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Gold Coast Suns vs Carlton Tips - Blues to extend eight-game winning run

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Last updated: 18 Aug 2023
Ben Darvill 18 Aug 2023
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Carlton Blues and Gold Coast Suns (Getty Images)
Carlton Blues and Gold Coast Suns (Getty Images)

Gold Coast Suns vs Carlton Tips


Gold Coast arrive for this one after being swatted aside in a 114-90 loss at the hands of the Sydney Swans last week. 
  • Gold Coast Suns vs Carlton Tips
  • Head to Head
  • Gold Coast Suns Form 
  • Gold Coast Suns Team News
  • Gold Coast Suns Team List
  • Carlton Form 
  • Carlton Team News
  • Carlton Team List

Carlton extended their winning run to eight games by beating the Melbourne Demons in a powerful 60-56 triumph. The Blues are backed again here.

Head to Head


Carlton hammered the Suns 120-61 when they last met in June, with this their sixth win in their last 10.

Gold Coast Suns Form 


The Gold Coast Suns have struggled for consistency of late, and this lack of form has cost them their chance of snaring a spot in the top eight this season. 

Defeats to the Adelaide Crows and Sydney Swans in their last two have seen the Suns slip down to 15th on the ladder. 

Gold Coast Suns Team News


Macpherson, Farrer, Day and Hollands are omitted, while Holma is injured. The Suns turn to Johnston, Fiorini, Budarick, King and Sexton. 

Gold Coast Suns Team List


B: C.Ballard, S.Collins, M.Andrew
HB: N.Anderson, R.Atkins, B.Ellis
C: L.Johnston, S.Flanders, B.Fiorini
HF: M.Rosas, J.Lukosius, B.Ainsworth
F: C.Budarick, B.King, L.Casboult
FOLL: J.Witts - C, M.Rowell, T.Miller
I/C: A.Sexton, B.Humphrey, S.Lemmens, D.Swallow
EMG: S.Day, B.Long, D.Macpherson, J.Tsitas

Carlton Form 


The Carlton Blues have been exceptionally good this home and away season, with a brilliant winning run seeing them go from top eight hopefuls to fifth on the ladder and finals contenders. 

While they are not technically sure of their place in the finals yet, a win here will officially clinch their spot. 

Carlton's biggest focus will likely be on keeping their stunning eight-game winning run alive.

Carlton Team News


Fogarty is out injured as McKay is brought into the side. 

Carlton Team List


B: B.Kemp, J.Weitering, N.Newman
HB: A.Cincotta, C.Marchbank, A.Saad
C: O.Hollands, P.Cripps - C, S.Docherty
HF: J.Martin, T.De Koning, D.Cuningham
F: J.Motlop, C.Curnow, M.Owies
FOLL: M.Pittonet, G.Hewett, B.Acres
I/C: Z.Fisher, P.Dow, M.Cottrell, H.McKay
EMG: J.Silvagni, E.Curnow, J.Boyd, J.Honey

Verdict

I am backing the Blues to extend their excellent run in the AFL and to clinch their place in the top eight with a battling win. 

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