Round 4 in the 2019 AFL season is set to be an thrilling one with some massive clashes on the cards throughout the week and weekend. The second game of the week sees Collingwood Magpies take on the Western Bulldogs at the MCG under Friday night lights.
Can the pies come back and beat the doggies this week to continue their march towards finals. Or will the dogs be too score heavy and beat the talented pies?
Friday 12th of April, 7.50pm AEST, MCG
The pies have started off their season in quite the disappointment as they have only won one game from the first three. Losing to Geelong in Round 1 can be tolerated and then backed up with a Thursday night win against the Tigers in Round 2. Round 3 saw the grand final rematch and it was much the same as we saw last year. The West Coast Eagles were simply too good for the Pies again and ended up winning by 22.
Collingwood face the (arguably) better matched opponent in the Doggies. Can the pies put together a better game and beat the dogs?
Look For: Collingwood have scored 3 goals in the first quarter in every game so far. They have lead at the first break by more than a goal in every game so far.
The Dogs beat a fiery Sydney at home in Round 1, they were able to hold Sydney off and win by 17. They then beat the Hawks at the MCG in emphatic style to win by 19. All things were looking great for the dogs until Round 3 where they lost to the Gold Coast Suns. Most people predicted the suns would win the wooden spoon. The Dogs had more uncontested, contested possessions, 18 more inside 50’s than the Suns but still couldn’t get the job done. I think they will get it right this week and put some better numbers together.
The Bulldogs have been given a nice handy start being at +31.5. I believe it will be a lot closer than this.
Look For: Jack Macrae. He is averaging a little over 33 disposals per game, will the pies put a tag on him to stop his influence?
Pies in a close one. Pies by 8.