AFL Live Carlton Blues vs Fremantle Dockers Live Streaming Free 2018 Regular Seasons week 13 match will be kick off at Etihad Stadium, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Saturday 16 June 2018 online, 13:45 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
Carlton have won just the one game this season, a Round 8 victory over Essendon, and sit in bottom spot on the AFL ladder.
Fremantle notched up their fifth win of the season last weekend, a stirring three point victory over the 2017 Grand Finalists, Adelaide, and the Dockers are now in 13th position on the ladder.
All of Freo’s wins have come at Perth Stadium this year and they get an opportunity to notch up a rare win on the road. They have been posted as the $1.65 favourites in the head to head betting and will receive a major boost with the return of Nathan Fyfe from suspension.
Fyfe is back to his 2015 Brownlow Medal winning form. In his absence, it was a host of younger players that stood up in the win over the Crows, including Brennan Cox, who booted four goals, as well as the No.5 draft pick, Adam Cerra.
The Blues weren’t in action in Round 12 due to the bye. Prior to the break they were defeated by 30 points by Sydney. Despite their form this year, Brendan Bolton’s side have shown some positive signs, particularly in the last couple of weeks and aren’t without a chance against Freo.
Key players include Matthew Kruezer, Charlie Curnow, and Patrick Cripps. Cripps endured a rare quiet night in the loss against the Swans and should be fresh after the rest last weekend.
The Blues will be out to leapfrog the likes of Brisbane and St Kilda on the ladder by scoring their second win of the year. A Freo victory will mean that the Perth based side keep their unlikely finals hopes alive.
Levi Casboutl is expected to make his return from injury for Carlton, while Nick Graham and Caleb Marchback are others that will be considered.
Fremantle will lose Alex Pearce after the defender broke his thumb in the win over Adelaide. Taylin Duman may come in, while Joel Hamling and Aaron Sandilands are expected to be available. Nathan Fyfe will come straight in after serving his suspension.
Fremantle have won four of the past five games between the two sides, including the Round 9 encounter last year by 35 points.
That game was held at Domain Stadium in Perth and Lachie Neale and Michael Walters were the stars for the winners. The two sides haven’t met at Etihad Stadium since Round 9 of 2013 and on that occasion it was Freo by 36.
This should be a close one. The home ground advantage plays into the hands of Carlton, who should also benefit with the rest. But Freo were impressive last week and little separates the two sides.
B: Rowe, Jones, Simpson
HB: Thomas, Weitering, Plowman
C: Lang, Cripps, Kerridge
HF: O’Brien, Curnow, Dow
F: Wright, Kerr, Fisher
FOLL: Kreuzer, Silvagni, Petrevski-Seton
I/C: Casboult, Graham, Curnow, Lamb
EMG: Mullett, Polson, Phillips, O’Shea
IN: Casboult, Graham
OUT: Cunningham, O’Shea
B: Nyhuis, Ryan, Sheridan
HB: Hamling, Wilson, Hill
C: Cerra, Neale, Langdon
HF: Blakely, Cox, Tucker
F: Ballantyne, Kersten, Banfield
FOLL: Sandilands, Mundy, Fyfe
I/C: Giro, Matera, Brayshaw, Apeness
EMG: Hughes, McCarthy, Crowden, Jones
IN: Hill, Sandilands, Fyfe
OUT: Pearce, Walters, Jones