Marvel Stadium will play host to Saturday's Round 21 AFL game between Western Bulldogs and Fremantle Dockers. The game kicks off at 4:35 pm with Western Bulldogs heading into the game as favourites with the bookmakers. Continue reading for our in-depth preview of the Western Bulldogs vs. Fremantle Dockers game and give you our free tips and bets.
When: Saturday August 6, 2022 at 4:35 pm
Where: Marvel Stadium
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Western Bulldogs vs Fremantle Dockers Odds
Western Bulldogs vs Fremantle Dockers Preview
Another high-stakes game has been set at Marvel on Saturday night with plenty on the line for both clubs.
Fremantle’s poor showing in wet conditions at home to Melbourne was a worrying sign for a team that once looked a top-four lock, but perhaps more concerning for coach Justin Longmuir has been his teams’ complete lack of scoring over the last few weeks.
Not for the first time, the Dogs also face a must-win game now sitting four points adrift from St Kilda in 10th.
There’s no shame in losing to the Cats in Geelong, but the Dogs were again their own worst enemy blowing a healthy three-goal lead at quarter-time with some basic accuracy woes.
On the plus side, Luke Beveridge has to be happy with the way his side performed around the stoppages, while the Dogs also managed to apply plenty of pressure inside their back-half early on.
Neither team fills you with much confidence at this point in the season, but statistically, the Dogs do look a safer bet averaging nearly four more scoring shots a game, and six more inside 50s compared to Fremantle.
The Dockers probably have the edge defensively, but they’ll be lacking some extra class with skipper Nat Fyfe still on the sideline.
You could also argue the Dogs have much more to play for with their season virtually on the line, and given they’ve played to a 7-5 record on the back of a loss, they look to be the play.
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Western Bulldogs vs Fremantle Dockers Teams
B: Williams, Keath, Cordy
HB: Treloar, Darcy, Dale
C: Richards, Liberatore, Smith
HF: Johannisen, Bruce, Dunkley
F: Weightman, Naughton, Ugle-Hagan
FOL: English, Bontempelli, Macrae
I/C: West, McNeil, Daniel, Garcia
EMG: Martin, Vandermeer, McLean, Khamis
IN: Keath, Treloar, Darcy
OUT: Khamis, Hannan, McComb (all omitted), Gardner (injured)
B: Chapman, Cox, Walker
HB: Young, Pearce, Ryan
C: Clark, Brayshaw, Acres
HF: Schultz, Lobb, Serong
F: Frederick, Taberner, Walters
FOL: Darcy, Brodie, Aish
I/C: Logue, Tucker, Mundy, O?Driscoll
EMG: Banfield, Johnson, Henry, Wilson
IN: Tucker, O?Driscoll
OUT: Henry, Colyer (both omitted), Banfield (sub)