AFL Round 3, Dogs v. Swans, Tips & Preview


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

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