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  • Western Bulldogs vs North Melbourne predictions for Sunday's AFL Round 16 match
  • The match is being played at Marvel Stadium (7.40am BST)
  • North Melbourne have lost their last 9 games at Marvel Stadium
  • The Dogs are tipped to cover a big handicap
  • Preview, stats, team news & predictions
Western Bulldogs vs North Melbourne Tips
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Western Bulldogs vs North Melbourne Predictions


The Bulldogs were devastating last Sunday against the Eagles, winning by 55 points in Perth. They thumped North Melbourne by 128 points in Round 3 and another big win is predicted.

  • Western Bulldogs have the highest percentage in the competition 
  • Western Bulldogs lead the AFL this season for points per game, goal assists per game and clearances per game
  • Western Bulldogs won by 128 points when the sides met in Round 3
  • North Melbourne have lost their last 9 games at Marvel Stadium


Head to Head


From their last 10 clashes, the Bulldogs lead the head to head battle 7-3 over North Melbourne.

The Western Bulldogs defeated North Melbourne by a whopping 128 points in Round 3 this season, which was the last game between these two sides.

Western Bulldogs Form


With key injuries in Round 14 and the Cats chancing their arm in a winning end-to-end move in the last minute, the Bulldogs can consider themselves unlucky not to be on top of the ladder.

They were able to dust themselves off though, travelling west to belt a full strength Eagles in Perth last Sunday. Given they kicked 13.20, that could've easily have been an 80-90 point win.

With Geelong, Brisbane and Port Adelaide hot on their heels in pursuit of a top two spot, they can't be dropping this.


Western Bulldogs Team News


Key defender Ryan Gardiner injured his shoulder against the Eagles and will miss around 6-8 weeks.

Talented young back Lewis Young now gets his chance and is he replaces Gardiner in the 22.

Western Bulldogs Team List


B: Daniel, Keath, Williams
HB: Duryea, Cordy, Dale
C: Richards, Liberatore, Smith
HF: Johannisen, Naughton, Weightman
F: Scott, Bruce, Hunter
FOLL: English, Macrae, Bontempelli
I/C: Young, McLean, Wallis, Sweet
EMG: Lipinski, Schache, Wallis, Garcia

North Melbourne Form


After looking long odds to even win a game this season, North Melbourne have improved and their defence is starting to hold up better, conceding only nine goals in each of their last two games.

Back to Melbourne and facing the Bulldogs at Marvel is a completely different beast, and that was all too evident in Round 3 with an 128-point thumping dealt out by the red, white and blue on Good Friday.

While 120-point plus defeats aren't common and this appears a little unlikely to go to those levels again, the developing Kangaroos will do well to keep the margin under 10 goals.

North Melbourne Team News


Defender Kyron Hayden has been included in the North Melbourne 22 to face the Bulldogs this Sunday.

Atu Bosenavulagi (Medi-Sub) and ex-Bulldog Lachie Young (Omitted) make way.


North Melbourne Team List


B: Walker, McKay, Atley
HB: Ziebell, Tarrant, Hall
C: Dumont, Cunnington, McDonald
HF: Taylor, Larkey, Simpkin
F: Mahony, Stephenson, Zurhaar
FOLL: Goldstein, Davies-Uniacke, Thomas
I/C: Turner, Phillips, Hayden, Xerri
EMG: Scott, Polec, Ford, Campbell

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Verdict

While another 120+ point winning seems a stretch, the -49.5 line looks very attainable for the Bulldogs over North Melbourne this Sunday.

Happy to have a much smaller play on a bigger blowout and picking your own line with Sportsbet, the -75.5 is there at a $4 quote.

Best Bet: Western Bulldogs -49.5 Handicap @-111.11 at BetMGM - 4 Units
Value Bet: Western Bulldogs -75.5 Pick Your Own Line @300.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit

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