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Ben Darvill 24 Mar 2023
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  • Western Bulldogs vs St Kilda tips for Saturday's AFL Round 2 match (08:25 GMT)
  • The Bulldogs lost to the Melbourne Demons in their opening game 
  • St Kilda defeated Fremantle Dockets in Round 1
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Western Bulldogs vs St Kilda (Getty Images)
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Western Bulldogs vs St Kilda Predictions


The Western Bulldogs arrive for this one on the back of a 115-65 humbling at the hands of Melbourne Demons in the first round. 
  • Western Bulldogs vs St Kilda Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • Western Bulldogs Form 
  • Western Bulldogs Team News 
  • Western Bulldogs Team List 
  • St Kilda Form 
  • St Kilda Team News
  • St Kilda Team List

St Kilda were excellent in Round 1 as they edged past the Fremantle Dockers in a 67-52 win, but I'm backing a reaction from the Bulldogs to last week's no-show.

Head to Head


The Bulldogs have won the last two matches between the pair, triumphing 84-56 in 2022 which followed a 144-33 humiliation of their opponents in 2021. 

Western Bulldogs Form 

 
The Western Bulldogs were hugely frustrating in their opening match as their old failings came back to bite them again in a 115-65 loss to Melbourne Demons.

The 100+ points they conceded was a hugely worrying way to start the season, and it is something they managed five times in the 2022 campaign. 

Put this alongside turnovers and struggles keeping the ball and the Bulldogs have some serious questions to answer.

Western Bulldogs Team News 


Rory Lobb underwent ankle surgery and is out along with the also injured Adam Treloar, who has hamstring tightness.

Mitch Hannan and Jason Johannisen have been left out after quiet performances last time out. 

In come Hayden Crozier, Rhylee West and Riley Garcia.

Western Bulldogs Team List 


B: Duryea, Jones, Crozier
HB: Dale, Keath, Richards
C: Williams, Bontempelli, Baker
HF: Smith, Darcy, Ugle-Hagan
F: Scott, Naughton, West
FOLL: English, Liberatore, Macrae
I/C: Daniel, McLean, Bruce, Garcia
EMG: Khamis, McComb, McNeil, Sweet

St Kilda Form 


St Kilda arrive for this one on the back of one of the performances of the round as they opened their campaign with a stunning 67-52 win over Fremantle Dockers.

Despite a swathe of injuries, St Kilda put in a superb defensive performance that had the Dockers in a choke hold throughout the match. 

St Kilda Team News


Jimmy Webster (hand) and Jack Bytel (knee) are both out this weekend.

Seb Ross comes back into the Saints side.

St Kilda Team List


B: Battle, Howard, Wilkie
HB: Stocker, Sinclair, Wanganeen-Milera
C: Wood, Steele, Byrnes
HF: Phillipou, Hill, Owens
F: Cordy, Gresham, Caminiti
FOLL: Marshall, Crouch, Ross
I/C: Paton, Clark, Higgins, Butler
EMG: Windhager, Highmore, Peris, Campbell

Verdict

I am backing the Bulldogs to secure their first win of the campaign. St Kilda were good in game one, but I am predicting the Dogs produce a reaction and cover the line in this one. 

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