Carlton v St Kilda Tips, Predictions and Match Preview - Blues to prevail in close contest

Trent Orwin 14 Aug 2019
  • The Blues and Saints meet in Round 22 action at the MCG
  • Here is our preview of the Saturday afternoon clash

Carlton host St Kilda in Round 22 action at the MCG on Saturday afternoon.

The match will be broadcast live on Fox Footy with the first bounce at 1:45pm AEST.

Match Preview


Carlton have been rejuvenated since David Teague took over as caretaker coach. The exact same can be said for St Kilda too with Brett Ratten currently at the helm. The Blues sit 16th with a 6-14 record and the Saints are 13th with a 9-11 record. 

Brownlow Medal contender Patrick Cripps had 37 disposals in their loss to the Tigers last week. He is going to be hard to stop again this week. This year’s likely Rising Star Award winner Sam Walsh had 19 disposals which is below his season average; expect Walsh to bounce back against the Saints. 

The Saints come off a three-point win over Fremantle with Josh Bruce the hero after kicking a goal in the final minute to win the game. Jack Steven was exceptional in his first game back with three goals and 22 disposals. Jack Billings leads the club averaging 26.1 disposals ahead of Sebastian Ross with 25.8 per match. Both players will be important on Sunday.

Levi Casboult will be a key player with the Blues swingman kicking 15 goals for the season and averaging almost two intercept marks. He can play both forward and back when required. 

Selection News


Carlton – Liam Jones will miss the rest of the season with a throat injury. Hugh Goddard should replace Jones. Darcy Lang only had four disposals against Richmond and could be omitted this week. 

St Kilda – Veteran defender Nathan Brown may be recalled to the team. Ben Paton could make way for Brown. Nick Coffield will miss the rest of the season with a dislocated shoulder.  

Match Odds


Carlton $1.95
St Kilda $1.85

* Correct at time of writing

Stats


St Kilda have won the last five against Carlton
R10, 2019: St Kilda 9.14 (68) def. Carlton 8.7 (55)
The Blues average eight more hit outs per match

Prediction and Tips


A difficult match to work out but think Carlton can do enough to secure the four points. 


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