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  • Brisbane Lions vs Carlton tips for Sunday's AFL Round 21 clash
  • This match will be played at the Gabba (06:20 BST)
  • Can Brisbane bounce back off a tough loss last week?
  • Or can Carlton hold on to a top eight spot?
  • Match preview, predictions and latest team news
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Brisbane can edge Carlton (Getty)
   

Brisbane Lions vs Carlton Predictions


Brisbane and Carlton play what is crucial match for both sides, the former looking for a top four spot after blowing a chance last week and the latter bidding to hold onto a top eight position. Home advantage is tipped to get the Lions home.
  • Brisbane Lions vs Carlton Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • Brisbane Lions Form
  • Brisbane Lions Team News
  • Brisbane Lions Team List
  • Carlton Form
  • Carlton Team News
  • Carlton Team List
  • Brisbane Lions vs Carlton FAQs

  • Brisbane Lions have won 17 of their last 19 matches at the Gabba.
  • Brisbane Lions have won 5 of their last 6 matches against Carlton.
  • Carlton have covered the line in their last 5 matches following a loss.

Head to Head


Brisbane has a strong recent head to head record over Carlton, winning five of their last six matches.

In April of last year, Brisbane came away 18-point winners at Marvel Stadium.

Brisbane Lions Form


At half-time last week against Richmond, the Lions looked to have broken the MCG hoodoo before somewhat of an implosion in a 104-97.

That will be a huge dent in their confidence, coming after successive wins over GWS Giants and Gold Coast Suns.

The Lions dropped out of the top four following the loss to the Tigers.

Brisbane Lions Team News


Zac Bailey and Jarrod Berry both were injured in last week's match, but have been passed fit.

Daniel Rich and Brandon Starcevich both come back in after missing last week.

Brisbane Lions Team List


B: Gardiner, Adams, Rich
HB: Starcevich, Andrews, Coleman
C: Bailey, Zorko, McCluggage
HF: Rayner, Hipwood, McCarthy
F: McStay, Daniher, Cameron
FOL: McInerney, Neale, Berry
I/C (from): Lohmann, Ah Chee, Robinson, Lyons, Prior, Fort, Mathieson, Answerth

Carlton Form


It looked impossible six weeks ago, but Carlton are a chance of bombing out of the eight after an inconsistent run.

The Blues are currently on a win/loss pattern, with the latest defeat coming last week in disappointing fashion at the Adelaide Crows 84-55.

Carlton Team News


The Blues injury list is not improving by any means, with Matthew Kennedy and Nic Newman joining it.

Caleb Marchbank, Jack Martin, Lachie Fogarty, Paddy Dow, Brodie Kemp and Jack Newnes come in.

Carlton Team List


B: Saad, Le.Young, Docherty
HB: Marchbank, Weitering, McGovern
C: Cottrell, Cripps, Cerra
HF: O’Brien, McKay, Owies
F: Motlop, Curnow, Silvagni
FOL: Pittonet, Walsh, Fisher
I/C (from): Martin, Setterfield, Durdin, De Koning, Dow, Fogarty, Kemp, Newnes

Brisbane Lions vs Carlton FAQs

Where can I watch the Brisbane Lions vs Carlton live stream?

Check our live streaming calendar to see where to watch the Brisbane Lions vs Carlton live stream.

What time does Brisbane Lions vs Carlton start?

The game starts at 06:20 BST on Sunday, August 7.

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Verdict

I'm backing Brisbane to win this one by 1-39 points and taking Carlton on the line in a hope the Lions win by less than 18 points.

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