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  • Carlton vs Gold Coast Suns tips for Saturday's AFL Round 21 match
  • The match is being played at Marvel Stadium (4.45am BST)
  • Carlton have won the last 3 matches in a row against Gold Coast
  • Will the Blues win and keep their finals hopes alive?
  • Match preview, predictions and latest team news
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Carlton are tipped for a fourth straight win over Gold Coast Suns (Getty Images)
Freetips staff 05 Aug 2021
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Carlton vs Gold Coast Suns Predictions


Carlton cannot afford to stumble if they want to make finals for the first time since 2013. The Blues are tipped to keep their finals chance alive for another week.  
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  • Carlton Form
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It has been an underwhelming season for the Suns and yet again they need to head back to the drawing board after missing out on the finals. 

  • Carlton have won 4 of their last 6 matches.
  • Carlton have won their last 3 matches against Gold Coast Suns. 
  • Carlton won the first meeting this season with Gold Coast Suns 70-59 in Round 4. 
  • Gold Coast Suns have lost their last 3 matches. 

Head to Head


Carlton managed to hold off Gold Coast in Round 4 this season winning by 11 points. It made it three wins in a row for the Blues against the Suns. 

Carlton Form


The season looked done when the Blues were the victims of a surprise loss to North Melbourne two weeks ago. 

However, a strong showing against St Kilda gives Carlton a slim chance to still hit their season goal of making the finals.

Carlton ran out 112-81 winners over the Saints last weekend to make it four wins from the last six matches.

The Blues have two likely medallists in the squad. Harry McKay is leading the Coleman medal tally and Sam Walsh has emerged as late contender for the Brownlow as his recent form has been exceptional. 

Carlton Team News


Veteran Eddie Betts returns in the only change for the Blues, who have Tom De Koning available despite a chest injury.

Levi Casboult and Mitch McGovern were both a chance to return, but they will have to wait another week.

Carlton Team List


B: Stocker, Weitering, Jones
HB: Newman, Plowman, Saad
C: E.Curnow, Cripps, Newnes
HF: Kennedy, C.Curnow, Silvagni
F: Betts, McKay, Martin
FOLL: De Koning, Walsh, Dow
I/C: Williamson, O’Brien, Honey, Fisher
EMG: Owies, McGovern, Casboult, Murphy

Gold Coast Suns Form 


Gold Coast struggled in all aspects last week against Melbourne Demons last week in a 98-point defeat.
The Suns only scored 30 points, the lowest total for their season. 

Gold Coast are 6-13 for the season and have improved overall for the season despite big names being injured and a few horror performances like last week.

Consistent form by Touk Miller, Noah Anderson and Ben King gives Suns faithful some positive signs of progress for the years to come. 

Gold Coast Suns Team News 


Two-time premiership winner Brandon Ellis has overcome a hamstring injury and returns for the Suns along with Jacob Townsend.

Sam Day only played 10 minutes last week as his VFL match was cut short due to Queensland restrictions, and he is not ready for an AFL return yet.

Gold Coast Suns Team List 


B: Powell, Collins, Lemmens
HB: Farrar, Ballard, Swallow
C: Ellis, Miller, Sharp
HF: Townsend, Jeffrey, Sexton
F: Burgess, King, Ainsworth
FOLL: Smith, Anderson, MacPherson
I/C: Corbett, Fiorini, Lukosius, Rowell
EMG: Bowes, Brodie, Davies, Flanders

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Verdict

Carlton need a strong performance to keep their season alive. One mistake will cost the Blues and they will be out of finals contention. I'm backing them to get the job done by 1-39 points.

Best Bet: Carlton by 1-39 Winning Margin @100.00 at BetMGM - 3 Units

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