Venue: MCG 3:20pm AEST
Last Time They Met: R23, 2016, Essendon 15.13 (103) d Carlton 10.19 (79) at the MCG
Game Notes: The unbeaten Bombers have made a strong start to this season, determined to put a horrible 2016 behind them. But they were not as impressive last Saturday night as they were in the opening round, finally overcoming the plucky Lions at the Gabba. Carlton is showing signs of improvement, but skill errors and poor decisions, notably by experienced senior players, proved costly in last Sunday’s gallant loss to the Demons. The Blues have looked good in patches and will be looking for more consistency to stay in the game for longer periods. While Carlton tightened its defence last week, scoring continues to be a big problem and looms as a big factor again on Sunday. On the other hand, Essendon has multiple avenues to goal, led by dangerous small forward Orazio Fantasia and spearhead Joe Daniher.
Huttabito’s Tip: Essendon by 20 (3-1)
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Scores (Pre Scale)
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