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Western Bulldogs vs Geelong Cats Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds - Cats to win battle with Dogs

  • Western Bulldogs hosts Geelong Cats at Metricon Stadium in Queensland
  • Geelong are looking for five wins in a row
  • The Dogs are bidding for their third straight win
  • The game gets underway at 10.50am BEST on Friday
Western Bulldogs vs Geelong Betting Tips, Preview & Odds
Aaron Naughton is the big target down forward for the Dogs (Getty Images)

Western Bulldogs face a test of their finals credentials when they take on an in-form Geelong Cats looking for five straight wins when the sides meet at Metricon Stadium on Friday.

Western Bulldogs Form


The Bulldogs have finally found some much needed form. Even if it was only against Adelaide and Melbourne, all wins count the same on the ladder.

If they are going to keep their spot in the eight, this is the season where you cannot just beat the bottom half of the ladder. The Dogs are going to need to match it with the top sides and that is exactly where Geelong could be come the end of the season.

Marcus Bontempelli has been the key to defeating Geelong in recent times, having 27 touches, eight score involvements and a goal the last time the two teams met.

Western Bulldogs Team News


*Round 13 teams listed as Round 14 teams are unavailable

FB: E. Wood, A. Keath, C. Daniel
HB: B. Williams, R. Gardner, H. Crozier
C: E. Richards, J. Macrae, L. Hunter
HF: T. McLean, J. Bruce, M. Wallis
FF: T. Liberatore, A. Naughton, P. Lipinski
FOL: T. English, M. Bontempelli, J. Dunkley
I/C: B. Smith, L. Vandermeer, B. Cavarra, J. Johannisen

Geelong Cats Form


Having won their last four games, including a win against St Kilda and Port Adelaide, the Cats are well on their way to proving a force in the Finals this season.

Geelong just did the job against Adelaide last week. But the Cats are in the top three sides this season, along with West Coast and probably Brisbane, and deservedly so after stringing together some super consistent form.

Geelong Cats Form & Team News


Geelong see their skipper Joel Selwood return to the side to strengthen things even more.

*Round 13 teams listed as Round 14 teams are unavailable

FB: J. Kolodjashnij, L. Henderson, M. O'Connor
HB: J. Henry, M. Blicavs, T. Stewart
C: M. Duncan, P. Dangerfield, S. Menegola
HF: L. Dalhaus, G. Rohan, E. Ratugolea
FF: B. Close, T. Hawkins, G. Miers
FOL: R. Stanley, C. Guthrie, B. Parfitt
I/C: J. Clark, J .Steven, J. Bews, T. Atkins

Western Bulldogs vs Geelong Cats Head To Head

Geelong have won three of their last five clashes, but the Dogs took out their latest meeting in July last year when Bontempelli dominated the match.

They also caused an upset in 2018 when defeating the Cats by two points.

Based on the Cats' recent form, the Dogs may have some trouble beating them, but as said they are no strangers to causing an upset.

Western Bulldogs vs Geelong Cats Betting Odds

The Dogs have been installed as the 2.50 outsiders while the Cats look a good bet at 1.54.

The line has been set for Geelong at -9.5.

Western Bulldogs vs Geelong Cats Match Up

Geelong's Lachie Henderson will have the match up on in-form Western Bulldogs forward Aaron Naughton, the young 20-year-old who kicked six goals last week.

Henderson seems to have rejuvenated his career this season, having been injury free and playing some real strong footy and rarely being beaten.

Naughton still has so much to learn but has all the talent in the world that could see him be one of the games strongest forwards in the next couple of seasons. Last week could very well have been his breakout game which would give him incredible confidence heading into this game.

Western Bulldogs vs Geelong Cats Key Stats

  • Geelong has won the first quarter in 13 of its last 14 matches against the Dogs.
  • Mitch Duncan has recorded 20+ disposals in each of Geelong's last six matches.
  • Tom Liberatore has recorded 20+ disposals in five of his six games at Metricon this season.

Western Bulldogs vs Geelong Cats FAQ

Where is the Western Bulldogs vs Geelong Cats taking place?

The Western Bulldogs vs Geelong is played at Metricon Stadium on the Gold Coast.

What time does the Western Bulldogs vs Geelong Cats start?

The Western Bulldogs vs Geelong is on Friday, August 28 at 10.50am BST

Can I watch a live stream of the Western Bulldogs vs Geelong Cats game?

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Verdict

We will be backing Geelong to win the match at the short odds.

Best Bet: Geelong To Win @-185.19 at BetMGM - 10 Units

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