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GWS vs Carlton Betting Tips, Preview & Odds - Giants to boost AFL finals hopes

  • GWS Giants and Carlton meet at Metricon Stadium on Thursday
  • Both sides need to win to boost AFL finals hopes
  • GWS have won 6 of the last 7 head to heads
  • The AFL Round 15 game gets underway at 7.10pm AEST
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GWS Giants have beaten Carlton heavily on the last two meetings (Getty Images)

GWS Giants can boost their finals aspirations with a win over Carlton when the sides meet at Metricon Stadium on Thursday. Defeat to Collingwood last weekend all but ended the Blues' finals hopes, but the Giants are firmly alive after getting the better of Fremantle Dockers.

GWS Form & Team News

GWS Giants breathed live into their season when getting the better of Fremantle 91-53 in Perth on Saturday, but head to the Gold Cost needing to repeat the win against the Blues. 

A win could see the Giants back in the top eight, should Melbourne Demons go down to Sydney Swans earlier on Thursday. But regardless of the outcome of that match it is crucial they get the points to stay alive in a congested middle of the ladder.

GWS will be without Josh Kelly through concussion, but Jeremy Finlayson comes back ino the side.

The Giants team for Thursday is below:

B: N.Haynes, L.Keeffe, H.Shaw
HB: A.Kennedy, A.Corr, L.Ash
C: H.Perryman, Boer, L.Whitfield
HF: B.Daniels, J.Cameron, D.Lloyd
F: T.Greene, H.Himmelberg, J.Riccardi
FOLL: S.Mumford, S.Coniglio, J.Hopper
I/C: T.Taranto, Z.Williams, J.Finlayson, B.Hill

Carlton Form & Team News

Carlton are in a win-at-all-costs scenario if they are to make the finals with last week's 72-48 defeat to Collingwood a hammer blow to their hopes of making the finals. They led at half-time and three-quarter time, but went goalless in the second half of the game. 

The 12th-placed  Blues has given themselves a major chance with victories over Fremantle Dockers after the siren and Gold Coast, but realistically now need to win all four remaining games and hope still hope other results go their way.

Patrick Cripps is nursing a knee injury but will line up for the Blues. Defender Jacob Weitering is also expected to shake of a calf knock.

Mitch McGovern is is back in the Carlton side after a hamstring injury, while Sam Petrevski-Seton and Matt Cottrell have been named. Michael Gibbons (soreness) and Lachie Plowman (injured) are out, and Tom De Koning is omitted.

The Blues team for Thursday is below:

B: K.Simpson, L.Jones, T.Williamson
HB: S.Docherty, J.Weitering, S.Petrevski-Seton
C: J.Newnes, P.Cripps, M.Cottrell
HF: P.Dow, L.Casboult, M.McGovern
F: E.Betts, H.McKay, Z.Fisher
FOLL: M.Pittonet, E.Curnow, J.Martin
I/C: C.Polson, W.Setterfield, S.Walsh, M.Murphy

GWS vs Carlton Head to Head

GWS and Carlton have met nine times with the Giants winning six of those in the last seven meetings. GWS have won the last two in a row by 105 and 93 points in 2018 and 2019 respectively, although this is a much improved Blues side this season. 

GWS vs Carlton Odds

The Giants are $1.53 favourites to win the game with Carlton at $2.65. The line has been set at +10.5 points for the Blues.

GWS vs Carlton Stats

  • GWS Giants have won 6 of the last 7 matches against Carlton.
  • The Giants won by 105 and 93 points in the last two matches against Carlton.
  • GWS Giants have won by 1-39 points for all 7 victories this season.
  • Carlton have lost by 1-39 points for all 7 defeats this season.

GWS vs Carlton FAQs

What time is the GWS vs Carlton match?

The GWS vs Carlton match is played at 7.10pm on Thursday, September 3.

Where is the GWS vs Carlton match played?

The GWS vs Carlton match is played at Metricon Stadium in Gold Coast.

How can I live stream the GWS vs Carlton match?

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Last year's beaten Grand Finalists GWS Giants can make it three wins in a row and remain firmly in the finals hunt. A 1-39 margin is the best value.

Best Bet: GWS Giants Win Match Result @-188.68 at BetMGM - 5 Units
Value Bet: GWS Giants by 1-39 Winning Margin @-109.89 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units

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