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Carlton Blues host GWS Giants in an AFL round 24 match that promises to be entertaining for all Aussie Rules fans worldwide. This match will occur at 08:10 UTC at the Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, on Sunday, August 27, 2023. Check out our preview and prediction for this game.
Carlton Blues vs GWS Giants match prediction
This clash sees two teams in good form quest for another victory. Here are our top predictions ahead of the Carlton Blues vs GWS game this Saturday:
GWS Giants to win (with overtime) @ 83/100 (1.83)
Although the Giants come into this match as the underdog, their forward line looks in great shape, with Toby Greene and Jesse Hogan snagging big bags in previous games, but Adam Kingsley has to be concerned about his club’s pressure rate.
Still, as we saw against Adelaide last year, this is the kind of game Carlton might typically lose, and the Giants will be keen to get one over their rivals and record a statement victory that might just get them to the finals this season.
Sam Walsh to get 30+ disposals @ 11/10 (2.15)
Anyone who follows the Carlton Blues knows that Sam Walsh is a disposals machine. While his most recent match was quiet by his standards, the big-kicker’s five prior games have made healthy reading for Blues fans: 23, 32, 25, 29 and 35.
Given that Walsh averages 31 disposals per game across Carlton’s last three encounters with the Giants, we say the 23-year-old has a great shot at cracking the 30 mark again this match, for a healthy 2.15 (11/10) return.
Carlton Blues vs GWS Giants preview
Both teams come into this match on the back of an impressive run of form, and both will have their eyes set on victory on Sunday.
Carlton has qualified for the finals after a thrilling four-point victory over the Gold Coast Suns in Round 23 and the Blues are in fifth place on the leaderboard at the moment. Depending on how other matches turn out, Michael Voss’ team might settle for anywhere from fifth to seventh after the home and away campaign. A victory in this game will guarantee a fifth place and a home final. They overcame a 40-point deficit to win over the Suns, their ninth straight triumph. Charlie Curnow ignited the comeback with five goals, while Sam Docherty, Zac Fisher, and Nic Newman all had 25 or more touches.
The Carlton Blues must be prepared to take on a Giants lineup that just defeated Essendon by a score of 126 points. Tom Green collected 39 disposals in that game, while Jesse Hogan kicked nine goals. If the Western Bulldogs beat Geelong earlier in the round, a victory for the Giants will ensure their qualification for the playoffs. In contrast, a defeat increases the likelihood that they will not.
Blues vs Giants head-to-head
Carlton Blues have an impressive record against GWS Giants, having won their last three against them, including the Round 3 clash between the two sides earlier this season by 10 points.
Carlton Blues vs GWS Giants match details
Starting Time: 08:10 UTC
Venue: Marvel Stadium, Melbourne, Australia
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