MCG will play host to Sunday's Round 9 AFL game between Melbourne Demons and Carlton Blues. The game kicks off at 3:20 pm with Melbourne Demons heading into the game as favourites with the bookmakers. Continue reading for our in-depth preview of the Melbourne Demons vs. Carlton Blues game and give you our free tips and bets.
When: Sunday May 16, 2021 at 3:20 pm
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Melbourne Demons vs Carlton Blues Odds
Melbourne Demons vs Carlton Blues Preview
It is no surprise to find the Dees at short odds on Sunday afternoon as they look to improve to improve to 9-0 against Carlton.
Melbourne has won each of its last five games against the Blues dating back to 2017 as they now try and build on the momentum of last week’s nine-point win over the Swans.
The Blues, on the other hand, have lost three of their last five, but there was a lot to like about their performance last week against the Dogs, despite what the scoreboard suggests.
Carlton led by two goals heading into the final term but were simply outclassed in the late stages as Josh Bruce and Aaron Naughton had their way.
The Blues can also feel good about the fact they’ve lost their last two games against Melbourne by no more than a goal.
Only two points separated these two sides last time they met, which does make Carlton an intriguing bet with a 10-5 record in their last 15 games as the line underdog.
Overall, Melbourne should be able to win this through the midfield, but considering the Dees have had some close calls against the Swans, North and Hawthorn a few weeks back, Carlton keeping this close isn’t as absurd as it might seem.
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Melbourne Demons vs Carlton Blues Teams
B: M.Hibberd, S.May, J.Lever
HB: C.Salem, H.Petty, T.Rivers
C: A.Brayshaw, C.Petracca, E.Langdon
HF: J.Jordon, T.McDonald, A.Neal-Bullen
F: C.Spargo, B.Brown, B.Fritsch
FOLL: M.Gawn, C.Oliver, K.Pickett
I/C: J.Harmes, S.Weideman, J.Hunt, K.Chandler
EMG: J.Bowey, J.Melksham, T.Sparrow, O.Baker
OUT: J.Melksham (omitted), L.Jackson (injured)
B: S.Docherty, L.Jones, L.Stocker
HB: A.Saad, J.Weitering, L.Plowman
C: M.Cottrell, P.Cripps, W.Setterfield
HF: D.Cunningham, L.Casboult, M.Murphy
F: E.Betts, H.McKay, L.Fogarty
FOLL: M.Pittonet, S.Walsh, Z.Williams
I/C: E.Curnow, L.Parks, N.Newman, M.Owies
EMG: T.De Koning, J.Newnes, J.Honey, M.Gibbons
IN: M.Murphy, N.Newman, W.Setterfield
OUT: J.Newnes (omitted), M.Gibbons (omitted), S.Petrevski-Seton (omitted), J.Silvagni (injured)