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2024 AFL Round 12 Preview – COLLINGWOOD v WESTERN BULLDOGS

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Racing and Sports will provide analysis of games in the 2024 AFL Season.

We'll endeavour to run through the form, incorporate appropriate stats and also supply a betting prediction which won't always just be who will win.


COLLINGWOOD v WESTERN BULLDOGS

Friday 31 May @ Marvel Stadium

Injuries have somewhat cruelled this game's quality but the contest remains one from off the top shelf.

Collingwood could well say they both won and lost 2 points from the draw in Perth.

The pre-game kudos was worthwhile given the amount of youngsters playing for them and the in-game respect was there given they lost Cox and Mihocek at critical times.

Could Naughton being out provide opportunity?
Could Naughton being out provide opportunity? Picture: Michael Dodge/Getty Images

As opposed to that, they got as far up as 4 goals halfway through the last and almost got run down. One errant attempt late was all that stood between the hard work coming right undone.

Their remaining troops face another side who effectively did the same thing against the Swans but got zero in return.

Losing Richards in the middle and Naughton up front helped to stop any realism of a win but it pushed the Bont forward and things got mobile.

Match Collingwood Western Bulldogs Ground
Last time they met 13.11 [89] 11.11 [77] Marvel
Last 10 matches 5 wins 5 wins  
Notes Last time 100+ kicked by either side was in 2017
Collingwood home game at the Dogs home ground

Reckoning here is playing at Marvel will suit the Dogs more. Yep they are missing Naughton but it gives Ugle-Hagan and Darcy more room to move. Pendlebury hurts the Pies.

They seem decent value in a close game albeit if it's close, you know who normally wins.

Match Selection: Western Bulldogs by 16 points

Suggested Bets: Western Bulldogs 1-39 @ $2.33 @ bet365


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