AFL Live Essendon Bombers vs Carlton Blues Streaming Free 2017 Regular Seasons Round 20 match will be kick off at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Saturday 05 August 2017 online, 14:10 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
Essendon come off a 30-point loss to the Western Bulldogs last weekend and can ill afford another slip up in their quest to play finals this season. With games to come against Adelaide, Gold Coast and Fremantle, securing the four points is vital.
Their opponents for this weekend’s game, Carlton, have begun to fall away after an encouraging stretch in the middle of the year. Brendan Bolton’s side have lost their past six and come off a 65-point defeat to Geelong.
The Blues defeated the Bombers in wet conditions earlier in the year but given their current form it is hard to see them repeating the dose on Saturday. They are struggling to hit the scoreboard and are averaging just 72 points per game, while at the other end, the Dons have kicked 100 or more on 10 times this season, averaging 98.
Joe Daniher is in stellar form for the red and black and kicked six last weekend, moving into top spot in the race for the Coleman Medal with 53 goals, and is one player that Carlton must stop. Orazio Fantasia and Cale Hooker also loom as weapons for the Bombers.
Essendon will look to take the game on with quick ball movement and uncontested possessions. It will be interesting to see how Bolton’s young Blues structure up against the Dons.
Carlton are currently at the odds of $3.90 in the head to head betting with CrownBet to cause an upset they will need massive games from a host of players including Marc Murphy and Bryce Gibbs as well as the up and comers in Sam Petrevski-Seton and Charlie Curnow.
The two sides have split their four most recent encounters at two apiece. Essendon claimed the Round 23 fixture last year by 24 points, while in Round 6 it was the Blues by 15.
In the Round 23 game last season, Joe Daniher booted five majors for Essendon, while Kade Simpson and Bryce Gibbs were among Carlton’s bets players.
Carlton are three from eight at the MCG this year, while Essendon have won four of their six games at the home of footy in 2017.
B: M.Gleeson, M.Hartley, M.Baguley
HB: A.McDonald-Tipungwuti, M.Hurley, C.McKenna
C: Z.Merrett, D.Heppell, D.Myers
HF: B.Goddard, C.Hooker, D.Parish
F: O.Fantasia, J.Daniher, J.Stewart
FOL: T.Bellchambers, D.Zaharakis, J.Watson
I/C: J.Green, P.Ambrose, T.Colyer, B.Howlett
EMG: C.Bird, K.Langford, M.Dea
IN: B.Howlett, J.Green, P.Ambrose
OUT: J.Kelly, J.Laverde, A.McGrath
B: K.Simpson, L.Jones, J.Weitering
HB: J.Silvagni, C.Marchbank, L.Plowman
C: S.Kerridge, B.Gibbs, D.Thomas
HF: J.Lamb, L.Casboult, Z.Fisher
F: M.Wright, C.Curnow, S.Petrevski-Seton
FOL: M.Kreuzer, S.Docherty, M.Murphy
I/C: D.Armfield, B.Boekhorst, J.Pickett, B.Smedts
EMG: K.Jaksch, R.Palmer, C.Sheehan
IN: D.Armfield, B.Smedts, B.Boekhorst, J.Pickett
OUT: S.White, D.Cuningham, T.Williamson, H.McKay