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Brisbane Lions vs Carlton Blues predictions and odds: AFL 2023 finals series

Brisbane Lions and Carlton Blues will be battling it out for a place in the Grand Final, with both teams looking to pull one over the other. The match-up will be held at The Gabba, giving the Lions the much-needed home advantage. The Lions triumphed over Sydney in their last game, winning impressively 87-32. Similarly, Carlton Blues secured their place in this game by narrowly beating Melbourne 73-71. We are surely set for some exciting action.

Check out some of our latest predictions on this promising fixture.

Brisbane Lions vs Carlton Blues – match predictions

Below are the predictions for the upcoming AFL finals duel between Brisbane Lions and Carlton Blues.

Charlie Curnow to score for Carlton Blues @ 8/13 (1.62)

Charlie Curnow has been outstanding! Putting on fine performances against Gold Coast, GWS Giants, and Melbourne. He has scored over 80 goals since 2022 and is Carlton’s highest goalscorer in 2023. He would look to cause lots of trouble on Saturday when they take on Brisbane Lions at the Gabba.

Brisbane to win by margin of 1-39 points @ 11/10 (2.10)

The Lions would be clear favourites to go away with the win, and bookies will agree. Their confidence entering this match-up will play a significant role, and we expect them to blow away Carlton Blues over two halves. Their last meeting in June saw the Lions secure an impressive 100-74 win over the Blues, which may likely repeat in this match.

Brisbane Lions vs Carlton Blues preview

Now that we have provided you with some betting tips for this game, let’s take a closer look at the recent form of both teams.

Brisbane Lions

The Brisbane Lions have been a dangerous threat this season, averaging an incredible 94.8 points per game and finishing second in the league only behind Collingwood. This demonstrates their scoring proficiency and ability to generate high points during contests regularly. They’ve shown consistency in their results this season and aren’t ready to put their foot off the gas.

Carlton Blues

The Carlton Blues have come this far in the competition by finishing fifth and beating the Sydney Swans and Melbourne Demons. They’ve pulled some tricks from their hat and will look to continue in their strides. They will need to outscore the Lions tonight to have any chance of progressing further. 

Lions vs. Blues head-to-head

The Lions have proved challenging to beat by the blues in recent years. They have won a staggering 8 of their last 10 against the Blues, with the Blues winning the other two. The Lions ran away with a 100-74 win in their last meeting with the Blues in June, their fifth in a row victory over the Blues. Here’s a breakdown:

  • Brisbane Lions vs. Carlton Blues 100-74
  • Brisbane Lions vs. Carlton Blues 114-81
  • Brisbane Lions vs. Carlton Blues 63-28
  • Brisbane Lions vs. Carlton Blues 103-88
  • Brisbane Lions vs. Carlton Blues 78-61

Key match details

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Date: September 22, 2023

Starting Time: 7:15 pm GMT

Venue: The Gabba, Brisbane

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