Melbourne vs Carlton Semi-Finals Tips – 15/09/23

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Carlton Blues vs Melbourne Demons free AFL tips, predictions and preview.

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Melbourne Demons vs Carlton Blues free AFL tips, predictions and preview- Melbourne to book Preliminary Final spot with win against Carlton

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Melbourne vs Carlton Tips

  • Bailey Fritsch has kicked seven goals in his past four matches against Carlton.

  • Melbourne have won eight of the past nine matches between the two sides

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  • Sam Docherty has had 20 or more disposals in 19 of his 21 matches this season.
  • Patrick Cripps has averaged 25 disposals in his past five matches against Melbourne.
  • Nic Newman has had 20 or more disposals in his past nine matches
  • Clayton Oliver has averaged 28 disposals in his past four matches against Carlton
  • Bailey Fritsch has kicked seven goals in his past four matches against Carlton.
  • Kozzie Pickett has kicked at least one goals in seven of his past eight matches.
  • Christian Petracca has kicked six goals in his past five matches against the Blues.

Melbourne vs Carlton Match Details

🇦🇺 Competition: AFL
🗓 Date: Friday September 15
⏰ Time: 7:50pm (AEST)
🏟 Stadium: MCG

Melbourne vs Carlton 2023 Form (last five matches)

Demons (WLWWL)

  • R21: North Melbourne 71-103 Melbourne
  • R22: Carlton 60-56 Melbourne
  • R23: Melbourne 87-60 Hawthorn
  • R24: Sydney 56-77 Melbourne
  • QF: Collingwood 60-53 Melbourne

Blues (WWWLW)

  • R21: St Kilda 54-73 Carlton
  • R22: Carlton 60-56 Melbourne
  • R23: Gold Coast 87-91 Carlton
  • R24: Carlton 73-105 GWS Giants
  • EF: Carlton 74-68 Sydney Swans

Carlton vs Melbourne Head to Head (last five matches)

  • R22 2023: Blues 60-Demons 56
  • R12 2023: Demons 61-44 Blues
  • R22 2022: Demons 79-74 Blues
  • R9   2021: Demons 94-68 Blues
  • R2   2020: Blues 53-54 Demons

Melbourne vs Carlton Preview

Melbourne and Carlton were involved in some close games in front of more than 90,000 fans to kick start the finals action.

The Demons featured in the Qualifying Final against Collingwood and despite some inside-50 domination, they were unable to get over the line against the Magpies, going down by seven points.

The following night, Carlton did enough to hold on against the Sydney Swans by six points, eliminating last years Grand Finalists in the process.

Carlton were led by some strong performers in the middle of the ground with Sam Walsh, Blake Acres and George Hewett all picking up 25+ disposals. But the Blues will be without Harry McKay due to concussion, while Jack Martin copped a ban from the Match Review. Jack Silvagni is a chance to replace if he gets up from a knee injury.

Melbourne lose Angus Brayshaw to concussion and Jacob Van Rooyen to suspension. The Demons were kept in the Collingwood game courtesy of a best-on-ground performance by Max Gawn, while Clayton Oliver and Christian Petracca found plenty of the ball. They will just need to capitalise on their forward entries more effectively.

Both sides have some tall timber down back and this could go right down to the wire, much like last time the two sides met, which was as recently as Round 22. That resulted in a controversial four-point win to the Blues. The task at hand gets no easier for the winner of this game and a date with Brisbane at the GABBA awaits in the Preliminary Final, while the loser can farewell season 2023.

Melbourne vs Carlton Stats

  • In the current AFL Finals system, 42 Semi Finals have been played with 33 of those taken out by the loser of the Qualifying Final the previous week.
  • Melbourne finished the home and away season in 2nd position with 16 wins, Carlton were 5th with 13 wins.

Demons vs Blues Best Bet

  • Alex Neal-Bullen kicked three goals last week and has snagged five in his past four games against Carlton.