AFL Live Carlton Blues vs Hawthorn Hawks Stream AFL Football 2015 Online, AFL Round 17 Match will be kick off at Etihad Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Friday 24 July 2015 online, 19.50 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
The Hawthorn Hawks are one of the heaviest favourites for the year and should justify the short quote after spanking both Sydney and Fremantle in the last fortnight.
For the Blues, Troy Menzel must pass a fitness test with Kristian Jaksch, Mark Whiley and Liam Jones performing well in the VFL. They will be without at least five members of their best 22. For the Hawks, it is extremely tough to change a winning formula though James Frawley (shoulder), Taylor Duryea (shoulder) and Bradley Hill (late withdrawal last week) should all be available whilst Jed Anderson pushed his case with six goals in the VFL.
The Hawks haven’t been in great form, they’ve been in outstanding form having thrashed Fremantle by 72-points and Sydney by 89-points in the last fortnight. They have won seven in a row, by an average of 50-points. There ball movement is first class, they have multiple goal scoring options and one of the best defences in the league. They are 7-2 (5-4 against the line) vs bottom eight teams this year. The Blues have lost their last three after winning two in a row before that. They are 0-8 (3-5 against the line) vs top eight teams this year with those three covers all coming under interim coach John Barker.
This will be the 162nd meeting between these two inner-Melbourne sides with the Blues leading 102-59. The Hawks have won 11 straight against Carlton dating back to 2005. Since 2010, Carlton is 0-5 (2-3 against the line) vs the Hawks. Carlton is 21-26 (22-25 against the line) at Etihad Stadium since 2010. The Blues are 6-5 (7-4 against the line) at the venue in 2014-15. Hawthorn is 13-2-1 (10-6 against the line) at Etihad since 2010. The Hawks are 16-2 (9-9 against the line) on Friday night’s over the past two seasons. The Blues are 1-10 (but 6-5 against the line) on Friday night’s since the start of 2013. The Hawks are 21-0 (13-8 against the line) when favoured by 30-points or more in the last two years. Teams favoured by 60-points or more are 2-0 (0-2 against the line) this year. Five of their last ten games have totalled over 200-points though four of the last five have finished under 191-points.
This should be an absolute blood-bath. The Hawks have pumped both Fremantle and Sydney by at least 12-goals in the last fortnight and Carlton are not even in the same galaxy as those two teams. The Wolf is concerned that the only two times teams have been favoured by 60-points or more this season, they have failed to cover the line, so is keen to play around Carlton’s total points line. They have failed to score over 54-points in the last three weeks and with no true key forwards and a decimated midfield, they simply do not have 10 goals in them against the Hawks.
B Simon White, Sam Rowe, Michael Jamison
HB Chris Yarran, Zach Tuohy, Dylan Buckley
C Kade Simpson, Marc Murphy, Sam Docherty
HF Troy Menzel, Tom Bell, Jason Tutt
F Levi Casboult, Lachie Henderson, Andrejs Everitt
FOLL Matthew Kreuzer, Patrick Cripps, Ed Curnow
I/C Blaine Boekhorst, Liam Jones, Nick Holman, Brad Walsh
EMG Kristian Jaksch, Blaine Johnson, Mark Whiley
IN Blaine Boekhorst, Liam Jones
OUT Andrew Carrazzo (foot), Tom Fields
B Matt Spangher, Brian Lake, Sam Mitchell
HB Grant Birchall, Josh Gibson, Angus Litherland
C Bradley Hill, Shaun Burgoyne, Isaac Smith
HF Cyril Rioli, Ryan Schoenmakers, Matthew Suckling
F Jack Gunston, Jarryd Roughead, Luke Breust
FOlL David Hale, Luke Hodge, Jordan Lewis
I/C Paul Puopolo, Billy Hartung, Jonathan O’Rourke, Ben McEvoy
EMG Jed Anderson, James Sicily, Daniel Howe
IN Bradley Hill, Jonathan O’Rourke
OUT Ben Stratton (ankle), Liam Shiels (corked quad)