Melbourne vs Carlton Round 9 Tips, Prediction & Preview

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Carlton vs Melbourne Tips

Carlton Blues vs Melbourne Demons free AFL tips.

Carlton Blues vs Melbourne Demons free AFL tips, predictions and preview will be available in the days leading up to the game.

Carlton vs Melbourne Tips

Carlton vs Melbourne Match Details

?? Competition: AFL
? Date: Saturday June 13
Time: 4.35pm AEST
? Stadium: Marvel Stadium

Carlton vs Melbourne 2020 Form

Carlton (L)

  • R1: Richmond 105-81 Carlton

Melbourne (L)

  • R1: West Coast 78-51 Melbourne

Carlton vs Melbourne Head to Head (last five matches)

Both teams have 5 wins in the last 10 meetings between each other.

  • R16, 2019: Carlton 100-105 Melbourne
  • R9, 2018: Carlton 50-159 Melbourne
  • R16, 2017: Carlton 82-90 Melbourne
  • R2, 2017: Melbourne 86-64 Carlton
  • R22, 2016: Carlton 78-58 Melbourne

Carlton vs Melbourne Preview and Prediction

These two sides have only played against each other at Marvel Stadium on four occasions with Carlton winning three of those.

This game will be important for both sides as they look to get their first win on the board.

Carlton’s loss to premiers Richmond wasn’t surprising but there was signs of maturity and improvement to the side who had seven wins last season. The Blues efficiency and goal threat inside 50 troubled the Richmond defenders particularly in the second half. 

Carlton kicked nine second half goals to the Tigers five, a promising sign for the Blues heading into Saturday’s match.

Former Gold Coast Suns midfielder, Jack Martin was best on ground for the Blues with four goals and 17 disposals, whilst talisman Patrick Cripps finished with 10 clearances.

Melbourne, also to no surprise, lost to powerhouse West Coast Eagles. The 2018 Preliminary Finalists finished with 10 more inside 50’s than the Eagles despite having two less scoring shots. 

Jack Viney got 34 disposals and six tackles in a dominating performance, something he’ll look to continue with against the Blues.

Both Melbourne and Carlton had a disappointing 2019 season, finishing 16th and 17th respectively. 

It will be interesting to see how Eddie Betts fairs in his first game for his old club, Demons fans will be hoping Harley Bennell can make an impact in his first game for the club.

Melbourne haven’t had the best of form of recent, but I think they’ll edge this one in a tight contest.

Carlton vs Melbourne Team News

Carlton name three changes as they lose Matthew Kreuzer and Zac Fisher to injury. Betts is named for the first time after returning to his former club and Marc Pittonet plays his first game for the Blues after being traded from Hawthorn.

The Demons have named an alarming seven changes to the team that lost to West Coast by 27 points. Former Bombers Michael Hibberd and Mitch Brown are left out including defenders Alex Neal-Bullen and Oscar McDonald. 

Star defender Christian Salem returns along with veteran midfielder Nathan Jones, Bennell is set to run out for the first time in the red and blue. 

The two sides last met in Round 16, 2019, which saw the Demons prevail over the Blues by five points.

Carlton vs Melbourne Stats

  • Melbourne have only won two of their last 15 matches
  • Carlton have a 3-1 record at Marvel Stadium against the Demons
  • Tom McDonald has kicked 15 goals in his last three matches against the Blues
  • Melbourne had a set shot accuracy of 38% in Round 1, the worst in the competition
  • In the previous 10 encounters, Melbourne and Carlton have five wins a piece
  • Only twice in 24 games has a Melbourne player kicked more than three goals

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