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Carlton vs Geelong Cats Tips

  • Round 17 fixture to be held at Melbourne Cricket Ground
  • Both teams picked up wins in the last round
  • The Cats have won 7 of 8
  • Carlton have won 2 in a row after losing 3 straight games

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The Cats will try to make it two wins in a row. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)
The Cats got some of their mojo back last week with a big win over the Bombers, but life is about to get interesting moving forward with star forward Jeremy Cameron ruled out for the near future with a hamstring injury.

Fortunately, Geelong has a comfortable month ahead, beginning with Saturday’s game against the Blues at the ‘G.

Carlton’s finals hopes are still alive following a gutsy 16-point win over the Dockers last week, but the Blues have their own injury concerns to address after Patrick Cripps played through a footy injury.

David Teague’s men did get the better of the Cats last year with a thrilling two-point win in Geelong, but it’s hard to ignore the fact the Blues have struggled to put away two lesser opponents in Adelaide and Fremantle over the last fortnight.

While Cameron’s absence is a blow on paper, you could also argue that it frees up Tom Hawkins – as we saw last week when he kicked six on Essendon.

Verdict

With Patrick Dangerfield also returning to form, the Cats should continue their push towards the top four. We expect them to cover the line. 

Best Bet: Geelong -17.5 Handicap @-111.11 at BetMGM - 2 Units

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