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St Kilda vs Western Bulldogs Predictions & Tips: AFL Round 6 2024

April 17th 2024, 4:21pm, By: Jake Smit

AFL Betting Tips

Round 6 in the AFL will kick off on Thursday night with St Kilda and the Western Bulldogs coming together at Marvel Stadium. Both sides are coming off losses last weekend and will be keen to quickly make amends in the round opener. We bring you our full game preview and betting tips below!

Also, Before You Bet will be providing free previews and betting tips for EVERY game in the 2024 AFL season, so make sure to head over to out our AFL Tips regularly to keep up to date with all of our free content.


2024 AFL Round 6 Preview & Betting Tips

St Kilda vs Western Bulldogs

Thursday 7:30pm AEST, April 18th, Marvel Stadium

Somewhat of an unknown heading into the season, St Kilda remain just that through five rounds. They’ve traded losses with wins on a weekly basis and are yet to show their true identity. 

However, there’s been plenty of positive signs with the relatively tough early draw they were dealt; they lost to both current undefeated teams in the Cats and the Giants by nine points combined, and also secured a win over the reigning premiers in the Magpies. 

An unfortunate knee injury will rule out Max King this weekend, although it’s a lot better than first thought and he should return next weekend. Zak Jones will replace him which will mean Coach Lyon will be flicking some magnets around.

Elsewhere, alarm bells are starting to ring in the Bulldogs camp after their horrible loss to the Bombers last weekend in a match where they started as the firm favourites. That made it back-to-back losses after a somewhat promising 2-1 start to their campaign.

A couple of the key Bulldogs core in Bontempelli and English looked somewhat disinterested last weekend and fans will be hoping for much better signs on Thursday night. On top of that, young gun Ryley Sanders showed his frustration when subbed out which drew a large amount of scrutiny in the media.

In another blow for the Bulldogs, Tom Liberatore has been ruled out due to concussion protocols. Coming in are the likes of James Harmes and Riley Garcia, both of whom have been tearing it up in the VFL.

Match prediction: Both clubs enter this contest at 2-3 and will be desperate to even the ledger on Thursday night, and the bookies have priced this contest at near 50-50 with the Saints given the very slight edge.

Ross Lyon gave his counterpart in Luke Beveridge a bath in the coaching box in their only meeting in 2023, with the Saints winning the contest by 51 points (92-51). And while both teams have identical records at this stage, the Saints have definitely been the more consistent and impressive outfit. With that said, taking the Saints to get the job done in the round opener looks to be a great bet.

St Kilda to Win

$1.80 (2 Units)


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Mitch Owens 2+ Goals – Kicked two goals last weekend against the Giants and is building his form nicely. He’ll be a tough matchup for the Bulldogs’ vulnerable defence.

Sam Darcy 1+ Goal – It looks as though a breakout year is on the cards for Darcy. Seven goals in four games so far including at least one in each of them.

Jack Steele 25+ Disposals – Has had a phenomenal start to the year and looks right back to his best. He’s had 25+ disposals in five six games to date.

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