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The Western Bulldogs have their eye on a top eight spot, and the Melbourne Demons are probably the team they’ll need to catch. Join The Roar for live scores from 1:45pm (AEST).
In danger of falling out of the finals race, the Bulldogs got themselves back on track with a thumping in over winless Adelaide last week. They’ll need to keep it up, however – they’re four points and considerable percentage out of the eight, but both eighth-place Melbourne and ninth-place GWS have a game in hand.
The Demons find themselves in rich form, having won their previous three matches by an average of 55 points. Question marks remain over their ability to knock off the top sides, but they’ll take plenty of confidence into this one knowing a win would give them one foot in the finals.
The Dogs triumphed by eight points in their last meeting with the Dees, snapping a three-game losing run in this head-to-head. The Doggies are 3-2 on the Gold Coast this year, while Melbourne lost on their only visit by four points to Brisbane.
Opening bounce: 1:45pm (AEST)
Venue: Metricon Stadium, Gold Coast
TV: Fox Sports
Live stream: Kayo Sports, Foxtel, AFL Live Pass