How to watch Carlton Blues vs Geelong Cats AFL live and match preview
Carlton have the chance to claim back-to-back wins over Geelong for the first time since 2010 at the MCG in round 17.
The faint scent of finals football is lurking around Carlton after the Blues moved to within 6 points of the top 8 in defeating Fremantle at the MCG last round. After accounting for Adelaide the previous week, the Blues have the chance to make it 3 wins in a row for the first time in almost 2 full seasons when they host fifth-placed Geelong at the MCG this week.
The Cats got back to their winning ways last week, stomping all over Essendon despite giving the Dons a 4-goal head start at GMHBA Stadium. The win came at a cost, with star forward Jeremy Cameron set to spend an extended time on the sidelines after suffering his third hamstring injury for 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.
Stream Blues vs Cats on Kayo Sports
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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.
That won't be the case this time. It'll be Geelong by 35 points.
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