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How to watch today's St Kilda vs Western Bulldogs AFL match: Livestream, TV channel, and start time

The St Kilda Saints (2-3) will look to return to winning ways after a nail-biting one-point loss when they battle it out against out-of-form Western Bulldogs (2-3) in Thursday's AFL Round 6 action at Marvel Stadium.

The Saints came within a whisker of upsetting GWS Giants last weekend on the back of an outstanding defensive display, reducing the Giants to just 32 points in the second half and just 10 in the final term, falling just one point short of an incredible comeback.

The Bulldogs, meanwhile, failed in one of their biggest tests this season. They were lacklustre in their 96-67 loss against Essendon, who were smashed to bits the week prior in the Gather round.

The Dogs have lost back-to-back matches with serious question marks surrounding long-standing coach Luke Beveridge following questionable team selections and substitution calls.

Here, GOAL brings you everything you need to know about how to watch St Kilda vs Western Bulldogs in the AFL, plus plenty more.

St Kilda vs Western Bulldogs date and start time

DateThursday, April 18, 2024
Start time7:30 pm AEST/7:00 pm ACST/5:30 pm AWST
VenueMarvel Stadium
LocationDocklands, VIC, Australia

How to watch St Kilda vs Western Bulldogs on TV & stream live online

There are several options to watch the St Kilda vs Western Bulldogs AFL game in Australia, including Network Seven, Foxtel, Foxtel from Telstra, and Kayo Sports.

The best way to livestream the AFL game is through Kayo, which offers a seven-day free trial. It also does not have a lock-in contract or equipment fees, which means you can cancel anytime if you no longer use it.

All you need to decide is whether to pick Kayo One at $25 per month (1 stream and up to HD) or Kayo Basic at $35 per month (2 streams and up to 4K).

What channel is St Kilda vs Western Bulldogs game on?

The game will be available to watch on 7mate on free-to-air TV and Fox Footy on pay TV. ABC, AFL Nation and Triple M will provide the radio coverage.

Streaming the game with a VPN

  • Overview of VPN services that allow access to geo-restricted streams
  • How to set up and use a VPN service to stream the match

You can watch the game from anywhere worldwide using a VPN (Virtual Private Network) service such as NordVPN/ ExpressVPN. A VPN will allow you to create a secure connection online when you are abroad on holiday or for work and you want to stream the game live.

If you are unsure which VPN to use or how to use one, we have reviewed the best options for watching live sports. Check out the best VPN services review here.

Here’s an easy step-by-step guide on how to use a VPN to watch a game when you are overseas:

  1. Install VPN of your choice - see our reviews here for the best options.
  2. Select the location you wish to connect to. This is easy - if you are visiting the UK and want to continue watching one of your U.S. streaming services, you would select the US.
  3. Grab the popcorn and get ready to watch!

St Kilda vs Western Bulldogs team news

St Kilda Saints team news

Despite being cleared of significant damage, Max King (knee) will face a race against the clock to face the Bulldogs after a five-day turnaround from when the star forward suffered the setback against GWS.

Coach Ross Lyon's side could be bolstered by the returns of Dougal Howard (hamstring) and Paddy Dow (knee) from injury this week, while Zak Jones (29 disposals) and Arie Schoenmaker (31 disposals, one goal) were standout performers at VFL level.

Dan Butler could leave the side here after being subbed out of the contest with GWS with just one disposal. Lance Collard is expected to replace him, but he will need to pass a fitness test due to a hamstring issue sustained in the VFL.

RucksMarshall, Campbell, Heath
DefendersWindhager, Wanganeen-Milera, Stocker, Hastie, Sinclair, Paton, Garcia, McLennan, O'Connell, Howard, Cordy, Battle, Schoenmaker, Van Es, Wilkie, O'Connell
MidfieldersJones, Crouch, Ross, Hill, Steele, Clark, Byrnes, Wilson, Henry, Wood, Bonner, Hotton
ForwardsOwens, King, Howard, Keeler, Hayes, Battle, Membrey, Allison, Sharman, Caminiti, Higgins, Collard, Butler, Keeler, Hayes, Philipou, Allison, Membrey, Sharman, Caminiti

Western Bulldogs team news

Luke Beveridge is expected to make a few changes as he seeks a winning recipe. Pressure on his team has increased following last Friday night's loss to Essendon, which dropped it to 2-3.

Tom Liberatore has already been ruled out with concussion. At the same time, Beveridge confirmed on Tuesday that Caleb Daniel (26 disposals in the VFL) would return to the senior team after the All-Australian was surprisingly dropped.

Riley Garcia (35 disposals and one goal) and James Harmes (34 and one) were the standouts in Footscray's VFL win and should be in the mix here. Oskar Baker, James O'Donnell, and Laitham Vandermeer are just several names that could feel the heat at selection.

RucksSmith, English
DefendersBusslinger, Coffield, O'Donnell, Khamis, Keath, Gardner, Duryea, Richards, Bramble, Dale, Cleary, Johannisen
MidfieldersTreloar, Bontempelli, Smith, Sanders, Macrae, Gallagher, Baker, Vandermeer, Poulter, McNeil, Williams
ForwardsWeightman, Clarke, West, Harmes, Jones, Bedendo, Freijah, Scott, Jones, Arthur, Naughton, Daniel, O'Driscoll, Garcia, Ugle-Hagan, Lobb, Darcy, Croft

Head-to-Head Record

25/03/23Western Bulldogs 41-92 St Kilda SaintsAFL
15/07/22Western Bulldogs 84-56 St Kilda SaintsAFL
22/05/21Western Bulldogs 144-33 St Kilda SaintsAFL
03/10/20St Kilda Saints 67-64 Western BulldogsAFL
14/06/20St Kilda Saints 88-49 Western BulldogsAFL

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