AFL Live Geelong Cats vs Carlton Blues Stream AFL Football 2015 Online, AFL Round 08 Match will be kick off at Etihad Stadium, Melbourne, Australia Friday 22 May 2015 online, 19.50pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
The Carlton Blues are stone mother-less last on the ladder but only two wins behind the Cats who are looking to bounce back from a loss to Sydney in round 7.
The Blues are hopeful of Patrick Cripps, Lachie Henderson, Kade Simpson and Andrew Walker will all be available for selection but Michael Jamison will miss with a calf injury. For the Cats, veterans Tom Hawkins, James Kelly and Andrew Mackie will have to pass a fitness test but they lose Mitch Duncan (foot) for up to three months.
The Blues have won just one game (against St Kilda) and are coming two poor losses – to GWS and Brisbane. They rank first in the amount of points conceded per game and 15th in points per game this season. The Cats are 3-4 and 13th on the ladder having won three of their last five. They are ranked 13th for both points scored and points conceded this season
Overall Carlton is 116-97 with two draws in 215 games against the Cats. Geelong has won six in a row against the Blues and 11 of the last 13 between the two. Carlton has never beaten Geelong at Etihad – 0-13. The last five Geelong-Carlton games have been decided by an average of 8-points. Since 2010, Geelong is 6-1 (2-4 against the line) vs Carlton. The Cats are 14-3 (but only 6-11 against the line) at Etihad Stadium under Chris Scott. Carlton is 20-25 (21-24 against the line) at Etihad Stadium since 2010. The Blues are 5-4 (6-3 against the line) at the venue in 2014-15. The Cats are 18-8 (12-14 against the line) on Friday night’s under Chris Scott. Whilst the Blues are 1-7 (but 5-3 against the line) on Friday night’s under Mick Malthouse. Five of their last six games have totalled over 182-points with four of them over 200.
The Blues are very tough to entertain having suffered losses by over 10-goals already this season. What they do have in their favour is a good recent record against the Cats having covered the line in both of their match-ups last season. It has got to a stage where Carlton are sure to come good soon but that doesn’t shape to be this week. Geelong’s midfield should dominate whilst Carlton simply do not have anyone to kick goals especially against a solid Cats defence. Should Tom Hawkins play, expect him to feast on the Sam Rowe match-up.
B Jared Rivers, Tom Lonergan, Jed Bews
HB James Kelly, Corey Enright, Harry Taylor
C Andrew Mackie, Joel Selwood, Mathew Stokes
HF Steven Motlop, Mitch Clark, Jordan Murdoch
F Cory Gregson, Tom Hawkins, Darcy Lang
FOLL Rhys Stanley, Steve Johnson, Josh Caddy
I/C Mark Blicavs, Cameron Guthrie, Shane Kersten, Jackson Thurlow
EMG Sam Blease, Jake Kolodjashnij, Josh Walker
IN James Kelly, Andrew Mackie, Tom Hawkins
OUT Mitch Duncan (foot), Josh Walker, Sam Blease
B Dylan Buckley, Sam Rowe, Simon White
HB Zach Tuohy, Chris Yarran, Ed Curnow
C Dale Thomas, Chris Judd, Kade Simpson
HF Dennis Armfield, Bryce Gibbs, Jason Tutt
F Troy Menzel, Liam Jones, Patrick Cripps
FOLL Cameron Wood, Andrew Carrazzo, Marc Murphy
I/C Cameron Wood, Andrew Carrazzo, Marc Murphy
EMG David Ellard, Nick Graham, Robert Warnock
IN Dylan Buckley, Kade Simpson, Liam Jones, Patrick Cripps
OUT Matthew Dick, Matthew Watson, Kristian Jaksch, David Ellard