CHAMPION Melbourne ruckman Max Gawn will miss a third straight match this weekend, but coach Simon Goodwin has all but guaranteed he will face St Kilda next week. Watch Free

The Demons opted to give their captain more time to recover from his posterior cruciate ligament setback and will again turn to Braydon Preuss to lead the ruck against the Western Bulldogs.

THE FULL INJURY LIST Who is racing the clock?

Preuss had his own mid-week injury concern, leaving Wednesday’s training session early with hip soreness, but Goodwin declared him a certain starter.

When is Western Bulldogs vs Melbourne taking place? Saturday 22nd August, 2020 – 04:45 (UK)

Where is Western Bulldogs vs Melbourne taking place? Metricon Stadium, Carrara

What television channel is Western Bulldogs vs Melbourne on? In the UK, five matches each week will be televised on BT Sport and you can see their schedule here. For the TV channel in Australia, visit this link

Where can I stream Western Bulldogs vs Melbourne? If the match is televised in the UK, then BT Sport subscribers will be able to stream it live via BT Sport Player. Additionally, those with a Watch AFL subscription can stream any 2020 AFL match live (outside of Australia). Those in Australia can stream any match live via AFL Live Pass

Where can I get tickets for Western Bulldogs vs Melbourne? Click here for ticket information on 2020 AFL matches

THE TEAM NEWS

Western Bulldogs were able to put a three-match losing streak behind them as they blew Adelaide Crows away last week and having improved to 6-6, they will hope to make it back-to-back wins to put themselves back into contention for the top eight.
The Bulldogs started well and that set the platform for the rest of the contest as they won all four quarters to seal a win by 57 points as they came out on top 111-54

but this will be a much more difficult task.

There are four changes to the side that won that contest with Bailey Dale and Sam Lloyd dropped while Rhylee West is injured and Roarke Smith is managed so Hayden Crozier, Jason Johannisen, Josh Bruce and Laitham Vandermeer are called-up.

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but this will be a much more difficult task.

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