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Carlton vs Hawthorn Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds - Blues to boost AFL finals hopes

  • The Blues meet the Hawks at Optus Stadium in Perth
  • The AFL Round 9 game will start at Friday at 8.40am BST
  • Hawthorn have a super record against the Blues, winning 16 of their last 17 matches
Carlton vs Hawthorn Betting Tips, Preview & Odds
Patty Cripps holds the key to the Blues on Friday (Getty Images)

Carlton and Hawthorn meet at Optus Stadium on Friday in a game that could have a big impact on the AFL finals hopes of both teams.

Carlton have been a resurgent team this season, winning three of their last five matches. Hawthorn has lost four-straight games and face being ruled out of finals contention if they lose to the Blues.

Carlton Form & Team News

The Blues have shown a huge spark this season, with wins in the last five moving them into the final picture. It could have been a three game winning streak heading into Friday if not for some Robbie Gray magic after the siren two weeks ago.

Cuperstar skipper Patty Cripps has not had a huge influence on matches, but Carlton are winning without him playing a dominant role.

*Round eight teams listed as round nine teams are unavailable

FB: L. Plowman, J. Weitering, K. Simpson
HB: S. Docherty, L. Jones, S. Petrevski-Seton
C: S. Walsh, P. Cripps, M. Murphy
HF: J. Martin, L. Casboult, M. Gibbons
FF: E. Betts, C. Moore, M. McGovern
FOL: M. Pittonet, E. Curnow, W. Setterfield
I/C: M. Kennedy, D. Cunningham, T. Williamson, J. Newnes

Hawthorn Form & Team News

The Hawks are stuck in a rut and heading into the game as outsiders against a side they've beaten in 16 of their last 17 games.

The re-build stage is approaching and they do seemingly need that high draft pick that can play a core role for the side.

Having two key forwards in John Patton and Luke Bruest injured does not help their case. Bruest could possibly return this weekend, but will undergo a test to see whether his jaw is ready for match play.

*Round eight teams listed as round nine teams are unavailable

FB: B. Hardwick, J. Frawley, J. Sicily
HB: W. Day, S. Frost, B. Stratton
C: T. Scully, J. O'Meara, I. Smith
HF: J. Gunston, S. Burgoyne, C. Wingard
FF: D. Minchington, M. Lewis, L. Shiels
FOL: B. McEvoy, J. Worpel, T. Mitchell
I/C: H. Morrison, J. Scrimshaw, J. Morris, K. Brooksby

Carlton vs Hawthorn Head To Head

Carlton have a dismal record against the Hawks, winning just the one match from their last 17 head to heads. But Carlton have been in a re-build stage for seven or eight years now.

They are finally hitting their straps, and this is the opportunity for them to win one back.

Carlton vs Hawthorn Odds

Carlton have not been missed in the market, coming up at 1.54. Hawthorn are at 2.50. The line has been set for Carlton at -10.5.

Carlton vs Hawthorn Match Up

The key match up for this game could be between James Worpel and Patrick Cripps. Worpel, who is a Hawthorn hard nut, will likely line up on the Carlton star. 

Cripps has either been injured or heavily guarded in the last few weeks, having little influence on their last two wins which is a positive sign for the club.

This match does look an opportunity for Cripps to break the shackles and unleash on this match on a possible size mismatch. If so, there will be no stopping the Blues.

Carlton vs Hawthorn Key Stats

  • Michael Gibbons has kicked at least 1 goal in each of his last 7 matches
  • James Sicily has recorded 23+ disposals in each of Hawthorns last three matches
  • Kade Simpson has had 15+ disposals in Carltons last five matches

Carlton vs Hawthorn FAQ

When time does Carlton vs Hawthorn start?

Carlton vs Hawthorn will commence at 8.40am on Friday, July 31.

Where is Carlton vs Hawthorn being played?

The Carlton vs Hawthorn match will be played at Optus Stadium in Western Australia.

Can I watch a live stream of the Carlton vs Hawthorn match?

Check out our live streaming hub to see more on how to live stream the Carlton vs Hawthorn match.

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Verdict

We will be backing the Blues to win by 1-39 points.
Best Bet: Carlton 1-39 Winning Margin @-111.11 at BetMGM - 2 Units

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