The Western Bulldogs will be looking to start the season with four consecutive wins for the first time since 2008, when they host the Brisbane Lions at Mars Stadium in Ballarat on Saturday afternoon.
Wins against Collingwood, West Coast and North Melbourne propelled the Bulldogs to top spot on the ladder ahead of round four.
A stiff challenge awaits against the Lions – one of last year’s preliminary finalists – this week.
The Bulldogs have retained the 22 players who finished last week’s win against North Melbourne.
Midfielder Pat Lipinski – who was called upon as the medical sub in the opening minutes – holds his place in the team after replacing emerging defender Ryan Gardner.
Gardner will miss the next six-to-eight weeks after having surgery to repair an AC joint injury.
Lin Jong and Ben Cavarra have been named as emergencies on the back of consistent performances in VFL practice matches, alongside key position pair Zaine Cordy and Lewis Young.
Off season addition Stefan Martin will line-up against his former side in his fourth match in red, white and blue.
The match will be broadcast live on Fox Footy, with radio coverage on ABC Grandstand and AFL Nation.
ROUND 4 TEAM
Western Bulldogs v Brisbane Lions
Saturday 10 April, 1.35pm AEST
Mars Stadium, Ballarat
B: Bailey Williams, Alex Keath, Caleb Daniel
HB: Taylor Duryea, Easton Wood, Bailey Dale
C: Laitham Vandermeer, Bailey Smith, Lachie Hunter
HF: Adam Treloar, Aaron Naughton, Josh Dunkley
F: Tim English, Josh Bruce, Marcus Bontempelli
R: Stefan Martin, Jack Macrae, Tom Liberatore
Int: Anthony Scott, Jason Johannisen, Lachie McNeil, Pat Lipinski
Emer: Zaine Cordy, Ben Cavarra, Lewis Young, Lin Jong