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Western Bulldogs vs Gold Coast AFL betting tips – Rd 10, 2022

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Western Bulldogs vs Gold Coast Suns AFL Betting Odds & Game Info
Best odds Western Bulldogs $1.48 at Neds | Gold Coast $2.88 at BetOnline
When Saturday, May 21 | 1:45pm AEST
Where Mars Stadium, Ballarat
Last time they met Gold Coast 11.13.79 – Western Bulldogs 14.6.90 (Rd 18, 2021)
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Can the Western Bulldogs string wins together when they meet the surging Suns at Mars Stadium this Saturday for a round 10 mini-blockbuster?

After a very scratchy start to the season, the Bulldogs finally showed glimpses of their best when they rolled the Magpies by 48 points in round nine. The Dogs are going win-loss-win-loss, and anyone who has ever played roulette will tell you that patterns continue, and we should therefore load up on the Suns here.

Punters love nothing more than a reliable conveyance, but the Dogs are proving very hot and cold in 2022. They now sit just outside the top eight and might have some momentum building, but we remain unimpressed by their lack of consistency. Their worst football is just dreadful, and the gap between their best and worst is a yawning chasm. We still have the Dogs ‘on trust’ at this point.

As we love to point out whenever pertinent, young sporting teams live and die based on confidence levels. Winning players swing into midweek training with a smile of their face and are happy to watch tape, talk strategy, learn new skills, and hang out with their teammates. Losing teams, on the other hand, become infected with crippling negativity.

The Gold Coast Suns proved this point with a dominant win over the high-flying Dockers in round nine. Having shocked the Swans in Sydney in round eight, the Suns had a swagger and belief that was unstoppable in soggy conditions. This victory will add further confidence to the playing group, and the Suns are a live chance here.

Key matchup: Aaron Naughton vs Mabior Chol

We are going to match-up some key forwards here in what might be a low-scoring affair. Mabior Chol is emerging as an instrumental piece of the Gold Coast puzzle. He is a very tricky man to stop – tall, lanky, fast in bursts, strong, and adept at ground level. He looked surefooted in the rain against Freo and booted four majors. He and Levi Casboult make a formidable attacking duo. At the other end of the park, Aaron Naughton will be looking to get off the leash and kick a bag. Naughton runs hot and cold, much like the Dogs themselves, and appears to have some attitude issues, but has the attributes required to be a dominant key forward. It could come down to which of Chol and Naughton has the bigger impact inside 50.

Western Bulldogs vs Gold Coast Suns betting strategy

Having recorded impressive victories against higher-ranked opponents, both at home and away, the Suns will fancy their chances here. The Dogs are warm favourites, but we are expecting a competitive encounter. Online bookmakers have set the line at 15.5 points, which might prove decisive at Mars Stadium, not a regular AFL venue. We are sticking with the Suns +15.5 and will tune in for what promises to be an intriguing contest.

Western Bulldogs vs Gold Coast Suns same-game multi

To sprinkle some value onto this game we will be linking the Suns at the line with some of their hottest players. Suns +15.5, into Mabior Chol 2+ goals, into Touk Miller 25+ disposals will return a respectable $3.63 at Ladbrokes. Our same-game multis are running hot, so don’t miss out on this value.

Gold Coast +15.5 / Chol 2+ goals / Miller 25+ disposals


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