hamling looks tasty. The Bulldogs are one of the form teams of the competition but they could be ripe for a bity of a let-down ahead of a trip to Perth to take on the Eagles next week and if they’re off their game just a notch then the Dees will make this interesting.
B: D.Morris, M.Talia, M.Boyd
HB: R.Murphy, J.Hamling, E.Wood
C: M.Bontempelli, J.Macrae, S.Biggs
HF: L.Dahlhaus, T.Dickson, S.Crameri
F: L.Hunter, J.Redpath, J.Stringer
Foll: T.Campbell, M.Wallis, L.Picken
Inter (from): J.Grant, T.Boyd, D.Pearce, J.Prudden, S.Darley, C.Daniel, L.Jong
In: R.Murphy, T.Boyd, D.Pearce, J.Prudden
B: C.Garland, L.Dunn, N.Jetta
HB: D.Cross, T.McDonald, J.Howe
C: J.Grimes, D.Tyson, H.Lumumba
HF: M.Jones, C.Dawes, B.Vince
F: J.Garlett, J.Hogan, J.Watts
Foll: M.Gawn, N.Jones, J.Viney
Inter (from): C.Salem, A.Brayshaw, B.Stretch, V.Michie, A.Neal-Bullen, M.Jamar, J.Harmes
In: C.Salem, B.Stretch, M.Jamar