TIO Stadium will play host to Friday's Round 13 AFL game between Gold Coast and Carlton . The game kicks off at 7:50 pm with Carlton heading into the game as favourites with the bookmakers. Continue reading for our in-depth preview of the Gold Coast vs. Carlton game and give you our free tips and bets.
When: Friday August 21, 2020 at 7:50 pm
Where: TIO Stadium
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
Gold Coast Suns vs Carlton Blues Odds
Gold Coast Suns vs Carlton Blues Preview
Suns coach Stewart Dew will be hoping for an effort level similar to the one his side produced on Tuesday night against Richmond.
The Suns matched the Tigers for almost four quarters before a couple of late goals saw the Tigers home by 21.
Carlton coach David Teague, meanwhile, will be hoping for a more thorough performance from his side following last week’s thrilling win over Fremantle on the siren.
The Blues find themselves just four points off the eight, making this another must-win game for Carlton with Collingwood and GWS ahead over the coming two weeks.
The Suns did a lot right against Richmond and there really isn’t as much between these two sides as the market suggests.
Carlton’s inside 50 entries were ordinary against the Dockers, while they also struggled to take contested marks and, aside from Jack Newnes, kick accurately in front of goal.
The short rest really does hurt the Suns though and the added travel to the Northern Territory has to be factored in.
Either way, this should be a cracking game between two of the most improved sides in the comp, but the edge has to go to the Blues.
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Gold Coast Suns vs Carlton Blues Teams
B: C.Budarick, S.Collins, J.Harbrow
HB: J.Bowes, C.Ballard, C.Graham
C: J.Lukosius, H.Greenwood, B.Ellis
HF: L.Weller, S.Day, J.Corbett
F: I.Rankine, B.King, S.Flanders
FOLL: J.Witts, D.Swallow, T.Miller
I/C: B.Ainsworth, N.Anderson, S.Lemmens, W.Powell
EMG: A.Sexton, C.Burgess, Z.Smith, N.Holman
IN: J.Harbrow, D.Swallow, S.Lemmens
OUT: B.Fiorini, N.Holman, A.Sexton (all omitted)
B: K.Simpson, L.Jones, T.Williamson
HB: S.Docherty, J.Weitering, L.Plowman
C: M.Cottrell, P.Cripps, W.Setterfield
HF: M.Gibbons, L.Casboult, Z.Fisher
F: E.Betts, H.McKay, J.Martin
FOLL: T.De Koning, E.Curnow, M.Murphy
I/C: S.Petrevski-Seton, S.Walsh, J.Newnes, M.Pittonet
EMG: L.O’Brien, C.Polson, J.Honey, C.Moore
IN: J.Martin, M.Pittonet
OUT: M.Kennedy (injured), J.Honey (omitted)