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AFL big clash on Sunday : GWS v Western Bulldogs : the Dogs represent good value.

GWS v Western Bulldogs
Sunday 3.20pm AEST
at Spotless Stadium, Sydney
GWS are the hottest ticket in town, kicking big scores and bringing in a five game winning streak to this match. They have dominated some lesser sides, like Gold Coast last week, along with an out-of-sorts Hawthorn along the way.
The Western Bulldogs have only lost two matches this year, to the undefeated North, and when unlucky against Hawthorn in a close one. Recent wins over Adelaide and Melbourne have been professional, and stand them in good stead for this test.
The Giants have made just one change to their side, with midfielder Toby Greene coming back for Jack Steele.
The Bulldogs will give a senior debut to defender Kieran Collins and recalled Lin Jong and Koby Stevens, with Jack Redpath and Matthew Boyd missing through suspension and Bailey Dale omitted.

The Bulldogs lead GWS 4-1 in their historical match-ups, but they have never met at this venue.
GWS have won 11 of 18 at Spotless Stadium under Leon Cameron, at +47% POT and 67% ATS, with 61% of games going the under. They’ve won eight of their last ten at the venue. Under Cameron, they have started favourite seven times at Spotless, winning all of them.
The Bulldogs leave Victoria for the first time this year. They travelled six times last season for two wins, covering the spread twice. Victorian sides have won five of 12 at Spotless Stadium since the start of 2013, at -46% POT and 25% ATS.
The free-scoring Giants against the miserly Dogs. It’s the fourth week in a row the Bulldogs are playing a side coming in with high-scoring form, and they are starting to show the strain of missing players like Murphy, Johannison, Suckling and now Matthew Boyd due to suspension.
GWS will have an advantage in the ruck, but the Dogs have been able to nullify their opposition advantage in that area in every game so far. Both midfields run deep and win high possession. The Dogs have the advantage on the inside, while the Giants should have them covered on the outside.
GWS have the edge in the respective forward-lines, while the Dogs do team defence better, and will be more battle-hardened off a tougher fixture.
Home ground advantage might just prove the key, and offence should win the day, but the Dogs represent good value.

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