Carlton Blues vs Western Bulldogs Tips and Odds – AFL Round 17

Posted by Sports News First on 16/7/2017
Filled in: AFL

We take a look at todays AFL Round 17 clash between the Carlton Blues and Western Bulldogs. This is set to be an interesting match with the Blues finding some form of late and the Bulldogs looking nothing like the team that won the Premiership last year, this may tell us if they are a finals hope or not. View our Carlton Blues vs Western Bulldogs Tips.

When: 15:20 | Sunday 16/07/2017

Where: MCG

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Carlton were oh so brave last week and while they lost, it might just be the making of the young Blues.

Two on the bench at the end, no Cripps and still fought to the death.

The Western Bulldogs used to do that, before they won a flag and now they show as much fight as Richmond when they play St Kilda.

The Dogs have got issues and that won’t be fixed in a week.

It requires some Bevo magic. Even he can’t weave the wand like that, at this stage.

Last year they hobbled into the eight, but fought their way there.

This year, they look like a team who has already booked their end of season trip, with the departure date, the Sunday night of round 23.

The forward line couldn’t kick a score if they got a head start. They’ve managed 81 points or less in eight of their last 10 games.

By comparison, Adelaide has scored 81 or less only twice this season!

Is Jake Stringer maybe injured, or just maybe overrated. I’ll leave that up to you.

No team in history has played that bad and won.

When the ‘ugly’ Swans won in 2005, they didn’t score a lot, but the other team invariably scored less.

The Verdict 

Carlton will win, just because they’re playing with heart and spirit, which amazingly is what the Dogs played with last year.

Confidence is a big thing.

The Blues have it, even when they lose, the Dogs simply don’t have it.


Unibet Odds:

Carlton at $2.55

Western Bulldogs at $1.52


Tip: Carlton at $2.55

Line tip: Carlton +12.5


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