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Melbourne Demons vs Carlton Tips & Preview - Dees to get back to winning ways

Last updated: 01 Jun 2023
Ben Darvill 01 Jun 2023
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  • Melbourne Demons vs Carlton predictions for Friday's AFL Round 12 match (19:50 AEST)
  • The Dees have lost their last 2 matches
  • Can either side secure a vital win?
Melbourne Demons and the Carlton Blues (Getty Images)
Melbourne Demons and the Carlton Blues (Getty Images)

Melbourne Demons vs Carlton Predictions

Melbourne Demons were left stunned in their last match as they were once again edged by a single-figure margin as they were beaten 79-72 by the Fremantle Dockers. 
  • Melbourne Demons vs Carlton Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • Melbourne Demons Form 
  • Melbourne Demons Team News
  • Melbourne Demons Team List
  • Carlton Blues Form 
  • Carlton Blues Team News
  • Carlton Blues Team List

The Carlton Blues were consigned to their fourth-defeat in a row in their last game as the Sydney Swans won 77-51 and I'm tipping that becomes five straight losses.

Head to Head

In their last 10 matches, the Demons have dominated, winning eight times. The last clash between the sides saw the Demons edge to a 79-74 triumph in 2022. 

Melbourne Demons Form 

The Melbourne Demons may currently sit in fourth in the table, but they are going through a tough patch following defeats at the hands of the Port Adelaide Power and the Fremantle Dockers. 

These defeats ended an impressive four-game winning streak, but both of their defeats to the Power and the Dockers have been by less than 10 points.

Melbourne Demons Team News

Michael Hibberd and Tom McDonland are ruled out with injuries, while James Harmes is left out this week.

Adam Tomlinson, Lachie Hunter and Joel Smith come back into the side.

Melbourne Demons Team List

B: A.Tomlinson, S.May, J.McVee
HB: J.Bowey, J.Lever, C.Salem
C: T.Sparrow, J.Viney, E.Langdon
HF: K.Chandler, B.Fritsch, K.Pickett
F: C.Spargo, B.Grundy, A.Neal-Bullen
FOLL: M.Gawn - C, C.Petracca, L.Hunter
I/C: J.van Rooyen, A.Brayshaw, T.Rivers, J.Smith
EMG: J.Harmes, T.Woewodin, D.Turner, B.Brown

Carlton Blues Form 

The Carlton Blues have struggled to back up their impressive start to the campaign in which they remained unbeaten in their opening four games. 

Their run of a draw and three wins has since been following by six defeats and just one win in which they put the West Coast Eagles to the sword in a 152-44 triumph. 

With four defeats in a row including a 77-51 loss to the Swans last time out, the Blues know that they need to improve their form quickly if they are to make the finals.

Carlton Blues Team News

The Blues are hit by a number of injuries with George Hewett, Nic Newman, Marc Pittonet, Corey Durdin and Ollie Hollands all ruled out.

Ed Curnow has been left out with Jack Silvagni, Zac Fisher, Alex Cincotta, Lewis Young and Lochie O'Brien handed recalls.

Carlton Blues Team List

B: A.Cincotta, J.Weitering, B.Kemp
HB: Le.Young, M.McGovern, A.Saad
C: S.Walsh, P.Cripps - C, B.Acres
HF: J.Motlop, C.Curnow, J.Silvagni
F: Z.Fisher, H.McKay, M.Owies
FOLL: T.De Koning, A.Cerra, M.Kennedy
I/C: J.Boyd, S.Docherty, L.O’Brien, M.Cottrell
EMG: L.Fogarty, P.Dow, L.Plowman, E.Curnow


While Melbourne have not been great in their last two, I am backing them to add another victory over the Blues and to continue their domination of their misfiring opponents in a tight win. 

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