2020 AFL – Gold Coast Suns vs Carlton Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Gold Coast Suns vs Carlton taking place? Friday 21st August, 2020 – 10:50 (UK)

Where is Gold Coast Suns vs Carlton taking place? TIO Stadium, Darwin

What television channel is Gold Coast Suns 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 Gold Coast Suns 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 Gold Coast Suns vs Carlton? Click here for ticket information on 2020 AFL matches

THE TEAM NEWS

GOLD COAST SUNS

  • Gold Coast Suns were unable to build on their draw with Essendon as they were defeated by reigning premiers Richmond to extend their run without a win to five matches.
  • The Suns produced an impressive first half showing which saw them hold a 10-point lead but they were restricted to just eight points in the second half and allowing 39 in return saw them crash to a 53-32 loss.
  • The Suns have wielded the axe after that defeat with Alex Sexton, Brayden Fiorini and Nick Holman all omitted from the side with David Swallow, Jarrod Harbrow and Sean Lemmens coming into the line-up.

CARLTON

  • Carlton put back-to-back losses behind them as they edged Fremantle in a tight affair last week to move themselves back into contention for a spot in the top eight but they must back that up by winning again here.
  • The Blues started poorly as they trailed 20-1 at the end of the first quarter and they remained behind until the fourth quarter when they were able to eek out a 36-40 win thanks to a late goal.
  • They will come into this clash without the injured Matthew Kennedy while Josh Honey has been dropped so Jack Martin and Marc Pittonent are the two called-up to replace them.

THE PREDICTION

Gold Coast Suns have now failed to win their last five matches with their early season form deserting them. They now face Carlton who are just as inconsistent but they come into this on the back of a win last week that keeps them in with a chance of competing for the top eight. Both teams can still make the finals but a loss here would be devastating for their chances and it is the Suns that look to be in the greater danger of suffering that loss with the Blues able to build on last week’s dramatic success to make it back-to-back wins.

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