Carlton vs Hawthorn Round 3 Tips, Prediction & Preview

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Carlton vs Hawthorn Tips

Carlton Blues vs Hawthorn Hawks free AFL tips, predictions and preview.

Carlton vs Hawthorn Tips, Preview & Predictions 

Carlton Blues vs Hawthorn Hawks free AFL top tips, predictions and preview will be available when team lineups are announced.

Below is our previous head to head preview and predictions.

Carlton vs Hawthorn Tips

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Carlton vs Hawthorn Match Details

🇦🇺 Competition: AFL
🗓 Date: Saturday May 22
Time: 1:45pm AEDT
🏟 Stadium: MCG

Carlton vs Hawthorn 2021 Form (last five matches)

Blues (LLWLL)

  • RD 5: Carlton 68-96 Port Adelaide
  • RD 6: Carlton 85-103 Brisbane
  • RD 7: Essendon 107-123 Carlton
  • RD 8: Western Bulldogs 107-91 Carlton
  • RD 9: Melbourne 94-68 Carlton

Hawks (LWLLL)

  • RD 5: Hawthorn 54-104 Melbourne
  • RD 6: Hawthorn 102-99 Adelaide
  • RD 7: St Kilda 128-59 Hawthorn
  • RD 8: Hawthorn 60-98 West Coast
  • RD 9: Hawthorn 80-87 North Melbourne

Carlton vs Hawthorn Head to Head (last five matches)

  • R9 2020: Blues 58-89 Hawks
  • R6 2019: Hawks 93-88 Blues
  • R18 2018: Blues 52-124 Hawks
  • R22 2017: Blues 77-70 Hawks
  • R19 2016: Hawks 74-55 Blues

Carlton vs Hawthorn Preview

The Blues couldn’t get the win they were craving against the Demons, falling to a 26-point defeat.

Carlton has struggled with consistency so far this season, which could be costly as they look to make an optimistic finals finish. They’ve only won one match in the last five matches, coming against Essendon.

The Blues have struggled with their defensive structure over the past month, conceding more than 90 points in seven of their nine matches this season, leaving them to outgun their opponents rather than restricting them to a score.

Although they’ve had troubles defensively, they will be ecstatic with the season that Harry McKay is having, banging another three goals against the Demons to extend his lead in the Coleman medal race.

Meanwhile, the Hawks suffered an embarrassing defeat at the hands of the winless Kangaroos last time out.

The loss against North Melbourne was at no fault of their own. Although they’ve made wonderful comebacks so far this season, they coughed up a 32-point lead to lose a valuable four points. It was the third time in four seasons that Hawthorn have given a winless side their first win of the season, those coming against North Melbourne (R9, 2021), Adelaide (R15, 2021) and Brisbane (R9, 2018).

However, Carlton is one of Alastair Clarkson’s favourite sides to come up against, with the last 18 meetings resulting in 17 wins. The last time Carlton defeated Hawthorn at the MCG was in 2000.

Although Hawthorn has dominated this tie for years, I believe the Blues have what it takes to take the four points in this one.

Blues vs Hawks Team News

The Blues will be forced to make at least one change with David Cunningham suffering a bad knee injury. Jack Silvagni should return after his concussion, whilst Jack Martin is still a week away.

After a disappointing performance, you are likely to see a host of changes. Daniel Howe, Emerson Jeka and Josh Morris are all chances to come into the side after strong performances in the VFL. Shaun Burgoyne’s ankle injury has troubled him but could start if he passes a fitness test.

The two sides last met in Round 9 last season which saw the Hawks win by 31 points.

Blues vs Hawks Stats

  • The last time Carlton beat the Hawks at the G’ was in 2000
  • Carlton have won one of their last five
  • Carlton has conceded over 90 points seven times this season
  • Hawthorn have won 17 of the last 18 meetings

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