Western Bulldogs v Melbourne betting tips, prediction and odds; AFL round 11 preview
Welcome to our Western Bulldogs v Melbourne tips, predictions and odds analysis for their AFL round 11 clash at Marvel Stadium on Friday night.
Both of these teams have dropped just one game this season, to sit two games clear in first and second on the ladder, with this a potential preview of a blockbuster final later in the year.
The Bulldogs are coming off a 111-point demolition of St Kilda, but did suffer a massive blow, with star recruit Adam Treloar’s injury woes continuing at his new club after suffering a three-month ankle injury.
Melbourne put in a below-par performance against Adelaide last outing to go down by a point, punctuated by the Crows’ ability to avoid the Demons’ intercepting defenders.
Treloar’s injury adds to a growing toll at the Bulldogs which includes prime mover Josh Dunkley (knee), Easton Wood (hamstring) and ruckman Tim English (concussion), although the latter may return to confront Melbourne ruck ace Max Gawn.
Melbourne will again be without Jack Viney after he suffered a setback to an injured toe, but Christian Salem (soreness) and former captain Nathan Jones (hamstring) could be recalled.
Continue reading for our free Western Bulldogs v Melbourne betting tips and winner prediction for their Marvel Stadium clash on Friday night.
|Start:||7.50pm AEST, May 28|
|Venue:||Marvel Stadium, Melbourne|
|Head-to-head odds:||Western Bulldogs ($1.67) v Melbourne ($2.23)|
|Line betting:||Western Bulldogs -6.5 ($1.90) v Melbourne +6.5 ($1.90)|
|Premiership odds:||Western Bulldogs $4.50; Melbourne $5.50|
Bulldogs v Melbourne tips
WGL’s AFL betting guru has assessed the markets and found some value Western Bulldogs v Melbourne tips:
Either team by under 15.5 points (tribet)
These two teams are evenly matched on paper, particularly with the Bulldogs missing several stars, which leads us to think it will be a closely fought battle that could go either way. Aussies bookies allow you to bet on either team to win by under 15 points, which is paying $2.63.
Cody Weightman to kick 2+ goals
Young Bulldogs small Cody Weightman has impressed this season with five goals from two matches and we think he looms as a key in this clash. With the Demons so well stocked for key defenders, we can see plenty of chaos balls playing to Weightman’s strengths. He is paying a juicy $2.70 to kick 2+ goals.
Bontempelli & Petracca both to score 100+ supercoach points
There are no two bigger names than Marcus Bontempelli and Christian Petracca in the AFL at the moment, with the pair amongst the top chances for the Brownlow Medal. We really like the idea of a same-game multi featuring the pair of them to both score over 100 Super Coach points. This should be paying around $4.50 later in the week.
Western Bulldogs v Melbourne Demons prediction 28/5/2021
The Western Bulldogs midfield is beginning to look a little frail with Treloar, Dunkley and ruckmen Tim English and Stef Martin out injured. While this is an area they can cover, we will get a much better idea of how they are really coping without the midfield guns against a Dees team that will be hell-bent on bouncing back after a horrible showing against the Crows. Melbourne will attempt to cash in on Gawn’s ruck dominance in this one, while the ongoing puzzle of their best forward setup will again be on display. This is one clash we think we might be better off not betting on the winner. Our final Bulldogs v Melbourne prediction? Demons by seven points.
Bulldogs v Demons match details
Free to air: Channel Seven. Subscription TV: Foxtel; streaming/IPTV: Kayo; Mobile: Kayo
All of the top Australian betting sites will offer markets on the AFL.
The game starts at 7:50pm AEST, Friday, May 28, 2021.
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