How to watch Carlton Blues vs Hawthorn Hawks AFL live and match preview
Carlton will be fighting to keep their finals hopes alive against a Hawks team playing for credibility.
The Blues are in a mini-slump after losing four of their past five matches. After nine rounds they are still only two wins out of the top eight, but they need to make a run now before it's too late.
Hawks coach Alastair Clarkson and his assistants will already be planning for the 2022 season with just two victories on the board. Last week their situation worsened after they became the first team to lose to the Kangaroos this year.
When is Carlton vs Hawthorn?
Opening bounce is at 1:45pm AEST on Saturday 22 May at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
How to watch Blues vs Hawks live
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Carlton vs Hawthorn match preview
Blues coach David Teague is under the pump after nine rounds of the competition. It has been reported this week the Blues have offered former Lions mentor Justin Leppitsch a job as a senior assistant coach.
Carlton powerbrokers have raised concerns about the team's coaching panel after seeing their team (3-6 record) drop to 13th on the ladder.
The Blues will have to make do without midfielder David Cuningham, who has been ruled out for the rest of the season after rupturing the ACL in his left knee. On the bright side, Jack Silvagni should return from concussion.
The Hawks are likely to make several changes following their shock loss to the Kangaroos, with Chad Wingard's 21 disposals and 2 goals the only positive from that match.
Yet we're tipping the Hawks to secure the four points on Saturday. Carlton have lost 17 of the last 18 meetings between the sides and haven't beaten the Hawks at the MCG since way back in 2000. The Blues are also defensively weak, conceding over 90 points 7 times this season.
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