How to watch Carlton Blues vs Brisbane Lions AFL live and match preview
With a tough month coming up, the Blues will be desperate to beat the Lions in Saturday's twilight game.
After losing 3 of their first 4 matches, the Lions found some form with a 27-point victory over the Bombers at a soaked Gabba. Carlton come in tied with Brisbane on the ladder, but have defeated weaker opponents than the Lions.
Carlton vs Brisbane will be a great gauge to see where the two sides are really at. A Lions loss likely heaps pressure on them and leaves them chasing the top four all year. A Carlton loss and an eight year finals drought seems inevitable.
When is Carlton vs Brisbane?
The Lions travel to Marvel Stadium on Saturday 24 April to take on the Blues from 4:35pm AEST.
How to watch Carlton vs Brisbane Lions
Non Queensland based Carlton fans can consider themselves unlucky this week. The Blues game is only on Channel 7 in Queensland. Channel 7 is broadcasting no more than 4 games into any state this weekend.
To see what games are on in your state this week see our 2021 AFL draw.
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Carlton vs Brisbane match preview
A few years ago both Carlton and the Lions were mired deep down the bottom half of the AFL ladder. In the past two years the Lions have climbed to the penthouse view while the Blues are still stuck in mediocrity. Once again, Carlton has failed to live up to expectations.
Carlton has lost four of its past five matches against the Lions. With Brownlow medallist Lachie Neale almost back to his best following a slow start to the season, we're tipping the Lions to win this convincingly.
Neale has been struggling with a back injury but last week he racked up 38 touches and kicked two goals in the victory over Essendon. The return of Dan McStay to the side has been a bonus.
The Blues have been slammed for their lack of defensive pressure and creative flair. They are being outplayed in every facet of the game. Lions by 32 points.
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