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Aussie Rules: Bulldogs out to shoot down Crows

Four of the top eight are in action on Saturday and the clash between Western Bulldogs and Adelaide looks to be the highlight of the day.

The Bulldogs sit in sixth place, Adelaide in eighth, and with the ladder looking tighter than ever, it is a huge game for both sides. 

Third-placed Brisbane will fancy their chances of keeping the pressure on at the top when they entertain Gold Coast, but reigning premiers Geelong face a tricky trip to the west to play Fremantle. 

In the other two games of the day, Essendon take on Richmond, while struggling North Melbourne are at home to Sydney.

WhatNorth Melbourne v Sydney 
WhereMarvel Stadium, Melbourne
When13:45 (AEST) Saturday 20th May, 2023
How to watchFoxtel, Kayo
OddsNorth Melbourne 5.75, Sydney 1.14 

Both North Melbourne and Sydney Swans head into the game on the back of big losing streaks. The Kangaroos have lost the last seven games, while Sydney have lost the last four on the bounce. But at least one of them will get the win here. 

Sydney have won the last three meetings between the two sides, including a 38-point win at Marvel Stadium last season. 

Their last victory was on the road when they defeated Richmond Tigers by 44 points on 14th April and they will be hoping for a similar result against the Roos.

WhatWestern Bulldogs v Adelaide
WhereMars Stadium, Melbourne
When14:10 (AEST) Saturday 20th May, 2023
How to watchFoxtel, Kayo
OddsWestern Bulldogs 1.65, Adelaide 2.25

Western Bulldogs are bang in form having won the last four games on the bounce, and will be buzzing after beating Carlton by 20 points last week. 

The Crows have performed above expectations so far this season and bounced back from two straight defeats to beat St Kilda by 52 points on Sunday. 

Of the three games they have played outside of Adelaide, they have won one and lost two, so the trip to Melbourne will be a tough assignment. 

The good news for Adelaide is star forward Taylor Walker looks set to shake off an injury and take his place in the side.

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WhatFremantle v Geelong
WhereOptus Stadium, Perth
When16:35 (AEST) Saturday 20th May, 2023
How to watchChannel 7, Foxtel, Kayo
OddsFremantle 2.40, Geelong 1.58

Fremantle appear to have hit a bit of form after winning their last two games. However they were against struggling sides, Sydney and Hawthorn, and this will be their biggest test yet. 

Geelong had been in great form, winning five on the bounce, until they lost to Richmond last weekend, and they will be desperate to bounce back. 

The last time the Cats visited Optus to take on the Dockers they won by 69 points, but Fremantle are much improved since that game in 2021. 

Geelong have been handed a huge boost with the news that Tyson Stengle and Jack Henry could both return to the side.

WhatBrisbane v Gold Coast
WhereGabba, Brisbane
When19:30 (AEST) Saturday 20th May, 2023
How to watchFoxtel, Kayo
OddsBrisbane 1.23, Gold Coast 4.20

Brisbane have lost just the two matches this season and have won the last six on the bounce. 

The Lions are also unbeaten on home soil this season, which shows the size of the task facing the Suns. 

However Gold Coast have won three of the last four games and the one defeat was against high-flying Melbourne, by just five points. 

Brisbane have comfortably won the last three games between the two sides, but the Suns could put up a fight this time.

WhatEssendon v Richmond
WhereMCG, Melbourne
When19:40 (AEST) Saturday 20th May, 2023
How to watchChannel 7, Foxtel, Kayo
OddsEssendon 2.25, Richmond 1.65

After an encouraging start to the season which kicked off talk suggesting Essendon could be genuine flag contenders, they have since gone off the boil. 

The Bombers have lost the last four games, but in fairness they have been against Brisbane, Collingwood, Geelong and Port Adelaide. 

Richmond on the other hand have rediscovered some form when winning the last two, including the win over Geelong at the weekend. They also enjoy playing against Essendon and have won the last 13 games on the bounce.

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