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How to watch Carlton Blues vs Hawthorn Hawks AFL live and free

Posted: 31 July 2020 2:33 pm
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Carlton Blues vs Hawthorn Hawks

Carlton and Hawthorn, AFL teams heading in opposite directions, meet at Optus Stadium in Perth. This is how to watch.

SUMMARY: Blues vs Hawks is exclusive to Fox Footy. So unless you're already an existing Foxtel customer, your best option is to watch live on Kayo Sports. You can watch for free using this 14-day trial. This gets you access to all its unique features and 50 additional live sports.

After years of mediocrity, Carlton are finally showing some encouraging signs. The Blues have won two of their past three matches, including a thrashing of the Bulldogs. The only loss was a kick after the siren from ladder-leaders Port Adelaide, with optimism abounding at Carlton.

This week they take on a Hawthorn side that finds itself under real pressure for the first time in more than a decade. The Hawks have had an incredibly successful period, winning four flags under coach Alastair Clarkson. But they have slid all the way to 15th on the ladder in 2020.

When is Carlton vs Hawthorn?

With the AFL shifting into a vastly unfamiliar fixture to get through the pandemic, this match is the start of a Friday night double-header. The opening bounce is at 5:40pm AEST at Perth's Optus Stadium on Friday 31 July.

How to watch Carlton vs Hawthorn

Channel 7 and Foxtel share the AFL broadcast rights in Australia and matches vary across the country. For Carlton vs Hawthorn you only have one option, signing up to a subscription service. It is not being shown on free-to-air television.

Foxtel iQ, Foxtel Now and Kayo Sports are your only options nationwide for this clash of Victorian giants. For access to every game in every round in 2020, you need Foxtel or Kayo Sports. There is also Watch AFL if you are overseas.

Live stream AFL on Kayo: Start your 14-day FREE trial now

You can see a comparison of Kayo vs Foxtel here, while we also have insights into how to get Fox Sports without Foxtel. You can also see more details in a full guide to the AFL season.

Stream Carlton vs Hawthorn on Kayo Sports

You can see a full breakdown of the 2020 AFL broadcast schedule here. Of the options out there, Kayo is the best value.

You can watch Blues vs Hawks for free using Kayo's 14-day free trial. After the trial period, a Basic subscription is $25/month to watch on 2 screens or $35/month for a third screen. All the details are in our Kayo Sports review.

Kayo has a range of special features to add to your viewing experience. SplitView lets you watch up to four sports at once on the same screen. Other features include Interactive Stats, No Spoilers, Key Moments and more.

In total Kayo broadcasts over 50 sports, including a wide variety of timeless feature content. It is compatible with Macs and PCs, plus iOS and Android devices, Chromecast, Apple TV, Android TV, Telstra TV, Sony Bravia TV and Samsung TV (2017 or later).

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Who will win Carlton vs Hawthorn?

The fact Carlton are favourites to win this match is newsworthy in itself. Hawthorn have owned the Blues over the last 15 years, holding a 16-1 win-loss record during that time. But we think Carlton are favourites for good reason. The veteran Hawks have shown they can still perform on their day, including in their dominant victory over premiers Richmond just last month. We are picking the budding Blues however to add to Hawthorn's woes.

Image source: Kayo Sports website

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