Australian Football League Live GWS Giants vs Western Bulldogs Live Stream Free, AFL 2018 Seasons Week 1 AFL Stream. GWS Giants vs Western Bulldogs match will be kickoff at Manuka Oval Stadium, Griffith, Australia, Sunday 25 March 2018 online, 13:10 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
The AFL Premiership fancies, GWS, take on the Western Bulldogs in one of the nine opening Round 1 games this weekend.
The clash between the two sides begins at 1.10PM on Sunday and will be held at UNSW Stadium in Canberra. Fox Footy will broadcast the game.
GWS head into this as warm favourites at the $1.42 quote with CrownBet ahead of the Bulldogs, who are at $2.80.
The Giants were the superior side in 2017, finishing 4th on the ladder after the regular season, while the Bulldogs foundered in 10th. Both sides won one of two in the recent JLT Community Series.
While GWS have been hit hard by injuries they have plenty of midfield depth and the collection of the likes of Lachie Whitfield, Callan Ward, Josh Kelly and Stephen Coniglio will provide plenty of headaches for the Bulldogs.
That quartet were excellent in the recent hitout against Sydney and will look to supply the Jeremy Cameron and Toby Greene up forward.
Marcus Bontempelli, Jack Macrae and Jason Johannisen will need big games and the Dogs will be hoping for more improvement out of Tom Liberatore. The former best and fairest had an ordinary season in 2017 but has been promising in the trial games.
GWS will have up to seven senior players missing including Ryan Griffen, Tom Scully and Jacob Hopper. The Bulldogs will be without the suspended Jack Redpath, while Jordan Roughead is in some doubt but has been named. New faces include Jackson Trengove and Aaron Naughton
GWS claimed both encounters between the two sides last year, exacting some revenge for their defeat to the Doggies in what was an epic 2016 Preliminary Final.
There have been four games between the two sides at this venue and it is the Dogs with the advantage at three wins to one, although those wins were in the Giants formative years. The Giants were three from three at the venue in 2017.
B: Heath Shaw, Phil Davis, Sam Reid
HB: Aidan Corr, Nick Haynes, Adam Tomlinson
C: Lachie Whitfield, Stephen Coniglio, Jeremy Finlayson
HF: Toby Greene, Jeremy Cameron, Tim Taranto
F: Matt de Boer, Harry Himmelberg, Josh Kelly
FOL: Jonathon Patton, Dylan Shiel, Callan Ward
I/C: Rory Lobb, Brett Deledio, Daniel Lloyd, Zac Langdon
EMG: Dawson Simpson, Nick Shipley, Aiden Bonar, Lachlan Keeffe
B: Roberts, Cordy, Hunter
HB: Biggs, Naughton, Crozier
C: Suckling, Liberatore, Macrae
HF: Dale, Trengove, McLean
F: Dahlhaus, Wood, Johannisen
FOLL: Roughead, Bontempelli, Dunkley
I/C: Honeychurch, Gowers, Williams, English
EMG: Webb, Dickson, Jong, Daniel