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  • Geelong Cats have won 8 of the last 10 matches against Carlton
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Carlton vs Geelong Cats Tips


Carlton have momentum on their side, but they are yet to beat a top 8 side this season. Geelong are tipped to boost their chances of a top 4 finish and the double chance. 

  • Carlton have won their last 2 matches.
  • Carlton have won the last 3 matches in a row against Geelong at the MCG. 
  • Geelong Cats have won 8 of the last 10 matches against Carlton. 
  • Geelong Cats have won 7 of their last 8 matches.

Head to Head


Carlton pulled off a huge upset Round 3 of last year, beating a Geelong side who rarely faulter at home by two points. 

Overall, though, the Cats have been a bogey club for the Blues in recent history. Geelong have won eight of the last 10 matches, although none of the matches were played at the MCG. 

Carlton Form


Carlton are on a two-game winning streak after knocking over Fremantle Dockers 80-64 last weekend.

The two wins have allowed the Blues to once again be in a race for the finals, but time is running out.

Carlton are yet to beat a top eight side this season, but a win could start a decent winning streak as the next few games look favorable for the Blues. 

Midfield jet Sam Walsh has burst onto the scene as one of the best players in the competition, racking in an average 29 disposals for the season as well as kicking the sealer last Saturday. 

Carlton Team News


In-form runner Zac Williams returns this week after serving his one-match suspension.

Co-captain Patty Cripps has escaped serious injury and will play against the Cats. 

Zac Fisher is among the emergencies after spending the last two weeks recovering from his ankle injury.

Carlton Team List


B: Plowman, Weitering, Newman
HB: Petrevski-Seton, Jones, Stocker
C: Walsh, Cripps, Newnes
HF: E.Curnow, McKay, Silvagni
F: Betts, Casboult, Fogarty
FOLL: De Koning, Dow, Kennedy
I/C: Saad, Williams, Martin, Owies
EMG: Cottrell, Williamson, Setterfield, Fisher

Geelong Cats Form 


Geelong bounced back against Essendon Bombers last Friday night with a runaway win 98-57.

The Cats are only out of the top 4 by the slimmest of margins, so a decent win this week should see them return.

Geelong are a serious contender and a dark horse to win the flag as they are in the top 5 for many various winning statistics. 

Some of the stats include Disposals, Clearances, Efficiency Inside 50 and Marks Inside 50.  

Geelong Cats Team News


Captain Joel Selwood is managed this week along with Luke Dahlhaus.

Full-forward Jeremy Cameron has once again injured his hamstring and is estimated to be out at least a month.

Tall Esava Ratugalea gets the vote to replace Cameron in the Cats forward line.

Shaun Higgins is also recalled along with Mark O'Connor, while Quinton Narkle is left out.

Geelong Cats Team List 


B: Atkins, Kolodjashnij, Henry
HB: Henderson, Stewart, Blicavs
C: Smith, C.Guthrie, Menegola
HF: Dangerfield, Ratugolea, Close
F: Higgins, Hawkins, Rohan
FOLL: Stanley, O’Connor, Parfitt
I/C: Bews, Tuohy, Holmes, Miers
EMG: Z.Guthrie, Narkle, Evans, Fort

Carlton vs Geelong Cats FAQs

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What time does Carlton vs Geelong Cats start?

The match is being played at the MCG at 4.35pm AEDT on Saturday, July 10.

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Verdict

Carlton will likely struggle to get on top of this Cats side. Geelong should win by 1-39 points and fight back into the top 4.

Best Bet: Geelong by 1-39 Winning Margin @100.00 at Winnersbet - 3 Units

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