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.
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
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.
Stream Bulldogs vs Gold Coast on Kayo Sports
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.
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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.
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