Fremantle vs Carlton Round 16 Tips, Prediction & Preview

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Fremantle vs Carlton Tips

Fremantle will be looking to make it three wins on the trot when they host the Blues at the MCG.

Fremantle vs Carlton Tips, Preview & Predictions

Fremantle Dockers vs Carlton Blues free AFL tips, predictions and preview – Carlton have won the last three meetings by a margin of 1-39.

Fremantle vs Carlton Tips

  • Five of the last seven meetings have gone UNDER the total points line
  • Carlton have won the last three meetings by a margin of 1-39

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Fremantle vs Carlton Match Details

🇦🇺 Competition: AFL
🗓 Date: Saturday July 3
Time: 7:40pm AEDT
🏟 Stadium: MCG

Fremantle vs Carlton 2021 Form (last five matches)

Dockers (LLWW)

  • RD 11: Port Adelaide 115-69 Fremantle
  • RD 12: Fremantle 65-93 Western Bulldogs
  • RD 13: Fremantle 76-49 Gold Coast
  • RD 14: BYE
  • RD 15: Collingwood 79-91 Fremantle 

Blues (LLLW)

  • RD 11: Sydney 100-78 Carlton
  • RD 12: Carlton 73-95 West Coast
  • RD 13: BYE
  • RD 14: GWS 102-66 Carlton
  • RD 15: Carlton 83-73 Adelaide

Fremantle vs Carlton Head to Head (last five matches)

  • R3 2021: Blues 109-64 Dockers
  • R12 2020: Dockers 36-40 Blues
  • R15 2019: Dockers 75-79 Blues
  • R21 2018: Dockers 101-72 Blues
  • R13 2018: Blues 46-103 Dockers

Fremantle vs Carlton Preview

The Dockers came away with a narrow 12-point victory despite being without captain Nat Fyfe.

Fremantle was impressive against a never say die Collingwood outfit, with their success coming out of the middle of the ground. They dominated the clearances with their small forwards getting the most out of that facet.

The small forwards will have to be on form again, with their main avenue of goal Matt Taberner out for at least a month with a calf injury. However, they will have Fyfe available to strengthen the midfield, which will likely be the deciding factor on the day.

Meanwhile, the Blues also came away with a narrow triumph, defeating the Crows by 10 points.

Carlton broke a run of three consecutive losses to come away with the four points in a solid and shaky performance. A dominant second term was the highlight, as they booted eight goals to have a comfortable lead heading into half-time. However, they won’t be pleased with their second-half performance, only kicking two goals.

In this meeting earlier in the season, the Blues dominated at Marvel Stadium, with Harry McKay kicking seven goals against an undermanned Dockers defence. He could have another huge influence on Saturday night.

This is a tough match to predict with both sides being inconsistent this season, but considering the change of venue, I’ll have to go with the Blues in this one.

Dockers vs Blues Team News

The Dockers should see the return of Nat Fyfe after being a late out last time out. Matt Taberner will miss at least a month of action. 

The Blues will have to make at least two changes with Marc Murphy and Zac Williams missing for Saturday’s clash. Zac Fisher should return from injury.

The two sides last met in Round 3 this season, which saw the Blues win by 45 points.

Dockers vs Blues Stats

  • Fremantle have won two matches on the trot
  • Five of the last seven meetings have gone UNDER the total points line
  • Carlton have won the last three meetings by a margin of 1-39
  • Both sides have failed to score 100 points since Round 7

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