AFL Live Carlton Blues vs Collingwood Magpies Stream AFL 2016 Seasons Week 15 match will be kick off at MCG Cricket Stadium, East Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Saturday 02 July 2016 online, 19.25 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
Any clash between two of the biggest traditional rivals is always a big one, and pride is on the line.
Carlton produced a flat performance against St Kilda before their bye, going down by 32 points, but prior to that recorded wins over Brisbane and Geelong. They’ve generally been good against sides around them.
Collingwood bounced back to form last week with a thumping win over a listless Fremantle. Prior to that was their bye, which they had lost three in a row going into, against the Bulldogs, Port Adelaide and Melbourne.
Collingwood leads Carlton 7-3 in their last ten matches, all of which have been at the MCG.
Carlton have two wins from three MCG matches this year, and have covered the line in all of them. Since the start of 2014, the Blues are 65% ATS in Victoria, the third best of any side in the competition in their home state.
Collingwood are -2% POT and 41% ATS at the MCG under Nathan Buckley. The Pies are -25% POT at all venues when starting $2 or less since the start of last season, but they are 77% ATS in all night matches in that time.
As his form has been down in AFL Fantasy, we can now get Scott Pendlebury ($4.75) at some inflated odds this week. He is second favourite behind Treloar who was tagged in this game in round seven by Curnow to just 96. Pendlebury’s record against the old rival is nasty. He has scored 118, 123, 135 and 128 in his last four against the Blues and loves these big games. As I’ve said, Curnow tagged Treloar in round seven and racked up 13 tackles that day himself. He’s paying $4.25 to lay the most cuddles this week and should have the same role as last time, considering Carlton actually won. So why would they change what worked last time?
Carlton have been one of the most consistent teams of 2016, while Collingwood is at the other end of the spectrum.
The Blues have their troubles scoring at different stages, but the Pies are not a high pressure team, and Carlton should be able to manufacture a winning score, especially given their defensive method should prove too hard for Collingwood to penetrate.
The Blues will prey on the Pies mistakes by foot, and be able to beat them on the outside, as they did when the teams met two months ago. They’re due for another win after get their chance against a Collingwood outfit that has struggled to put together consistent four quarter efforts.
B: K.Simpson, J.Weitering, Z.Tuohy
HB: D.Thomas, S.Rowe, C.Byrne
C: S.Docherty, B.Gibbs, E.Curnow
HF: A.Everitt, S.White, S.Kerridge
F: J.Silvagni, L.Casboult, M.Wright
R: A.Phillips, P.Cripps, J.Lamb
I/C: M.Kreuzer, L.Plowman, A.Walker, L.Sumner
EMG: D.Buckley, J.Tutt, M.Whiley
OUT: J.Tutt (Omitted)
B: T.Goldsack, N.Brown, J.Howe
HB: M.Williams, B.Reid, B.Sinclair
C: S.Sidebottom, A.Treloar, J.Aish
HF: J.De Goey, T.Cloke, T.Varcoe
F: D.Moore, M.Cox, J.Blair
R: B.Grundy, S.Pendlebury, J.Crisp
I/C: L.Greenwood, T.Phillips, B.Maynard, J.Smith
EMG: B.Macaffer, J.White, J.Witts
IN: T.Goldsack, D.Moore
OUT: J.White (Omitted), J.Marsh (Calf)