How to watch Western Bulldogs vs Brisbane Lions AFL live and match preview
Can the Lions inflict the first defeat on the brilliant Bulldogs in the 2021 AFL season?
Luke Beveridge's exciting Bulldogs are showing glimpses of their 2016 flag-winning form early in the new season. In the AFL's total goals tally, the table-topping Bulldogs (49) sat behind only fellow unbeaten outfit Sydney Swans (54) entering round 4.
The Lions will reap enormous confidence from their one-point win over Collingwood at the MCG last week. If they can beat the Bulldogs, we expect them to bank victories over Essendon and Carlton this month before a stern test against Port Adelaide at home.
When is Western Bulldogs vs Brisbane Lions?
This clash gets underway at 1:35pm AEST at Mars Stadium in Ballarat on Saturday 10 April.
How to watch Bulldogs vs Brisbane Lions live
Channel 7 shows a limited amount of AFL games each round and it varies from state to state. This match is on free-to-air on 7mate in Queensland, but nowhere else in the country.
The only way to get this game outside the Sunshine State and every single game live across the country is through subscription services Foxtel iQ, Foxtel Now and Kayo Sports. There is also Watch AFL if you are overseas. We have a full guide to the AFL season here.
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If you don't already subscribe to Kayo, you can get access to all it has to offer for no cost using its 14-day free trial. After the trial period, a Basic subscription is $25 a month and you can watch on two simultaneous screens. There is also a Premium option for $35 a month and a third screen. You can check it all out in our Kayo Sports review.
Kayo also has a range of unique features. SplitView lets you watch up to four sports at once on the same screen. There are also Interactive Stats, No Spoilers, Key Moments and more.
It's compatible with Macs and PCs, plus iOS and Android devices, Chromecast, Apple TV, Android TV, Telstra TV, Sony Bravia TV and Samsung TV (2017 or later).
Western Bulldogs vs Lions match preview
Bulldogs' star forward Josh Bruce now has 14 goals this year following his haul of 10 majors against the Kangaroos last weekend. It has already sparked debate on whether a player can kick 100 goals again this season. Lance Franklin was the last player to do it, kicking 102 goals for Hawthorn back in 2008.
We expect the Lions to claim this match following their morale-boosting win over Collingwood, when Zac Bailey booted the winning goal after the full-time siren. Brisbane will be settled in their Victorian bubble and will prefer to play in Ballarat than the Bulldogs' normal home ground Marvel Stadium.
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