Hawthorn v Carlton - AFL Betting Tips 28-04-2019
April 24, 2019
In 2017, Carlton broke a 14-match losing streak against Hawthorn going back to 2005. The Blues will be confident of beating the Hawks again on Sunday after round five results which saw the Blues win their first game of the year and the Hawks lose their second in a row.
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Hawthorn’s growing injury list appears to have finally taken a toll, with Alistair Clarkson’s men going down to St Kilda and Geelong in consecutive weeks. Hawthorn were valiant in defeat against the Cats on Easter Monday. They’ll be hoping to get Ben Stratton back into the line-up after he missed round five with concussion symptoms, but their midfield will still be heavily reliant on Jaeger O’Meara in the absence of Tom Mitchell, Liam Shiels, and Shaun Burgoyne.
Carlton finally opened their account for season 2019 with a big win over the Bulldogs. Even more importantly, they cracked the 100-point mark for the first time in 59 games – smashing a huge psychological barrier. Blues fans have a lot to be excited about after superb performances from young guns Harry McKay and Sam Petrevski-Seton. Blues coach Brendon Bolton should be confident of leading his side to a win over his former mentor Clarkson.
Carlton haven’t strung together two wins on the trot since rounds 6-7, 2017. Can they cause a huge upset against the Hawks? Okay, we’ll admit, the Blues mightn’t get over the line, but it’s hard to ignore the 3.50 odds PointsBet is offering for a Carlton win.
Regardless of the result, it’s difficult to see Carlton passing the 100-point mark for a second consecutive week. Hawthorn are scoring 84 points per game and conceding 84 ppg this year too. Carlton have tightened up in defence this year and are averaging 84 ppg to 89 against. Neds will reveal the over/under in the days leading up to the game. We think this match could be low-scoring.