AFL Round 19 Preview & Betting – Essendon Vs Carlton

Bouncing off this weekend’s action Essendon will welcome Carlton to the MCG for a highly anticipated opener, so head to Ladbrokes.com.au for your best punting options come Friday night.

The home side head into this weekend confusing punters after stringing together two strong wins in as many weeks after a shocking six-week slump. Last round certainly culminated that with a 33-point win over the top-four ranked Saints.

There is no doubt the Bombers will head into this weekend confident in their ability to claim a third win, although are slightly outside in the odds at $1.96 with Ladbrokes.com.au.

Essendon played sublime football in the final term last round, and could well get the better of their bitter rivals if they can emulate that on Friday night.

Angus Monfries was great in front of goal last week booting four, while Brent Stanton was crucial with his 36 possessions.

The Blues were mauled by Collingwood last round which saw their early season hopes of a top-four finish drop to hopes of remaining in the top half of the ladder.

It all seems to be falling apart for the Blues as the ongoing season has only seen them worsen on the oval, so they need to concentrate on the task at hand this weekend and forget about previous weeks’ results.

Carlton are slight favourites for the win at $1.85 with Ladbrokes.com.au, and need to claim all four points to keep their hopes of finals footy alive.

Our tip of the match is to wager on the quarters combination of Essendon/Essendon/Carlton/Carlton at $17 with Ladbrokes.com.au.

AFLRules Tip Of The Match

This is a tough one to call as the Bombers head into the fixture brimming with confidence, but the desperation levels stepped up a notch for the Blues. Essendon’s downfall could overconfidence this weekend, looking at Carlton as minnows in comparison to the feared Saints side last round. The stakes are higher for the Blues this weekend, so our tip of the match is to wager on the quarters combination of Essendon/Essendon/Carlton/Carlton at $17 with Ladbrokes.com.au.