Marvel Stadium will play host to Friday's Round 11 AFL game between Western Bulldogs and Melbourne Demons. The game kicks off at 7:50 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. Melbourne Demons game and give you our free tips and bets.
When: Friday May 28, 2021 at 7:50 pm
Where: Marvel Stadium
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Western Bulldogs vs Melbourne Demons Odds
Western Bulldogs vs Melbourne Demons Preview
It was a very contrasting round 10 for both of these sides.
Melbourne lost their first game of the season by the barest of margins at the Adelaide Oval while the Doggies gave St Kilda a touch up to the tune of 111 points.
It was a very ordinary performance from Melbourne who turned the football over 78 times in total during the game. This is an area of concern going forward as they put the football into the opposition side at an average of 72.8 per game this season which is the 2nd worst in the comp behind Sydney.
The Western Bulldogs percentage jumped to 161.9 with their huge win over St Kilda and their free flowing, attacking brand of football is the benchmark for other teams to either replicate or combat for the rest of the season.
The Dogs are 2nd for Uncontested Possessions and they turn the football over the second least amount of times of all teams in 2021 which is testament to the fact that they have scored the most amount of points as well.
The dogs will not get it all their own way with Melbourne’s back six being very solid all year and their defensive zone has been in unison all year which will make it tough for the Dogs to penetrate through the middle of the ground and out of defense.
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Western Bulldogs vs Melbourne Demons Teams
B: Duryea, Keath, Crozier
HB: Williams, Cordy, Daniel
C: Dale, Liberatore, Johannisen
HF: Hunter, Bruce, Weightman
F: English, Naughton, Bontempelli
FOLL: Sweet, Macrae, B.Smith
I/C: Lipinski, McNeil, R.Smith, Garcia
EMG: Le.Young, West, Butler, Gardner
IN: English, Lipinski, Garcia
OUT: Hannan, Treloar (both injured), Scott (managed), Le.Young (medical sub)
B: Hunt, May, Lever
HB: Salem, Petty, Hibberd
C: Brayshaw, Petracca, Langdon
HF: Jordon, McDonald, Melksham
F: Fritsch, Weideman, Spargo
FOLL: Gawn, Oliver, Pickett
I/C: Harmes, Jackson, Rivers, Neal-Bullen
EMG: Bowey, Sparrow, Chandler, Brown
OUT: Jetta (omitted), Sparrow (medical sub)