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Fremantle Dockers vs Carlton Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds - Blues to bounce back in the west

  • Carlton clash with Fremantle Dockers on Saturday
  • This AFL Round 12 game will be played at Optus Stadium in Perth
  • Kick-off time is 11.10am BST with rain predicted for game time
  • Who chalks up win number five for 2020?
fremantle v carlton betting tips
Carlton take on Fremantle on Saturday in Perth. (Getty)
     

Fremantle Dockers host Carlton from Optus Stadium in Perth on Saturday. With rain is forecast, the AFL Round 12 clash may turn into a real slog.

With both sides having a 4-6 record so far in 2020, the winner can stay in touch with the top eight on the ladder and keep their finals hopes alive. Who will thrive best in the predicted conditions?

Fremantle Dockers Form


Fremantle have been competitive for most of the season despite currently sitting in 14th position on the AFL ladder.

They bounced back from a disappointing Round 9 defeat to Geelong when scoring an upset victory over Collingwood and, most recently, recorded a 16-point win over Hawthorn in Round 11.

Fremantle Dockers Team News


*Round 11 teams listed as the Round 12 line-up is unavailable

FB: B.Cox, R.Conca, N.Wilson
HB: S.Hill, L.Ryan, J.Aish
C: C.Serong, N.Fyfe, T.Duman
HF: T.Colyer, M.Taberner, M.Frederick
FF: L.Schultz, R.Lobb, M.Crowden
FOL: S.Darcy, A.Cerra, A.Brayshaw
IC: E.Hughes, D.Mundy, C.Blakely, B.Bewley

Carlton Form


Carlton's competitiveness and consistency has dropped off a shade of late and they find themselves in 13th position on the ladder, albeit with a reasonably healthy percentage of 94.7%.

They were flat in a 31-point defeat to Hawthorn. Last week against the premiership favourites in West Coast, the Blues held a 13-point half time lead before tiring with just a two goal second-half.

Carlton Team News


*Round 11 teams listed as the Round 12 line-up is unavailable

B: S.Petrevski-Seton, J.Weitering, L.Plowman
HB: S.Docherty, L.Jones, K.Simpson
C: S.Walsh, P.Cripps, J.Newnes
HF: J.Martin, L.Casboult, M.Murphy
F: E.Betts, T. De Koning, Z.Fisher
FOLL: M.Pittonet, E.Curnow, M.Kennedy
I/C: T.Williamson, M.Gibbons, W.Setterfield, M.Cottrell

Fremantle Dockers vs Carlton Head To Head

Carlton defeated Fremantle by 4 points the last time these two teams met in Round 15, 2019 at Optus Stadium in Perth.

From their last 10 clashes, the Dockers have a narrow 6-4 lead over the Blues and there has been some close contests between them in that period.

Fremantle Dockers vs Carlton Betting Odds

The head-to-head market has Fremantle as the narrow 1.87 favourites, while Carlton are 1.92 to defeat the Dockers.

Fremantle Dockers vs Carlton Match Up

As the betting markets indicate, this match does look a real flip of the coin contest with both sides close to each other on the ladder.

Carlton do appear a little more seasoned in the engine room which is led by their superstar in Patrick Cripps and he has good experience around him in Marc Murphy and Ed Curnow, whereas the Dockers are relying more on the youth of Adam Cerra, Caleb Serong and Andrew Brayshaw who are setting Fremantle up for a good future.

The obvious weakness in the Dockers 22 is their rather undersized defence, however, if the wet weather sets in then this will be less of an advantage for Levi Casboult and co in the Blues forward line as the footy will be spending a lot of time on ground level.

It will be interesting to see what Fremantle do with Nat Fyfe (has spent more time forward of late) and for the neutral fans at least, a head-to-head battle with Cripps would be a mouthwatering contest in the middle.

West Coast had to play a really strong last quarter against Carlton last week and, although they tired, that does look the right form now for an easier assignment against the Dockers, so we'll lean Carlton's way in a tough one to otherwise predict.

Fremantle Dockers vs Carlton Key Stats

  • Fremantle's Matt Taberner has kicked 2 or more goals in four of Fremantle's last five fixtures
  • On average, Fremantle are the second lowest scoring side in the AFL and also rank 17th for Inside 50s
  • Carlton's Michael Gibbons has kicked at least one goal in five his last six matches for the Blues

Fremantle Dockers vs Carlton FAQ

What time does the Fremantle Dockers vs Carlton game start?

The Fremantle Dockers vs Carlton match begins at 8.10pm AEST on Saturday, August 15.

Where is the Fremantle Dockers vs Carlton match being played?

The Fremantle Dockers vs Carlton match will be held at Optus Stadium in Perth.

How can I live stream the Fremantle Dockers vs Carlton match?

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Verdict

We'll give the Blues a chance to get back on the winners list against the Dockers.

Veteran Eddie Betts has been quiet of late, but in the wet, we're backing the classy small forward to turn things around.

Match Result: Carlton To Win @-108.7 at BetMGM - 4 Units
First Goalscorer: Eddie Betts First Goalscorer @700 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit

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