SMW Rovers will host Glenthompson-Dunkeld in one of the matches of the round on Saturday.
Both teams are locked on 16 points with the winner set to move closer to the top five.
The Rovers are coming off a loss to Wickliffe-Lake Bolac but will be out to return to the winners list on its home ground.
The home team sit in eighth but with some other matches results ending favourably, the Rovers could finish the round in fifth position.
The Rams will not be an easy match-up for the Bulldogs but the home team will go into the match as slight favourites to win its fifth game of the season.
First bounce for the round nine match will be at 2.15pm at Mininera Recreation Reserve.