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Geelong Cats vs Western Bulldogs Predictions & Tips - Dogs value to upset Cats

  • Geelong Cats vs Western Bulldogs predictions for Friday's AFL Round 14 match
  • The match is being played at GMHBA Stadium (10.50am BST)
  • Both sides sit inside the top three on the ladder
  • The Dogs are tipped to upset the Cats
  • Match preview, predictions and latest team news
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Geelong Cats vs Western Bulldogs Predictions


Two of the AFL's top three sides clash in a Friday night blockbuster. Both sides are in good form, making for an intriguing contest.

Despite a poor record in Geelong, this Dogs side are fresh following the bye and are value to cause an upset and win at GMHBA Stadium.

  • Both sides sit inside the top three on the ladder
  • Geelong Cats have won 9 of their 12 matches this season
  • Geelong have won their last 14 home matches against the Western Bulldogs
  • Western Bulldogs have won 10 of their 12 matches this season
  • Western Bulldogs are ranked 1st for points scored and for fewest conceded this season

Head-to-Head


Geelong lead their head-to-head count 14-2 from the last 16 outings. However, the last four have been shared equally.

The Cats took out the last clash at Metricon Stadium last year by 11 points after producing a big final quarter.

Geelong Cats Form


After starting off the season a little scrappy, the Cats have found their mojo and have their forward line firing.

Geelong are now on a five win streak and are up to third place on ladder following a 112-91 win over Port Adelaide last week.

This is going to be their toughest test since facing Richmond five rounds ago, maybe even a little tougher. But we did see them obliterate the Tigers 126-63 in an impressive display.

Geelong Cats Team News


Cam Guthrie has passed a test and comes back into the Cats side this week.

But Gryan Miers is not ready to return and will spend another week on the sidelines.

Shaun Higgins is managed this week in the only change.

Geelong Cats Team List


B: J. Bews, L. Henderson, J. Henry
HB: Z. Tuohy, T. Stewart, J. Kolodjashnij
C: I. Smith, C. Guthrie, S. Menegola
HF: L. Dahlhaus, J. Cameron, B. Close
F: P. Dangerfield, T. Hawkins, G. Rohan
FOLL: E. Ratugolea, M. Duncan, J. Selwood
I/C: M. O’Connor, T. Atkins, M. Blicavs, B. Parfitt
EMG: Q. Narkle, Z. Guthrie, S. Higgins, R. Stanley

Western Bulldogs Form


We know that at their best, the Dogs can toy with any rival. 

After being beaten 87-59 by Melbourne Demons in a top of the ladder clash in Round 11, they bounced back with a win against Fremantle.

The did it comfortably 93-65 in the west before enjoying the bye last weekend.

Now they come back against a firing Geelong side, but their youth and star midfield can dominate opposition sides and are fresh.

Western Bulldogs Team News


The Bulldogs are unchanged with Stefan Martin ready to go for Friday night's clash with Geelong after overcoming an AC joint injury picked up against Fremantle in Round 12. 

Former skipper Easton Wood is named among the emergencies for the game as he returns from a hamstring injury.

Western Bulldogs Team List


B: R. Gardner, A. Keath, H. Crozier
HB: T. Duryea, Z. Cordy, C. Daniel
C: B. Dale, T. Liberatore, L. Hunter
HF: J. Johannisen, J. Bruce, C. Weightman
F: M. Hannan, A. Naughton, T. English
FOLL: S. Martin, J. Macrae, M. Bontempelli
I/C: B. Smith, A. Scott, B. Williams, R. Smith
EMG: T. McLean, M. Wallis, E. Wood, J. Sweet

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Verdict

They have history to overcome but at the prices the Dogs are value to win this match.

Best Bet: Western Bulldogs To Win @126.00 at BetMGM - 3 Units

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