Watch Western Bulldogs vs Brisbane Lions Live Stream - Saturday 10 April 05:45

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Saturday 10 April 05:45

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A tough-scheduled start to 2021 continues for the Lions as they head to regional Victoria, Ballarat, for a game against the flying Dogs who will look to grow their franchise in the area throughout the week.  The Dogs are 2nd and unbeaten in the competition after 3 wins to start their 2021, which has seen their title odds sliced to $9, following their annihilation of North Melbourne last weekend.  Brisbane took all game to get the job done, as finally they won in 2021 against Collingwood, thanks to a post-siren goal, giving them a 1-point win; their premiership odds now stand at $10.  Windy, showery conditions is set to mar the occasion in Ballarat, making viewing and playing the game tricky for spectators and players alike.

The Bulldogs, like so many teams that are in fine form, have few injuries and just one change from the squad that was miles too good for Norths last weekend, as Gardner is injured.  They will name a medical substitute emergency player closer to game-time, and no other players have been left out of the in-form squad, searching for a 4th straight win.  Brisbane are a stronger team on paper this week, no doubt!  They have included Oscar McInerney, Jarrod Berry and Darcy Gardiner, while Payne is injured and Ah Chee, Ballenden and Prior all youngsters with limited experience are not needed this week.

Brisbane have outplayed the Dogs in their last two encounters as they won in 2020 at home, by a fairly comfortable 24 point margin, while their win in 2019, also at the Gabba was by 18 points.  The last win for the Dogs came back in May 2019 against Brisbane, when they won by 16, here in Ballarat, so that is a game that Brisbane will have analysed and strive to avoid.  The Dogs are playing so well, that they are $1.50 favourites to win this game, while Brisbane who did break their 2021 duck last weekend are handicapped at -12 points and $2.60 chances of moving their season in the right direction.

PREDICTION: 1-3 is not an option for the Lions if they want to finish top 4, Brisbane by 10.

BETTING TIP: $2.90 is good odds although a bit short for Brisbane, if betting companies stand by their conviction of making the Dogs that short, to win by by 1-12.

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