Australian Football League Live Carlton Blues vs North Melbourne Kangaroos Stream AFL 2015 Seasons Week 18 math will be kick off at Etihad Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Saturday 01 August 2015 online, 19.20 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
After being humbled by 138-points against the Hawks, the Blues look to win back some respect against a North team that is one of the best front runners in the league. A big win against Carlton would further entrench North inside the eight.
John Barker could wield the axe at selection for Carlton but who do they bring in? Andrew Carrazzo, Troy Menzel and Kristian Jaksch head the list with Nick Holman a certain omission due to suspension. They will be without as many as five of their best 22. For North, Lachie Hansen, Kieran Harper, Robbie Nahas, Scott McMahon and Trent Dumont are close to selection. They have Daniel Wells and Jamie Macmillan on the injury list from their best team.
North finds itself in eighth place after winning four of their last five matches. They rank fourth in scoring but 12th in most points conceded this season. North is 2-5 both head-to-head and ATL against top eight teams so far this season. Coming off their biggest defeat in club history, the Blues are 16th on the ladder. They rank 16th for scoring and last for most points conceded this season. Carlton is 0-9 (3-6 against the line) vs top eight teams this year
This will be the 152nd game between the two sides with Carlton leading 97-54. North is 10-5 against the Blues at Etihad Stadium. Since 2010, North is 2-3 (3-2 against the line) vs Carlton. Carlton is 21-27 (22-26 against the line) at Etihad Stadium since 2010. The Blues are 6-6 (7-5 against the line) at the venue in 2014-15. North Melbourne is 44-27 (43-28 ATL) since 2010 at Etihad Stadium – they’re 11-7 (8-10) in 2014-15. Seven of the past 10 match-ups have totalled over 194-points including the last three straight. Kade Simpson has topped the stats sheet in their last two match-ups. Teams are 10-27-1 (15-23) following a loss of 100-points or more since 2010. Teams are 28-5 (14-19 against the line) when favoured by 30-points or more this season.
The Wolf is of the belief that North Melbourne is one of the best flag track bullies you’ll ever see with big wins over Brisbane (twice), GWS and Geelong already this year. They are very well poised to spank the Blues after tuning up with a 72-point mauling of Brisbane last week. Jarrad Waite plays his first game against his old club and although the veteran has not been in the best of form, The Wolf can picture him kicking four goals and accompanying everyone of them with an over-the-top celebration. The Blues had simply nothing forward of centre last week and though they should get their hands on the ball more against North, they do not look like kicking 10 goals at the moment.
B: S.Rowe, M.Jamison, Z.Tuohy
HB: S.Docherty, C.Yarran, D.Buckley
C: E.Curnow, M.Murphy, K.Simpson
HF: T.Bell, A.Everitt, J.Tutt
F: T.Menzel, L.Casboult, L.Henderson
Foll: M.Kreuzer, S.White, P.Cripps
Inter: B.Boekhorst, A.Carrazzo, C.Smith, C.Wood
Emer: K.Jaksch, T.Fields, B.Walsh
In: T.Menzel, A.Carrazzo, C.Smith, C.Wood
Out: B.Johnson, L.Jones, N.Holman (suspended), B.Walsh
North Melbourne Kangaroos:
B: S.Wright, R.Tarrant, M.Firrito
HB: N.Dal Santo, S.Thompson, B.Jacobs
C: L.McDonald, J.Ziebell, S.Atley
HF: B.Harvey, D.Petrie, S.Higgins
F: K.Turner, J.Waite, B.Brown
Foll: T.Goldstein, B.Cunnington, A.Swallow
Inter: R.Bastinac, L.Thomas, T.Garner, S.Gibson
Emer: B.McKenzie, R.Nahas, A.Mullett