Venue: MCG at 4:35pm AEST
PAST FIVE TIMES
R21, 2017, West Coast 15.10 (100) d Carlton 12.11 (83) at Subiaco Oval
R17, 2016, West Coast 12.10 (82) d Carlton 11.9 (75) at the MCG
R2, 2015, West Coast 20.11 (131) d Carlton 9.8 (62) at Subiaco Oval
R6, 2014, Carlton 14.8 (92) d West Coast 12.17 (89) at Etihad Stadium
R4, 2013, Carlton 12.17 (89) d West Coast 7.23 (65) at Subiaco Oval
It has been a tough few weeks at Ikon Park as the battling Blues search for their first win of the season. They have shown patches of good footy, but their young brigade in the midfield have been too easily brushed aside by bigger bodies. Carlton’s inefficiency inside forward 50, turnovers and skill errors have also proved costly and injured skipper Marc Murphy leaves a big hole, but this Saturday twilight clash presents an opportunity to show some fight after a week of heavy criticism and soul-searching. The Eagles have been impressive in the past two wins at home, but they have struggled in their recent contests at the MCG. Josh Kennedy proved the difference when these clubs last met and he will be eyeing another big haul if he wins enough supply from his midfielders including Elliot Yeo, Chris Masten and Andrew Gaff.
Thommo’s Tip: West Coast by 12 points.
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