Australian Football League Live Collingwood Magpies vs Carlton blues Stream AFL 2015 Seasons Week 19 math will be kick off at Melbourne Cricket Ground Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Saturday 08 August 2015 online, 13.45 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
The Collingwood slumping Magpies are looking to hold onto to their slim finals chances by beating an arch rival that is looking to avoid their second six game losing streak for the season.
Expect the Blues to bring in veteran Andrew Walker with Nick Holman, Mark Whiley and Brad Walsh also pushing for returns. They are without at least four of their best 22. Collingwood will be hopeful that their trio of big men – Travis Cloke, Ben Reid and Tyson Goldsack – are all available for selection with Adam Oxley, Jarryd Blair, Paul Seedsman and Jonathan Marsh also in contention.
These two traditional rivals have lost a combined 11 games in a row with the Pies in 11th and the Blues in 16th position on the ladder. Collingwood’s form has dramatically dropped off in the past three weeks losing to West Coast, Bulldogs and Melbourne. They rank fourth in scoring though average just 64 points per game in the past month. They are 7-3 both head to head and against the line vs bottom-ten sides this season. The Blues have lost five in a row with their last four losses by an average of 68.5 points. They rank 17th in scoring and 18th in defence this year Carlton is 3-4 (5-2 against the line) against bottom ten teams this season. They average just 47 points in their last five games.
Traditional rivals Carlton and Collingwood have met on 250 occasions, with the Blues leading 125-121 with four draws. The Magpies have won ten of their past 12 matches and the last five in a row against Carlton. Since 2010, Collingwood are 9-2 (7-4 against the line) vs Carlton. The Magpies are 34-21 at the MCG under Nathan Buckley but only 22-33 against the line in those games. Carlton is 6-16-1 (10-13 against the line) at the MCG under since the start of 2013. Three of the last five games have totalled over 169-points. The Pies have not lost seven in a row since round 21, 2005. Dane Swan averages 35.5 disposals over the last two games.
The under total match points stands out like the proverbial in this one. Both teams have been utterly horrific forward of centre in the past month and that trend should continue here. Carlton’s forward line has been utterly disfunctional in the past month and with Jamie Elliot struggling with fitness and Travis Cloke out of the side, the Pies don’t have any notable goal-kickers either.
B: T.Langdon, N.Brown, M.Williams
HB: A.Toovey, J.Frost, B.Maynard
C: L.Greenwood, D.Swan, S.Sidebottom
HF: T.Varcoe, D.Moore, J.Blair
F: A.Fasolo, B.Reid, J.Elliott
Foll: B.Grundy, T.Adams, S.Pendlebury
Inter: J.Crisp, J.Marsh, M.Scharenberg, B.Sinclair
Emer: S.Dwyer, T.Goldsack, J.Witts
In: J.Blair, J.Marsh, B.Reid, B.Sinclair
Out: S.Dwyer, J.Witts, P.Seedsman, J.De Goey (rested)
New: Jonathon Marsh (East Fremantle)
B: S.White, M.Jamison, S.Rowe
HB: D.Buckley, Z.Tuohy, K.Simpson
C: S.Docherty, A.Carrazzo, E.Curnow
HF: B.Boekhorst, L.Casboult, T.Bell
F: A.Everitt, L.Henderson, A.Walker
Foll: M.Kreuzer, P.Cripps, M.Murphy
Inter: M.Whiley, C.Smith, N.Holman, C.Wood
Emer: K.Jaksch, T.Fields, B.Walsh
In: M.Whiley, N.Holman, A.Walker
Out: C.Yarran, J.Tutt, T.Menzel