Saturday Night AFL and we have the final match of a three-game slate with the Brisbane Lions hosting the Carlton Blues at the Gabba.
The Lions will need the win to have any chance of finishing on top of the AFL Ladder for the 2020 AFL Season, whilst the Blues will want to finish the season off well, and several players may be playing for a contract extension next season.
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Brisbane Lions vs Carlton Blues
Round 12 2019, Carlton 11.12 78 – Brisbane 9.9 63
(Carlton by 15 Points)
Last 5 Meetings
Brisbane – 3 Wins
Carlton – 2 Wins
The Lions kept their winning streak intact in Round 17 with a 32 Point win over the Swans.
In a match that meant the Blues could keep their finals hopes alive, they were disappointing their loss to the Adelaide Crows in Round 17, and went down by 16 points.
The Lions have made four changes for this clash, with Noah Answerth, Mitchell Hinge and Archie Smith all out of the team. Coming into the team is Stefan Martin, Lincoln McCarthy and Brandon Starcevich.
The Blues have three players out with injuries, including Sam Docherty, Zac Fisher and Will Setterfield. Lochie O’Brien has been omitted from the team. Coming back into the team is Jack Martin, Marc Pittonet, Cameron Polson and Matthew Kennedy.
Current Head to Head Odds
Brisbane – $1.20
Carlton – $4.50
The Lions need the win to have any chance of finishing on top of the AFL Ladder, which will be a welcome reward for their form this season. Final rounds have produced many upsets in previous seasons, but the Lions should be too strong in this clash.
Our Pick – Brisbane (Win)
Player Prop – Jarryd Lyons + 83.5 Fantasy Points
Lyons is a player Brisbane will need to fire come finals and has been a bit down in recent weeks, but still averaging 83 Fantasy Points per game over his last three matches. Has a season average of 87 and should cover this number.
Kade Simpson + 63.5 Fantasy Points
In his last game, he should get Possessions down back, with Sam Docherty out of the side, and will get the chance to take a lot of the kick-ins. His teammates would love to get him a goal, and he is averaging 65 Points over his last five matches.