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AFL Round 3 Western Bulldogs vs. Sydney, Tips & Preview, Thursday 31st March

The pressure is ramped up and Marvel Stadium comes to life again as the Western Bulldogs take on the Sydney Swans with our team finding all the best bets.

Head to head, same game multis and all the markets you need to be across for a big clash between Western Bulldogs and Sydney.

The BetDeluxe team is ready to fire for Round 3 of the AFL season.

Western Bulldogs vs. Sydney swans

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The Western Bulldogs will try to avoid going 0-3 when they welcome the Sydney Swans to Marvel Stadium on Thursday night. 

It has been a whirlwind of a start to the year for the Bulldogs with a media frenzy involving coach Luke Beveridge and injuries causing headaches at The Kennel. 

Sydney, on the other hand, has had a faultless start to the season. 

After an 11-goal win in Round 1 against Essendon was followed up by a 30-point victory against Geelong, which saw Lance Franklin bring up his 1000th career goal. 

The Swans come up against a Bulldogs team coming off a 12-point loss against Carlton. 

John Longmire and his troops will know a wounded Bulldogs outfit is extremely dangerous to take lightly. 

There is every possibility midfield star Bailey Smith will be back after missing last week’s loss with a hip complaint, but gun key forward Aaron Naughton is in some doubt with calf cork. 

If Naughton does miss, the Bulldogs will struggle for a focal point inside forward 50. 

Sydney does have the most recent win between these teams having recorded a 79-60 win in Round 17 at Marvel Stadium last season. 

All signs point towards Sydney getting the four points here, especially if Naughton does not come up.

Suggested Bets: Sydney Swans +1.5 at $1.90

western bulldogs vs. sydney swans

total points over 174.5

Keep a close eye on the teams, but the unders looks the way to go here.

With Aaron Naughton in doubt with a sore calf, the Bulldogs are likely to struggle finding avenues to goal. 

Sydney has looked strong inside its forward half, but even stronger in defence after what we saw in its performance against Geelong. 

Last season’s game at Marvel Stadium only got up to 139 points and we can expect something similar here. 

Suggested Bets: Total points scored under 174.5 at $1.87

western bulldogs vs. carlton

same game multi

The Bulldogs struggled to clamp down on the Blues’ tall forwards last week and Hayden McLean is the tall timber for the Swans.

Buddy Franklin will get the attention and it should leave McLean to get a run and jump on the ball throughout the night. 

Jake Lloyd managed 33 disposals against the Dogs last season and he can definitely some good value to this same game multi. 

Get Lloyd in to get 30 disposals or more as well as returning Bulldog Bailey Smith to get 25 or more. 

Suggested Same Game Multi: 
Leg 1: Sydney Swans +1.5
Leg 2: Total points unders 174.5
Leg 3: J. Lloyd 30+ disposals
Leg 4: B. Smith 25+ disposals
Leg 5: H. McLean 2+ goals 
Combined odds = $26

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