We take a look at Sunday afternoons (25/8/2019) AFL 2019 Week 23 match is between the Western Bulldogs and Adelaide Crows. The Adelaide Crows have seemingly blown their chance at finals this year but the Bulldogs need to win to secure their spot in the top 8.
When: Sunday August 25, 1:10pm
Where: Mars Stadium (Ballarat)
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
The Dogs need to beat the Crows on Sunday in Ballarat to guarantee their spot in the finals and they’re odds on to do just that. The Crows have lost four of their past five games and while they’re still a chance of playing finals, they’ll need other results to go their way if they are to make an unlikely September appearance.
A 61-point thumping of GWS gave the Dogs a much needed four points and percentage boost ahead of this match and as winners of three of their past five games, they bring good form into this game.
The Crows fell flat in a must-win game against Collingwood, losing by 11 goals.
This is their first match at Ballarat’s Mars Stadium, where the Dogs are 2-2 all time, but beat the Lions at the country Victorian ground by 16 points earlier this season.
Overall the Dogs are 13-8 covering the handicap, with the Crows just 9-12. Adelaide are a sinking ship The Wolf is happy to jump off and the Dogs should have no trouble accounting for them at their new home away from home.
Tip: Western Bulldogs at $1.33
Value Tip: First Goal Scorer: Darcy Fogarty at $14
B Taylor Duryea, Lewis Young, Hayden Crozier
HB Jason Johannisen, Zaine Cordy, Easton Wood
C Lachie Hunter, Marcus Bontempelli, Ed Richards
HF Bailey Dale, Josh Schache, Sam Lloyd
F Bailey Smith, Aaron Naughton, Toby McLean
FOL Tim English, Josh Dunkley, Jack Macrae
I/C Matthew Suckling, Jackson Trengove, Rhylee West, Patrick Lipinski, Callum Porter, Will Hayes, Bailey Williams, Roarke Smith (Four to be omitted)
IN Tim English, Rhylee West, Callum Porter, Bailey Williams, Roarke Smith
OUT Tory Dickson (Injured)
NEW Callum Porter
B Rory Laird, Daniel Talia, Luke Brown
HB Brodie Smith, Jake Kelly, Wayne Milera
C Paul Seedsman, Brad Crouch, David Mackay
HF Chayce Jones, Taylor Walker, Tom Lynch
F Eddie Betts, Darcy Fogarty, Richard Douglas
FOL Sam Jacobs, Matt Crouch, Rory Sloane
I/C Hugh Greenwood, Riley Knight, Bryce Gibbs, Kyle Hartigan, Andy Otten, Alex Keath, Reilly O’Brien, Lachlan Murphy (Four to be omitted)
IN Hugh Greenwood, Riley Knight, Andy Otten, Alex Keath
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change