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How to watch Western Bulldogs vs Gold Coast Suns AFL live and match preview


The undefeated Bulldogs are hunting their fifth consecutive win against a Gold Coast outfit struggling once again in 2021.

SUMMARY: Bulldogs vs Suns is on Channel 7 in Queensland. But if you are anywhere else in the country you need access to Fox Footy to tune in. Your best option is to watch live on Kayo Sports. You can watch for free using this 14-day trial.

The Western Bulldogs are on top of the table following their gritty win over the Lions at a cold and windy Ballarat last week. Some AFL pundits are already predicting they can go all the way this year and claim their first flag since their fairytale run in 2016.

The Suns were expected to improve this season but unless they can upset the Bulldogs, their chances of making the finals will be slim at best. They have only beaten the dire Kangaroos this season and are staring down the barrel of a 1-4 start.

Bulldogs vs Gold Coast start time

The Suns travel to Marvel Stadium in Melbourne for this clash starting at 4:35pm AEST on Saturday 17 April.

How to watch Bulldogs vs Suns live

Channel 7 and Foxtel share the rights to AFL matches in Australia. While Channel 7 shows less than half the games in most rounds, you can get every game live on Foxtel iQ, Foxtel Now and Kayo Sports.

This showdown between the Bulldogs and Gold Coast is on free-to-air TV in Queensland, but nowhere else in Australia. You will need a subscription service. We have a full guide to the AFL season here.

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Stream Bulldogs vs Gold Coast on Kayo Sports

Kayo Sports has so much choice for sports fans. All up it broadcasts more than 50 sports. After this game you can catch some MotoGP or Formula 1 qualifying a little later in the evening.

If you don't already subscribe, you can catch it all for no cost using Kayo's 14-day free trial for new users.

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.

Kayo also has a range of unique features to add to your viewing experience. 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).

Live stream AFL on Kayo: Start your 14-day FREE trial now

Who will win Western Bulldogs vs Gold Coast Suns?

There is one glaring stat that should concern Gold Coast fans – the Bulldogs rank second in the AFL for goals (59) while the Suns are 16th (42). The Dogs also like to move the ball quickly by hand, dominating handballs (752) to lead the competition.

Surprisingly the Suns are first in the AFL for kicks, but effective ball use is what coach Stuart Dew is trying to instill. Next week they face the unbeaten Swans. It could get ugly.

The Bulldogs can make their best start to a season since 1946 with a victory at home. With their star midfield boasting Marcus Botempelli, ball winner Jack Macrae, Josh Dunkley and gun recruit Adam Treloar, they will be too classy for the Suns.

You can see a comparison of Kayo vs Foxtel here. We have also broken down the full 2021 AFL draw.

Image source: Kayo Sports website

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