Posted February 25, 2018 05:20:07 We’re not expecting the Gilda to be anything like their usual selves on Saturday, but if they’re to be honest, we’re also not expecting any big changes.
The Gilda have struggled to make an impact in the early going, with just one win and three losses to date.
The biggest problem for the team is their lack of experience, and even with their early struggles, it’s a position they’ve been struggling to regain.
The Bulldogs have started the season on a high note, with the club’s win over the Rabbitohs, and a three-point win over Fremantle, giving them a whopping five wins in the opening three weeks.
The Bulldogs are also undefeated, having won five straight games.
Their recent form has come at a cost, however, as they’ve dropped four of their last six games.
With just three wins from their first six matches, the Bulldogs look set to be a much more difficult challenge than they’ve shown so far.
The Giants are also unbeaten, but after a disappointing loss to Geelong, the Giants are now looking at a five-point loss to the Bulldogs.
Backs coach Luke Beveridge said the Bulldogs have a few things going for them.
“We’re still a bit behind the other teams in terms of the quality of our guys, so we’ve got to keep doing the little things,” he said.
“It’s a tough, tough week for us to play at home.”
That’s where we need to get to, and we’ll have to get there tomorrow.
“Injured veteran Daniel Wells is still expected to be ready for the clash.
Will the Bulldogs make an early impact?
The Giants have already beaten the Hawks, but they’re yet to face a side with as much experience.
Despite being the team to beat in Round 4, they’ve yet to win a game this year, with a loss to Richmond.
After losing their first two games, the Gavies have been on a roll, but it’s hard to see them continuing their upward trajectory after their poor start to the season.
There’s been a lot of talk that it’s the Bulldogs’ last chance to prove themselves, but with a lot riding on the Bulldogs and their young players, it looks like a long way off.
Who will score?
Adelaide has won four of the five games they’ve played against the Bulldogs, and the Swans are the only team that’s managed to lose three of the last four.
But if they can get a result, they could be in a position to take the lead, and put a little pressure on the Giants.
How can the Giants prepare?
With only three wins, the pressure is on the players to get their best and show the fans why they’re the best team in the competition.
Injuries have been a problem for Adelaide, and their injury list is looking thin, meaning they’ll be forced to play without their key players.
Coach Brad Scott said his players have been “very consistent”.”
What do you expect out of the Bulldogs? “
We’ll get them back to full strength and then it’ll be a matter of how they respond.
What do you expect out of the Bulldogs?
They’ve lost their last two games by a score of 19 points to West Coast, and after that, they’ll have a tough time defending their premiership.
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