19.13 (127)
13.19 (97)
Etihad Stadium


This match-up could quite easily be game of the round. It almost serves as sudden death for the two sides, with the loser in serious danger of missing the finals.

Essendon weren’t entirely convincing in their win over North Melbourne, but still managed to claim the four points. Keep an eye on Cale Hooker to see how he responds after being heavily criticised for his behaviour against the Roos.

The Dogs claimed a big win last weekend and are now looking to build towards a finals push. They do lose Dale Morris to a broken arm, meanwhile Jake Stringer won’t return for at least another week. Due to this and the potency of the Dons’ forward line, Essendon have a big chance to take the four points.

Tip: Bombers by 11

Team Line-Ups

IN Tory Dickson, Travis Cloke, Lukas Webb
OUTJack Redpath, Dale Morris, M. Honeychurch
IN No change
FB 34 Bailey Williams 12 Zaine Cordy 39 J. Johannisen
FF 13 Orazio Fantasia 6 Joe Daniher 17 James Stewart
HB 10 Easton Wood 2 Lewis Young 1 M. Suckling
HF 4 Jobe Watson 26 Cale Hooker 21 Dyson Heppell
C 7 Lachie Hunter 4 M. Bontempelli 31 Bailey Dale
C 7 Zach Merrett 9 Brendon Goddard 3 Darcy Parish
HF 16 Toby McLean 42 Liam Picken 29 Tory Dickson
HB 8 Martin Gleeson 18 Michael Hurley 12 Mark Baguley
FF 2 Bob Murphy 13 Travis Cloke 6 Luke Dahlhaus
FB 1 Andrew McGrath 36 Michael Hartley 47 James Kelly

Team Stats

374 Disposals 397
137 Contested Possessions 124
227 Kicks 202
147 Handballs 195
21 Free Kicks 16
36 Clearances 22
19 Centre Clearances 13
17 Stoppages 9
53 Inside 50 50
107 Marks 109
16 Marks in 50 13
7 Contested Marks 12
38 Tackles 55
25 Hit-Outs 40

Player Stats

Western Bulldogs

Bailey Dale9615411
Bailey Williams1421643
Caleb Daniel12719621
Easton Wood52732
Jackson Macrae1213257214
Jason Johannisen126184114
Jordan Roughead109195224211
Lachie Hunter187259411
Lewis Young6284111
Liam Picken98173151
Lukas Webb7512111121
Luke Dahlhaus1013235124
Marcus Bontempelli17623723123
Matthew Suckling118196211
Mitch Wallis61218413
Bob Murphy11819312111
Shane Biggs2272911
Toby McLean9101911211
Tom Liberatore9514411311
Tory Dickson639631
Travis Cloke7310531111
Zaine Cordy551051

Essendon Bombers

Andrew McGrath2111312
Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti94134131
Brendon Goddard1312257215
Cale Hooker581371112
Conor McKenna11819214
Darcy Parish131629512211
David Myers7121913
David Zaharakis151732512411
Dyson Heppell1217294251
James Kelly8715712
James Stewart117188111
Jayden Laverde167121
Jobe Watson61420514
Joe Daniher1531811322164
Mark Baguley10616824
Martin Gleeson6410313
Michael Hartley551031
Michael Hurley21930132
Orazio Fantasia99186421
Tom Bellchambers325337111
Travis Colyer871531311
Zach Merrett12112331141


  Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
5.4 (34) 8.9 (57) 15.10 (100) 19.13 (127)
4.5 (29) 7.10 (52) 11.15 (81) 13.19 (97)






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