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AFL ROUND 5

CARLTON BLUES VS ST KILDA SAINTS

THURSDAY JULY 2, 7.40 PM, MARVEL STADIUM, MELBOURNE

The resurgent Blues head into this forced reschedule fixture against St Kilda in what is sure to be a tight fiery affair, even if neither team was fancied when the season kicked off back in March.  Carlton have continued to battle keeping a very tight defensive unit busy, and surprised the strong Essendon team last Saturday night by winning by 1 point after their 2-point win against Geelong.  St Kilda too have shown signs of contention for at least a top 8 berth, they destroyed reigning Premiers Richmond last Saturday, by 26 points in a stunning display led by Butler and Steele.

Captain Geary returns for St Kilda in a massive boost for this primetime fixture, with a position in the Midfield his most likely position; Gresham too has passed a fitness test after picking up an eye injury in the Tigers game.  While Battle looks like the obvious choice to retain his position, with Jones unlikely to be ready to return, complicated by the match reschedule.  For Carlton, Fisher and McKay look set to return from injury, but Silvagni is a sure out with a return by round 6 probable for the star.  Carlton players are said to be generally excited to have been put into the limelight due to the schedule changeup and a free-to-air TV slot.

Last time they met in August was a very tight game, similar to what is expected for this clash, when Carlton held on to win by 4 points, while in May 2019 St Kilda won by 13 at Marvel.  This time around, St Kilda are $1.68 favourites, while Carlton somewhat surprisingly are out at $2.20, despite a tiny 5.5 margin line.  To be clear, Geary is a huge in for St Kilda while Carlton welcome back youngsters, but experts seem convinced that St Kilda’s win over Richmond was more impressive than Carlton’s back to back nail-biting wins.

PREDICTION: A Carlton hattrick to win by less than 10.

BETTING TIP: The Blues to win by 1-39 @$2.40 is enticing.