The weak aroma of finals football is prowling around Carlton after the Blues moved to inside 6 places of the main 8 in overcoming Fremantle at the MCG last round. Subsequent to representing Adelaide the earlier week, the Blues get the opportunity to make it 3 successes in succession without precedent for very nearly 2 full seasons when they have fifth-set Geelong at the MCG this week.
The Cats returned to their triumphant ways last week, trampling Essendon regardless of giving the Dons a 4-objective early advantage at GMHBA Stadium. The success included some significant pitfalls, with star forward Jeremy Cameron set to invest an all-encompassing energy uninvolved subsequent to languishing his third hamstring injury over the year.
When is Carlton vs Geelong?
The opening bounce is at 4:35pm AEST at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Saturday 10 July.
How to watch Carlton vs Geelong
Channel 7 and Foxtel share the rights to AFL matches in Australia and the broadcasts vary across the country. As mentioned above Carlton vs Geelong is not on free-to-air TV. You need access to either Foxtel iQ, Foxtel Now or Kayo Sports for this all-Victorian showdown.
Carlton vs Geelong match preview
Carlton have injury worries too, with skipper Patrick Cripps a chance to miss facing the Cats after hurting his ankle against Fremantle last week. Cripps’ absence would leave a young Blues midfield the daunting task of trying to quell Geelong’s dynamic midfield.
Geelong look better prepared to handle the loss of Cameron than they did when their star recruit missed the first 5 games of the season, again due to a hamstring injury. The Cats went 3-2 over that period but looked scratchy until Cameron’s return in round 6.
Carlton shocked everyone when they defeated Geelong at The Cattery when the teams last met back in round 3, 2020. The Blues led by 42 points at one stage before a Geelong comeback was nullified thanks to some Eddie Betts heroics late in the last quarter, sealing a surprise 2-point win for the Blues.