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Brisbane Lions vs Western Bulldogs Predictions & Tips - Lions to make home advantage count

  • Brisbane Lions vs Western Bulldogs tips for Saturday's AFL Semi-Final
  • The match is being played at the Gabba (10.30am BST)
  • Brisbane have won their last 9 matches at The Gabba
  • Who will book a spot in the Preliminary Finals?
  • Match preview, predictions and latest team news
Brisbane Lions vs Western Bulldogs
Brisbane Lions are tipped to defeat the Western Bulldogs (Getty)
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Justin Darcy 02 Sep 2021
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Brisbane Lions vs Western Bulldogs Predictions


After a disappointing loss to minor premiers Melbourne Demons last week, Brisbane get a second chance at finals glory and are tipped to make home advantage count in the Semi-Final.
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  • Head to Head
  • Brisbane Lions Form
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  • Western Bulldogs Team List
  • Brisbane Lions vs Western Bulldogs FAQs

Western Bulldogs ended their poor form when beating Essendon Bombers in last week's Elimination Final, but this is much tougher.

  • Brisbane Lions have won their last 9 matches at the Gabba.
  • Brisbane Lions have won 3 of their last 4 matches.
  • Brisbane Lions' Joe Daniher has kicked 3+ goals in his last 4 matches at the Gabba.
  • Western Bulldogs have failed to cover the line in their last 5 matches at the Gabba.
  • Western Bulldogs have lost 3 of their last 4 matches.

Head to Head


The Bulldogs have won six of the last eight clashes against the Lions, including earlier this season in a 73-54 victory at Mars Stadium.

The last time these two faced off at the Gabba was in August of last year when the Lions came away four goal winners with a 96-72 success.

Brisbane Lions Form


The Lions were a tall man down last week against Melbourne Demons with Dan McStay going down in the first quarter, and it showed.

The Brisbane forward line was always going to struggle against the all-star Melbourne defence from then on and they slipped to a 93-60 loss in the qualifying final.

Brisbane now return to the Gabba where they clearly play their best footy. They have won nine in a row in front of their home crowd.

Brisbane Lions Team News


The Lions are going to miss Dan McStay this week through injury, while Jaxon Prior has been left out.

In come Jack Payne and Deven Robertson.

Ryan Lester and Callum Ah Chee are listed among the emergencies after injury.

Brisbane Lions Team List


B: M.Adams, D.Gardiner, B.Starcevich
HB: G.Birchall, H.Andrews, D.Rich
C: H.McCluggage, D.Zorko, M.Robinson
HF: L.McCarthy, T.Fullarton, Z.Bailey
F: K.Coleman, J.Daniher, C.Cameron
FOLL: O.McInerney, J.Lyons, L.Neale
I/C: D.Robertson, J.Berry, N.Cockatoo, J.Payne
EMG: C.Ah Chee, R.Lester, R.Mathieson, C.Ballenden

Western Bulldogs Form


The Bulldogs' form really dipped in their final three rounds of the home and away season as they lost to Essendon Bombers, Hawthorn and Port Adelaide.

That run not only cost them the top spot on the ladder and the minor premiership, but also a top four spot in such a condensed ladder.

The Dogs made amends of sorts last week against Essendon with a star performance from Cody Weightman contributing to a 85-36 win to keep their season alive. 

Western Bulldogs Team News


The Bulldogs are unchanged. 

Zaine Cordy was a late withdrawal last week against the Dons, but has been listed among the emergencies along with Jason Johannisen.

Western Bulldogs Team List


B: E.Wood, A.Keath, B.Williams
HB: T.Duryea, R.Gardner, B.Dale
C: A.Treloar, J.Dunkley, L.Hunter
HF: L.Vandermeer, A.Naughton, B.Smith
F: T.Liberatore, T.English, C.Weightman
FOLL: Le. Young, J.Macrae, M.Bontempelli
I/C: J.Schache, M.Hannan, C.Daniel, R.Smith
EMG: M.Wallis, Z.Cordy, A.Scott, J.Johannisen

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Verdict

Playing in Brisbane's backyard and having to quarantine in the build up, Western Bulldogs have their backs against the wall. Brisbane Lions can continue their winning record at the Gabba and take this one by 1-39 points.

Joe Daniher is tipped in the goalscorer markets.

Best Bet: Brisbane Win Match Result $1.60 at Ladbrokes Australia - 5 Units
Value Bet: Brisbane 1-39 Winning Margin $2.20 at Neds - 2 Units

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