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North Melbourne vs Carlton Betting Tips, Preview & Odds - Can Carlton give the Roos the Blues?

  • A resurgent Carlton clash with North Melbourne to kick off Saturday's slate of AFL
  • The Blues are fresh off an agonising kick after the siren loss to Port Adelaide
  • North Melbourne is in free-fall and are in real danger of finishing in the bottom two
  • Can Carlton continue is climb?
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Can Carlton continue to build on their strong start to the season? (Getty)

An intriguing clash takes place on Saturday afternoon with an in-form Carlton team taking on an out of sorts North Melbourne side. 

It is a game which won’t get too much attention from the media but is a very important one for both clubs. Carlton can keep in touch with the top eight if they can get the four points while North's season is currently hanging by a thread.

North Melbourne Form & Team News 


North Melbourne is in terrible form, losing their last four games. The scoreboard flattered them two weeks ago against the Bombers, and they only managed to score 23 points last week against Richmond, who were severely undermanned. 

An injury-ravaged line up just took another hit with captain Jack Ziebell and new recruit Aiden Boner set to miss Saturday's match.

North Melbourne's team for Saturday can be found below: 

B: Pittard, Tarrant, McDonald
HB: Atley, McKay, Hayden
C: Polec, Simpkin, Dumont
HF: Zurhaar, Walker, Scott
F: Mahony, Brown, Taylor
FOLL: Goldstein, Higgins, Anderson
I/C: Davies-Uniacke, Larkey, Macmillan, Hall

Carlton Form & Team News 


Carlton is enjoying its best start to a season in recent memory and look set to be a finals contender for the first time in five years.

While they have only won one out of their last three, they only narrowly lost to Port Adelaide last week and matched it for large periods against St Kilda three weeks prior. The Blues' best is good enough, but can they find it routinely?

One man who has been consistent throughout the start of the Carlton season is Jack Martin, who's class around goal has been a shining light.

Carlton has made no changes to last week's side.

Carlton's team for Saturday can be found below:

B: Plowman, Jones, Simpson

HB: Docherty, Weitering, Williamson

C: Murphy, Cripps, Newnes

HF: Martin, Casboult, McGovern

F: Betts, McKay, Gibbons

FOLL: Pittonet, Setterfield, Walsh

I/C: Petrevski-Seton, E.Curnow, Kennedy, Cuningham


North Melbourne vs Carlton Head to Head 


North Melbourne has dominated Carlton over the last five years, winning their last five encounters. The last two matches have been extremely one sided with North Melbourne winning by a combined 144 points.

North Melbourne vs Carlton Betting Odds 


Carlton has been installed as the clear favourite at $1.54 with North Melbourne is a big outsider at $2.50. 

The line has been set at -10.5 for the Blues. 


North Melbourne vs Carlton Match Up 


The battle of the ruckmen looks like it will have a big say in this match with experienced star Todd Goldstein going up against the youngster in Marc Pittonet. 

Goldstein is having a terrific year and would be close to career best form, which is a big statement given his body of work. Pittonet has exceeded all expectations since arriving at Carlton. While he's not in the upper echelon of rucks in the competition, he's a genuine battler who will always deliver a contest.

The winner of this battle may decide the contest.

North Melbourne vs Carlton Key Stats 


  • Shaun Higgins has had over 30 disposals in three of his last four games against Carlton 
  • Carlton rank 5th in Points per game this season 
  • North Melbourne rank 1st in Clearances per game this season 
  • Carlton rank 15th in disposals per game this season

North Melbourne vs Carlton FAQ

What time does North Melbourne vs Carlton start?

The North Melbourne vs Carlton game is on at 1:05PM AEST on Saturday, July 25.

Where is the North Melbourne vs Carlton game being played?

The Kangaroos host the Blues at the Gabba, which is located in Brisbane.

How can I live stream the North Melbourne vs Carlton game?

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Verdict

Carlton has been one of the more unlucky teams this season and could easily be sitting inside the eight. Conversely, North Melbourne have been the worst team in the league over the last month, which gives us plenty of confidence in the Blues.

We're also having a small investment on Jack Martin to kick the first of the match with no obvious medium forward match up for the former Sun.

Best Bet: Carlton (1-39) Margin Bet @1.82 at Sportsbet - 10 Units
Value Bet: Jack Martin First Goal Scorer @15.00 at Sportsbet - 3 Units

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