2020 AFL – Essendon vs Carlton Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Essendon vs Carlton taking place? Saturday 27th June, 2020 – 10:40 (UK)

Where is Essendon vs Carlton taking place? MCG, Melbourne

What television channel is Essendon vs Carlton on? In the UK, five matches each week will be televised on BT Sport and you can see their schedule here. For the TV channel in Australia, visit this link

Where can I stream Essendon vs Carlton? If the match is televised in the UK, then BT Sport subscribers will be able to stream it live via BT Sport Player. Additionally, those with a Watch AFL subscription can stream any 2020 AFL match live (outside of Australia). Those in Australia can stream any match live via AFL Live Pass

Where can I get tickets for Essendon vs Carlton? Click here for ticket information on 2020 AFL matches

THE TEAM NEWS

ESSENDON

  • Essendon’s game with Melbourne was postponed last week due to Conor McKenna’s positive COVID-19 test and now the Bombers will return to action as they host Carlton.
  • With two wins from two so far this season, the Bombers will hope their lack of game last week will not halt their momentum after they edged Sydney Swans in their previous match.
  • McKenna will be missing for this contest along with Dyson Heppell and Matt Guelfi dropping out from the Swans game with Martin Gleeson and Orazio Fantasia coming into the side.

CARLTON

  • Carlton produced a brilliant display to shock Geelong Cats last week and earn their first win of the season but they were made to sweat after coming under intense pressure in the final quarter.
  • The Blues held a 35-point heading into the fourth quarter but the Cats almost produced a superb comeback as they got within two points of Carlton but the away side were able to hold on.
  • After such a strong showing last week, particularly in the first three quarters of the contest, the Blues have opted to retain the same playing group with the exception of the injury Harry McKay who makes way for Sam Philp.

THE PREDICTION

All of the talk in the AFL was about Essendon last week and they will hope that is the case again this week but for the right reasons. They were unable to play their game against Melbourne after Conor McKenna tested positive for coronavirus but they are back in action here as they look to maintain their 100% start to the season. Carlton will be full of confidence after a fantastic win over Geelong Cats last week but the Bombers have won their last five home games against the Blues and they should be able to extend that run to six here.

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