MCG will play host to Friday's Round 1 AFL game between Collingwood Magpies and Western Bulldogs. The game kicks off at 7:50 pm with Collingwood Magpies heading into the game as favourites with the bookmakers. Continue reading for our in-depth preview of the Collingwood Magpies vs. Western Bulldogs game and give you our free tips and bets.
When: Friday March 19, 2021 at 7:50 pm
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Collingwood Magpies vs Western Bulldogs Odds
Collingwood Magpies vs Western Bulldogs Preview
We’ve got a fair dinkum grudge match on our hands with this clash, as Collingwood, fresh from the off-season from hell take on the Western Bulldogs – featuring Adam Treloar, who played a major role in the Magpies off-season from hell.
If you like an omen bet or fancy a spite bet because that’s the kind of person you are why not consider the Western Bulldogs new recruit for 25+ disposals in your same game multi or if you barrack for the story – first goal kicker.
Granted, Treloar spends most of his time in the middle/down back and kicked only the 1 goal in season 2020, but wouldn’t that be something if he did jag the first sausage roll? You’d get a pretty decent price for it.
As for the game itself, the market can’t really split Collingwood ($1.87) or the Bulldogs ($1.95)
Both sides finished in the bottom half of the eight playing finals last season, and many have tipped the Magpies to drop out.
A win in the first round usually pipes a few critics down.
Picking a winner in this is a real toss of the coin.
It’s worth noting that the Pies have won their past 4 against the Doggies including an emphatic victory wayyyy back in Round 1 of 2020 before the season got put on hold for 12 weeks.
Stats aside, the coin has been tossed and it’s landed on heads – which represents the Bulldogs.
I’ll go for the 1-39 point option for a bit of value.
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Collingwood Magpies vs Western Bulldogs Teams
B: B.Maynard, J.Roughead, J.Madgen
HB: J.Crisp, D.Moore, J.Howe
C: J.Noble, S.Pendlebury, T.Brown
HF: J.Elliott, B.Mihocek, W.Hoskin-Elliott
F: J.Daicos, M.Cox, J.Thomas
FOLL: B.Grundy, T.Adams, J.De Goey
I/C: O.henry, I.Quaynor, T.Ruscoe, B.Sier
EMG: C.Brown, D.Cameron, L.Greenwood, N.Murphy
B: B.Williams, R.Gardner, C.Daniel
HB: T.Duryea, A.Keath, A.Scott
C: P.Lipinski, A.Treloar, L.Hunter
HF: B.Smith, A.Naughton, J.Dunkley
F: T.English, J.Bruce, M.Bontempelli
FOLL: S.Martin, J.Macrae, T.Liberatore
I/C: B.Dale, L.McNeil, M.Wallis, L.Vandermeer
EMG: J.Schache, Z.Cordy, R.West, J.Johannisen