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Carlton vs Hawthorn Betting Tips, Preview & Odds - Can the Blues win their way into the eight?

  • The Blues meet the Hawks at Optus Stadium in Perth, on Friday at 5.40pm AEST
  • Hawthorn have a super record against the Blues, winning 16 of their last 17 matches
  • The attention will be on how much of a tag superstar Patrick Cripps receives after some controversy during the week
  • Can the Blues fight off the Hawks?
Carlton vs Hawthorn Betting Tips, Preview & Odds
Patty Cripps holds the key to the Blues on Friday night (Getty Images)
Carlton take on Hawthorn at Optus Stadium on Friday evening with both teams in dire need of a win to keep in finals contention.

Carlton is resurgent this season, winning three of their last five matches. Hawthorn has lost four-straight games and could almost rule themselves out of finals contention if they lose again on Friday.

Carlton Form & Team News

Carlton has been showing a huge spark this season, winning three of their last five matches. 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.

The big positive from this is that their superstar skipper Patty Cripps has not had a huge influence on matches, so they are winning without him playing a key role.

Expect him to free up this week with umpires most likely watching closely on how heavily he is being tagged.

*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 on the downhill slide and it is a testament to the fall of this once great club that they are the outsiders heading into a game 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 when they can only kick the ball inside 50 to Jack Gunston.

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 appearances, but Carlton have seemingly been in a re-build stage for seven or eight years now.

They are finally hitting their straps and while Hawthorn are down on form, this is the opportunity for them to win one back.

Carlton vs Hawthorn Betting Odds

Carlton have not been missed in the market, coming up at $1.54 while 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 star, and will have a big fight on his hands.

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 shackle and unleash on this match on a possible size mis-match on Worpel.

If so, there will be no stopping the Blues.

Carlton vs Hawthorn Key Stats

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

Carlton vs Hawthorn FAQ

When does Carlton vs Hawthorn begin?

Carlton vs Hawthorn will commence at 5.40pm on Friday, July 31.

Where is the Carlton vs Hawthorn match played?

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

How can I live stream the Carlton vs Hawthorn match?

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Verdict

We will be backing the Blues to win by 1-39 points and having a same game multi of Carlton 1-39, Sicily 20+ disposals, Simpson 15+ disposals and Gibbons anytime goal scorer.
Best Bet: Carlton 1-39 Big Win/Little Win @10.00 at Sportsbet - 2 Units
Value Bet: Multi Same Game Multi @7.00 at Sportsbet - 5 Units

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