|Western Bulldogs vs St Kilda Saints AFL Betting Odds and Game Info|
|AFL betting odds||Bulldogs $1.28 at Sportsbet | St Kilda $4 at Bet365|
|When||Saturday, May 22 at 7:25pm AEST|
|Where||Marvel Stadium – Melbourne, Victoria|
|Last time they met||St Kilda 10.7.67 – Western Bulldogs 9.10.64 (EF, 2020)|
|Watch live||Seven, Foxtel, Kayo|
The pundits are tipping an all-action affair this Saturday night when the Western Bulldogs and St Kilda Saints do battle at Marvel Stadium in round 10 of the 2021 AFL season.
The Saints would have won against the Geelong Cats last week if not for a nightmare performance in front of goal, kicking 5.17 despite the perfect conditions under the roof at Docklands.
Travelling to the Adelaide Oval to tackle the Power is one of the hardest trips in the AFL at the moment, yet the Bulldogs did enough to claim an impressive 19-point victory in round nine.
Rowan Marshall has gone under the knife following another injury to his foot, ruling out the St Kilda ruckman for this clash. Meanwhile, the Bulldogs will welcome back their ruckman Tim English this week after finally overcoming his concussion from round six.
Western Bulldogs vs St Kilda match preview
The Saints won both of their clashes with the Doggies in 2020, including their nail-biting elimination final decided by just three points. A lot has changed since then, however, as the Bulldogs sit second on the ladder while St Kilda occupies 11th place.
Almost all the Doggies’ midfielders are in excellent form, but there is one young gun to keep an eye on this weekend. Bailey Smith averaged 27 disposals against the Saints in shortened game-time last season, the most of any Bulldog across their two 2020 matches. Sportsbet.com.au is offering $1.91 for Smith to get 25 touches and $4 for him to break the 30-mark.
- Lachie Hunter
- Roarke Smith
- Cody Weightman
- Jason Johannisen
- Mitch Hannan
- Lachlan McNeil
- Anthony Scott
- Tom Liberatore
- Bailey Smith
- Alex Keath
- Josh Bruce
- Zaine Cordy
- Bailey Dale
- Marcus Bontempelli
- Aaron Naughton
- Jordon Sweet
- Jackson Macrae
- Adam Treloar
- Taylor Duryea
- Caleb Daniel
- Bailey Williams
- Hayden Crozier
- Lewis Young (Emg)
- Buku Khamis (Emg)
- Louis Butler (Emg)
- Riley Garcia (Emg)
- Coach: Luke Beveridge
- Max King
- Tim Membrey
- Jack Lonie
- Jack Higgins
- Josh Battle
- Dan Butler
- Bradley Hill
- Brad Crouch
- Jack Billings
- Jack Sinclair
- Dougal Howard
- Jimmy Webster
- Jarryn Geary
- Callum Wilkie
- James Frawley
- Patrick Ryder
- Jack Steele
- Seb Ross
- Hunter Clark
- Jack Bytel
- Ryan Byrnes
- Shaun McKernan
- Thomas Highmore (Emg)
- Leo Connolly (Emg)
- Darragh Joyce (Emg)
- Luke Dunstan (Emg)
- Coach: Brett Ratten
Key matchup: Josh Bruce vs Tim Membrey
Josh Bruce currently sits equal-second in the Coleman Medal race, but will he show up against his old side this Saturday? Tim Membrey has an excellent record against the Bulldogs, having slotted seven goals in his last three games against them. The former teammates could each kick multiple goals under the roof at Marvel Stadium.
Western Bulldogs vs St Kilda betting tips
Western Bulldogs to win by 1-39 points
The Saints’ head-to-head form against the Bulldogs makes us want to believe in them, but without Rowan Marshall, Zak Jones and Jade Gresham, we will not take the upset. Marcus Bontempelli has carried the Bulldogs in their last two wins, and we expect him to dominate again this weekend. We have gone for the 1-39 margin since the Saints should be competitive following their slim loss to Geelong last round.
Western Bulldogs by 1-39 points
Bailey Smith to get 25+ disposals
Entering just his third AFL season, Bailey Smith is one of the most promising midfielders in the league. Smith has collected 25 or more disposals in five matches this season, including his blistering 36 against the Magpies in round one. The future superstar should see plenty of the footy again this weekend.
Bailey Smith 25+ disposals
Same game multi: 3 legs @ $9
Without both Rowan Marshall and Paddy Ryder on the park, it is hard to see St Kilda winning this weekend. Tim Membrey will need to be the shining light up forward for the Saints during Max King’s horror form slump, while Bailey Smith will star in the midfield for the Dogs.
Bulldogs 1-39 / B. Smith 25+ disposals / Membrey 2+ goals
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