Carlton v Gold Coast Suns Tips, Predictions and Match Preview - Blues to pick up another win under Teague

Adam Cusworth 16 Jul 2019
  • The Blues and the Suns feature in AFL Round 18. 
  • Here is our preview of the Marvel Stadium clash

Carlton and the Gold Coast Suns get their chance to notch up a late season win when they square off in AFL Round 18 action. 

The Saturday July 20 game will be played at Marvel Stadium and all the action can be seen on Fox Sports. 

Match Preview


The two sides have battled throughout 2019 but Carlton have been the big improvers in recent times, winning three of their past five, with those victories coming since David Teague replaced Brendan Bolton as coach. 

Last weekend, the Blues broke a bit of a hoodoo by knocking over Sydney at the SCG by seven points and it was Patrick Cripps that starred once again, while Ed Curnow and Matt Kreuzer were also influential. 

On the same day, Gold Coast were rolled by Adelaide by 95 points. That loss followed a 92 point defeat at the hands of Richmond. After a promising opening to the season, the Suns have now lost 12 in a row. 

Carlton head in as $1.25 favourites for this weekend's game, the shortest odds that they will have started at for some time. Look for them to display quick ball movement from the back end of the ground. Nic Newman is another Blue in good form, while in the forward half, Harry McKay and Levi Casboult loom as targets. 

For the Suns, David Swallow, Jarrod Witts, Touk MIller and Pearce Hanley are among those that can hold their heads high but their coach Stuart Dew will be looking for a collective improvement in effort from their entire 22.

Selection News


Carlton have a healthy list at the moment. Charlie Curnow is edging closer to a return, while Hugh Goddard will be assessed during the week after copping a hit against the Swans. 

Gold Coast have a sizeable injury list. Peter Wright is one player that could come in to bolster the side but depth for the battling club is an issue. 

Match Odds


Carlton $1.25 
Gold Coast Suns $3.69

* correct at the time of writing

Stats


The two sides fought out a thriller earlier this season with Gold Coast snatching a two point win over Carlton thanks to a goal in the dying seconds. That game was back in Round 4 and was played at Metricon Stadium on the Gold Coast. 

Last season, the Blues enjoyed a win over the Suns in Round 19 but went down to that side at Marvel Stadium in Round 2. Overall, Carlton have won six of the 11 games between the two sides. The ledger is split at two wins apiece for games at Marvel. 

Prediction and Tips


Carlton will enjoy another win under David Teague and the 23.5 point line looks to be within their grasp.


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