AFLW 2023 Round 7 Preview: Friday

  • Team
  • Adelaide
  • Western Bulldogs

Norwood Oval

Recent Form

These two teams could not be coming into this clash with more different recent runs of form.

Adelaide is cruising along nicely and have not lost a game yet this season, while the Western Bulldogs are struggling and still yet to put a win on the board in 2023.


As two of the inaugural teams in the AFL Womens, there is certainly plenty of history between these two sides.

These two have played five times in their history, with Adelaide having won three of them. However, the last time they met it was a Bulldogs win and it was the only time Adelaide was defeated in the regular season that particular season.

Key Stat Areas

Perhaps as a sign of how their respective seasons are going, Adelaide is comfortably doing better than the Western Bulldogs in just about every category.

One area that the Bulldogs will need to keep an eye on though is their inside 50 efficiency.

It is almost 150% poorer than Adelaide’s, and with the addition of their inside 50 numbers also being significantly poorer than Adelaide’s, the Bulldogs are really going to have to make the most of every chance they get in their forward 50.

Key Match Up/s

Caitlin Gould vs Isabella Grant

Gould is the main tall target of Adelaide’s forward line, so Grant or whoever else ends up on Gould sure will not have an easy game. The defender in question has to always play in front, because Gould is an incredibly strong marking target.

Zoe Prowse vs Gabrielle Newton

Up the other end Newton is the equivalent of Gould for the Bulldogs, so Prowse or whoever ends up being on Newton will have plenty to keep them occupied tonight. Prowse however is strong in the air, so Newton is just as much going to have to be mindful of where her opponent is.

Niamh Kelly vs Rylie Wilcox

The two speedsters on the wing, Kelly and Wilcox really provide plenty of run for their sides, and a lot of attacking play for these teams comes from these two. It will be interesting to watch who can outwit and outsprint the other.

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