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Round 19 AFL Game of the Week Tips & Previews, Melbourne vs. Western Bulldogs

The best bets are in for the Saturday night clash between Melbourne and Western Bulldogs.

Best bets and value for head to head, first goal scorer and total points scored markets are ready to go.  

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July 24th 7:25pm

Western Bulldogs seeks revenge against Melbourne when the pair do battle in front of an empty MCG on Saturday night.

The Demons got the better of the Bulldogs in Round 11 with a 28-point victory as Clayton Oliver led the way with 33 disposals.

Melbourne was lucky to hold on to top spot on the ladder after coming away with a 79-all draw against Hawthorn, while the Bulldogs manufactured an 11-point win over a brave Gold Coast Suns. 

With rain predicted for this game, the intercept marking ability that the Demons pride their game off might be stifled. 

The handball chain happy Bulldogs will thrive on the wet weather footy if the rain does come. 

Bulldogs do look good value at the head to head.  

 Prediction: Western Bulldogs by 4 points.

Suggested Bet: Western Bulldogs head to head at $1.97


kysaiah pickett/Cody weightman

Given the likelihood of wet conditions we will side with the gun small forwards of both sides.

Kysaiah Pickett will be lurking the scene for the crumbs off the packs early in the game as he always does. 

Cody Weightman represents good value despite Aaron Naughton coming into the team and the attention he garners from the Dogs when going inside 50.  

It will be a hard Sherrin to mark so the smalls should come into play. 

Suggested Bet:
Kysaiah Pickett first goal scorer at $13
Cody Weightman first goal scorer at $12

total points scored

over 147.5

The game in dry conditions under the roof of Marvel Stadium back in Round 11 got to a combined score of 146 points.

With wet and windy weather forecast for Saturday night, this is likely going to turn into a slog fest. 

Expect a heap of stoppages and contested possessions in what will be a tight game. 

Suggested Bet: Total points under 145.5 points at $1.88

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