Where and when: Marvel, 4:20pm (AEDT)
Last time they met: R5 2020: Bulldogs 13.9 (87) SMASHED North 5.8 (38)
The Dogs’ pre-season sparkle dulled with consecutive hidings to begin the year, but they’ve responded with three straight victories – the latest a 49-point defeat of North Melbourne. They did it with a devastating, five-goal burst in the third quarter that blew the margin out to 44 points, before cantering to a 49 point triumph. On the flipside, the Kangaroos’ season has gone into a tailspin ahead of a relocation north to the Gold Coast, with their bright 2-0 start spoiled by three defeats on the trot. Josh Bruce’s booted six in authoritative fashion against North to be the best player afield.Tom Liberatore (23 disposals) and Jack Macrae (24) won five clearances each in starring roles, while Easton Wood and English continually repelled North’s forward-50 entries.
Match Preview: I like the Good Friday fixture but North are going to have to get a hell of a lot better before it becomes a spectacle. Their 2 losses this year have come at an average of 55 points. That’s brutal. Doggies fans are going to have a day out.
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