Carlton vs St Kilda Round 5 Tips, Prediction and Preview

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Carlton vs St Kilda Tips

Carlton look to continue their push up the ladder when they face a St Kilda side on Thursday night, who got a strong victory against Richmond last week.

Carlton Blues vs St Kilda Saints free AFL tips, predictions and preview – The last time Carlton won three games in a row was back in early 2016.

Carlton vs St Kilda Tips

Carlton vs St Kilda Match Details

?? Competition: AFL
? Date: Thursday July 2
Time: 7:40pm AEST
? Stadium: Marvel Stadium

Carlton vs St Kilda 2020 Form

Carlton (LLWW)

  • R1: Richmond 105-81 Carlton
  • R2: Carlton 53-54 Melbourne
  • R3: Geelong 77-79 Carlton
  • R4: Essendon 51-52 Carlton

St Kilda

  • R1: North Melbourne 56-54 St Kilda
  • R2: St Kilda 88-49 Western Bulldogs
  • R3: Collingwood 81-37 St Kilda
  • R4: St Kilda 93-67 Richmond

Carlton vs St Kilda Head to Head (last five matches)

St Kilda have won four of the last five games against Carlton.

  • R22 2019: Carlton 78-68 St Kilda
  • R10 2019: St Kilda 68-55 Carlton
  • R17 2018: St Kilda 116-52 Carlton
  • R8 2017: St Kilda 85-66 Carlton
  • R20 2016: Carlton 51-122 St Kilda

Carlton vs St Kilda Preview and Prediction

The two sides come off hard-fought triumphs in Round 4 against Essendon and Richmond, they’ll be looking to back that up against each other to commence Round 5.

The Blues and Saints have been moved to a Thursday night prime-time football slot due to the Queensland government tightening its restrictions because of the recent COVID-19 spike in Victoria which has resulted in some fixture changes.

Carlton dominated all aspects of the game against the Bombers, although a troubling sign was their inability to see off the game, missing crucial chances and turning the ball over 74 times, which is well above their average.

Levi Casboult continued his strong start to the season with 14 disposals, three contested marks and three goals.

Meanwhile, the Saints had a comfortable win over the struggling Tigers. The Saints were extremely efficient inside 50 going at 60.5%.

Former Tiger, Dan Butler was best on the ground against his former side finishing the match with 14 disposals, seven score involvements and three goals.

Playing at Marvel Stadium will suit the Saints, who play their best football there including notable victories against the Western Bulldogs and Richmond throughout the season.

Carlton has won two games on the trot, but I think they’ll lose this one in a close contest considering it’s at Marvel Stadium.

Carlton vs St Kilda Team News

Carlton will most likely see the return of tall forward Harry McKay and Zac Fisher after they missed Saturday’s one-point win over the Bombers. Jack Silvagni will miss this week after sustaining rib injuries from Zach Merrett.

The Saints will likely see the return of ruckman Paddy Ryder after he missed last week with soreness, Brett Ratten left the door open for the possibility of two debutants to play including Jack Bytel and Ryan Byrnes

These sides last met in Round 22, 2019, which saw the Saints beat the Blues by 10 points.

Blues vs Saints Stats

  • St Kilda have won four of the last five games against Carlton
  • Tim Membrey has averaged 3.5 goals in his last five matches against Carlton
  • Carlton last beat St Kilda at Marvel Stadium in 2014
  • The home side has won nine of the past 13 H2Hs
  • Carlton last won three in a row in 2016

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