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Western Bulldogs vs Sydney Swans Tips
- Round 17 fixture will be held at Melbourne's Marvel Stadium
- The Bulldogs have won 2 in a row and 3 of 4
- The Swans are coming off a win to snap a two-game skid
The Bulldogs are out to beat the Swans in Melbourne. (Michael Willson/AFL Photos via Getty Images)
The Dogs will be eager to maintain top spot on the ladder for another week, but they’ve definitely got their work cut out against a Swans side that just belted West Coast by 92 points in Geelong.
Sydney has been a difficult team to get a read on at times this year, but the way they moved the footy around last week reminded everyone that they are indeed a serious premiership contender.
That shouldn’t faze a Bulldogs team that handed West Coast their own blowout loss a fortnight ago prior to an equally impressive win against North last week, though.
The Dogs have bounced back nicely following a couple of losses to flag fancies Melbourne and Geelong earlier in the year, and with the forward line firing on all cylinders, it will be interesting to see how Sydney plans to combat the likes of Josh Bruce and Aaron Naughton up forward.
On the flip side, the Dogs will need to come up with their own strategy for Buddy Franklin after the star forward snapped three in the win last week over the Eagles.
Stats wise, both teams rank bottom five in goals allowed, so it’s safe to say the backlines will go a long way to deciding the outcome.
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