Adelaide Crows vs. Carlton Blues
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Adelaide Crows vs. Carlton Blues
2018 premiership odds:Adelaide Crows: $7 @ CrownBet.com.auCarlton Blues: $2501 @ CrownBet.com.au
Form guide:Adelaide Crows: WWLWWCarlton Blues: LLLLL
Round 6 result:Adelaide Crows: Win over Gold Coast, 110-62Carlton Blues: Loss to Bulldogs, 80-59
By Nathan Marotta
Saturday, 5th May, 7:40 pm AEDT, 2018, Adelaide Oval, Watch on Seven Network and on the Fox Footy Network.
Adelaide Oval will host the AFL‘s biggest bloodbath of 2018 between the Carlton Blues and the Adelaide Crows.
If there’s any favourite you would put the house on this round, it’s going to be the Crows.
Adelaide is travelling very smoothly after its last two wins against the Swans in Sydney and the Gold Coast at home.
Carlton set a new club record last week by having the worst start to a season since its establishment in 1864. Never before have the Blues gone 0-6, an alarming statistic that has even the most patient Carlton supporters concerned about the speed of the club’s list rebuild.
Bryce Gibbs will face his old club for the first time since transitioning over to South Australia in the summer. Bryce expects a heated contest but will pull no punches against the youth of the Blues.
Adelaide captain Taylor Walker will miss due to a hamstring strain last week, but considering Carlton will still be without star ruckman Matt Kreuzer and club captain Marc Murphy, Adelaide will be able to cope with the loss of Tex.
The odds are extremely one sided and that’s the way they should be. Carlton will stand very little chance of upsetting the Crows on their home ground.
Here’s our tips of the upcoming game this Saturday night.
Adelaide Crows vs. Carlton Blues Round 7 – Total Goals Tips
Adelaide Crows 16.5 Goals Over/Under
Adelaide boast the most potent forward line in the league and unfortunately for the Blues, their backline has conceded the most points this season. It’s a recipe for disaster for Blues fans, but a goldmine if you think the Crows will capitalise on the opportunity to score big. Percentage will be a huge factor later in the season and Adelaide should make the most of this match and really pile on the goals.
Carlton Blues 8.5 Goals Over/Under
Under @ $1.69 with Sportsbet
Apologies to all the Carlton readers, but the Blues are in the bottom three for points for and only average 9.5 goals per game. Reality is very harsh and the Blues will be faced with this reality on Saturday. Similar to Brisbane a few weeks back, the Blues may need to wait until halfway through the game before they can even slot their first. Adelaide’s backline is far too classy to let the Navy Blues kick a respectable score.
Adelaide Crows vs. Carlton Blues Round 7 – Player Specials Tips
Patrick Cripps to get 30 Disposals @ $2.05 with William Hill
Contrary to how the Blues are travelling, one player continues to impress and is knocking on the door that leads to the elite category. Patrick Cripps is a work-horse, never backs away from a contest and finds the footy more than any other Carlton midfielder. The sheer height and power that Cripps possesses stops the opposition from negating his impact. In what we expect will be a big loss, Cripps will still dominate and find the footy 30 times.
Adelaide winning is almost a given so this bet just adds even more value to Tom Lynch kicking three goals. Normally Lynch plays as a link-man, delivering the ball to the forwards after taking big marks up the ground. The injury to Walker means Lynch will need to play deeper and expose the young Carlton defenders. Lynch is very capable as he has kicked a bag of 10 in the past.
Adelaide Crows vs. Carlton Blues Round 7 – Margin Tips
Adelaide 60 + @ $2.12 with CrownBet
As shocking as it sounds, Adelaide by 10 goals plus is the shortest odds in the margin market. You will find better odds at 40-59, but we do think the Crows will make a statement. Games like these are often known for exceeding ridiculous winning margins and Adelaide will make sure this is no exception. Brendon Bolton’s job might be available on Monday, depending on how bad the Blues look on the night.
Crows vs. Blues Match Predictions
Match Result: Adelaide to win @ $1.04 with Ladbrokes
Line Betting: Adelaide -55.5 @ $1.92 with Ladbrokes
What more can be said about this match? Adelaide will win convincingly and prove they are still a premiership standard team. Eddie Betts and Bryce Gibbs will dominate and put on a show for their old fans. Adelaide by more than 10 goals.
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