2020 AFL – North Melbourne vs Carlton Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is North Melbourne vs Carlton taking place? Saturday 25th July, 2020 – 04:05 (UK)

Where is North Melbourne vs Carlton taking place? Gabba, Brisbane

What television channel is North Melbourne 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 North Melbourne 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 North Melbourne vs Carlton? Click here for ticket information on 2020 AFL matches

THE TEAM NEWS

NORTH MELBOURNE

  • North Melbourne’s poor run of form as they put in a wretched display against Richmond last week and that defeat means that they have now lost their last five matches in the AFL.
  • After starting the season with back-to-back successes, things have quickly turned sour for the Kangaroos and last week’s pitiful performance saw them post just 23 points in the heavy loss in which they were defeated by a margin of 54 points.
  • There will be four changes to the side that featured last week with Aiden Bonar and Jack Ziebell ruled out through injury while Marley Williams and Mason Wood have been dropped so Luke Davies-Uniacke, Nick Larkey, Jed Anderson and Cameron Zurhaar take their places.

CARLTON

  • Carlton were unable to build on their huge win over Western Bulldogs as they were edged in a tight affair with Port Adelaide but the Blues will take plenty from their efforts against the side at the top of the ladder.
  • The game was a closely-fought throughout and the Blues even looked to have done enough to secure the win as they opened a seven-point lead midway through the final quarter but they could not hold on as the Power fought back late on.
  • It was a valiant display from Carlton and they will hope to bring that same level of performance this game with North Melbourne with the Blues unsurprisingly retaining the same line-up.

THE PREDICTION

North Melbourne have lost their last five games and they could hardly have played any worse in their loss to Richmond last week. It was always likely to be a tough game against the reigning premiers but having managed just 23 points, there is plenty of work to do if they are to end their losing streak. They face Carlton here who have produced two strong performances in a row and although last week’s effort did not result in a victory, their display was good enough to suggest they can make an immediate return to winning ways in this one.

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