Venue: Etihad Stadium at 7:50pm AEST
Last Time They Met: GF, 2016, Western Bulldogs 13.11 (89) d Sydney 10.7 (67) at the MCG
Game notes: While the game is being built up as a Grand Final rematch, both sides firmly have their attention on 2017. The Dogs will unfurl the premiership flag before the siren, but will aim to produce a more even performance than they did in the opening round win over Collingwood. Passages of brilliance were soured by heavy losses in contested footy and clearances – two areas the Dogs pride themselves in. The Swans, on the other hand, will be desperate to get their season on track after a shock home loss to Port Adelaide. While stars such as Josh Kennedy, Lance Franklin, Luke Parker and Kieren Jack were dominant as usual, coach John Longmire would have been disappointed with the output of the team’s lesser lights. Can they bounce back against the Dogs on the fast deck at Etihad Stadium?
Thommo’s Tip: Western Bulldogs by 18 points.
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