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Carlton vs Port Adelaide Tips - Power to give Carlton the Blues

  • Carlton vs Port Adelaide predictions for Saturday's AFL Round 5 match
  • Port Adelaide have won their last 4 matches against Carlton
  • The margin has been 21 points or less in the last 3 matches
  • Match preview, predictions and latest team news
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Carlton vs Port Adelaide Tips


Carlton have won their last two matches comfortably, but this is a much tougher test. Port Adelaide have had their measure, albeit without blowing them off the park. I'm tipping Power to win by 1-39, while their is value on that margin being 20 points or less.

  • Carlton have won their last 2 matches.
  • Port Adelaide have won their last 4 matches against Carlton.
  • Port Adelaide have won their last 3 matches against Carlton by 21 points or less.
  • Port Adelaide have won 3 of their 4 matches played this season.

Head to Head


Port Adelaide have won their last four matches against Carlton, and six of the last eight.

It was a thriller last year as Robbie Gray's goal after the siren saw the Power prevail 64-61 at the Gabba in Round 7.

Carlton Form


Back-to-back wins have sparked Carlton's season into life, but can they now do it against one of the premiership contenders?

Carlton were 109-64 winners over Fremantle Dockers in Round 3 and followed that up with 70-59 victory over Gold Coast Suns at Metricon Stadium last weekend.

Having lost their opening two games to Richmond Tigers and Collingwood, how will they fare when the Power come to town?

Carlton Team News


Carlton welcome back Mitch McGovern into the side after his return to fitness following back and hamstring injuries.

Zac Williams has also been recalled by the Blues, but there is no place for Paddy Dow who has been dropped along with Will Setterfield.

Carlton lose Jack Silvagni and Luke Parks to injury with Charlie Curnow still on the sidelines.

Carlton Team List


B: S.Docherty, L.Jones, S.Petrevski-Seton
HB: L.Plowman, J.Weitering, A.Saad
C: M.Cottrell, P.Cripps, S.Walsh
HF: L.Fogarty, M.McGovern, M.Murphy
F: M.Gibbons, H.McKay, L.Casboult
FOLL: M.Pittonet, E.Curnow, Z.Williams
I/C: J.Newnes, E.Betts, M.Kennedy, T.Williamson
EMG: D.Cuningham, W.Setterfield, P.Dow, M.Owies

Port Adelaide Form


Port Adelaide responded perfectly to their Round 3 defeat to West Coast Eagles in Perth, by winning a thriller against Richmond Tigers in Adelaide last weekend.

The Power edged out the reigning premiers 79-77 in a see-sawing final quarter at the Adelaide Oval.

It took Port to 3-1 for the season following wide-margin victories over North Melbourne and Essendon Bombers in the opening two rounds.

The only blip so for was the 108-71 loss to the Eagles at Optus Stadium two weeks ago.

Port Adelaide Team News


Port Adelaide lose Zak Butters and Xavier Duursma to injuries picked up in the win over Richmond Tigers last week. Both are set for lengthy spells on the sidelines.

Power have also left out Peter Ladhams to accommodate the return of Todd Marshall.

Bryce Woodcock also comes back in the Port, who had also named Miles Bergman in their forward line.

Port Adelaide Team List


B: R.Burton, T.Clurey, L.Jones
HB: A.Aliir, T.Jonas, D.Byrne-Jones
C: D.Houston, O.Wines, K.Amon
HF: O.Fantasia, M.Georgiades, S.Motlop
F: M.Bergman, C.Dixon, R.Gray
FOLL: S.Lycett, T.Boak, C.Rozee
I/C: H.Hartlett, T.Marshall, S.Mayes, B.Woodcock
EMG: W.Drew, M.Frederick, K.Farrell, T.McKenzie

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The match is being played at the MCG on Saturday, April 17.

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Verdict

Port Adelaide have been pushed close by the Blues in recent times and I'm expecting more of the same. Carlton may well slip to a fifth straight loss to the Power, but they can keep things respectable.

Best Bet: Port Adelaide by 1-39 Winning Margin @125.00 at BetMGM - 2 Units
Value Bet: Port Adelaide by 1-20 Alternative Winning Margin @300.00 at Caesars (Sport) - 1 Unit

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