Australian Football League Live Carlton Blues vs Collingwood Magpies Live Stream Free, AFL 2018 Seasons Week 3 AFL Stream. Carlton Blues vs Collingwood Magpies match will be kickoff at MCG Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Friday 06 April 2018 online, 19:50 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
Round 3 of the AFL home and away season gets underway on Friday April 6 when the traditional rivals, Carlton and Collingwood, clash under the MCG lights.
Both sides will be desperate to gain some ground on the rest of the competition after dropping their first two games and the action gets underway at 7.50PM AEST. Fox Footy and 7mate will broadcast the game.
Carlton come off an upset loss to the Gold Coast Suns in Round 2 and the Blues were no match for the Tom Lynch inspired Queensland outfit, going down by 34 points.
In Round 1, Brendan Bolton’s side were outplayed by last year’s premiers, Richmond, and find themselves in familiar territory in the lower rungs of the ladder.
It has been a sense of deja-vu for Collingwood as well. Nathan Buckley’s side have been decimated by injuries early on this year and have gone down to Hawthorn and GWS in their opening two matches.
However, the Magpies can take some degree of optimism into the game, given their solid effort to almost overpower one of the flag fancies last weekend. The Magpies senior players, including Scott Pendlebury, Steele Sidebottom and Brodie Grundy should ensure they can match motors with an out of sorts Carlton outfit.
Brendan Bolton’s side showed plenty of promise in the pre-season JLT Community Series but haven’t been able to put it together when it counts.
The Blues have been good at winning the contested footy but their lack of marking options inside forward 50 continues to haunt them. Asides from a five-goal cameo from Charlie Curnow in the Round 1 clash against Richmond, they have been largely dysfunctional up forward.
A lot may hinge on the availability of Matthew Kreuzer. If the injury prone ruckman can force his way into the side, this should help the likes of Patrick Cripps, Marc Murphy and Ed Curnow to have a greater say on proceedings.
B: Plowman, Jones, Weitering
HB: Simpson, Marchbank, Mullett
C: Curnow, Cripps, Murphy
HF: Garlett, Curnow, Polson
F: Wright, Casboult, Petrevski-Seton
FOLL: Kreuzer, Fisher, Kennedy
I/C: Dow, Cuningham, Thomas, Lamb
EMG: Kerridge, Graham, Silvagni, McKay
IN: Kreuzer, Kennedy
OUT: O’Shea, Byrne
B: Murray, Dunn, Maynard
HB: Langdon, Scharenberg, Howe
C: Sidebottom, Pendlebury, Phillips
HF: Thomas, Reid, Hoskin-Elliott
F: Stephenson, Cox, Brown
FOLL: Grundy, Treloar, Adams
I/C: Crisp, Varcoe, Crocker, Aish
EMG: Fasolo, Blair, Mayne, Mihocek
IN: Reid, Cox
OUT: Moore, Broomhead