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Collingwood vs Carlton Tips - Carlton picked to win at MCG

  • Round 18 fixture takes place at the MCG on Sunday
  • Collingwood are coming off a win to snap a two-game skid
  • Carlton's two-game winning streak was ended by the Cats last week
Carlton are aiming to avenge their earlier defeat to Collingwood this season. (Michael Willson/AFL Photos via Getty Images)
The close nature of this, one of the game’s oldest and best rivalries, can be summed up by the raw stats. In 259 encounters, Collingwood (5-11, 20 points) and Carlton (6-10, 24 points) are only separated by one game, the Pies winning 128 times and the Blues 127 (with four draws thrown in for good measure). 

And, going into this one, you could say that it’s nicely balanced again. Punters will be keen on the Pies (who start marginal $1.95 outsiders) after they overrun Richmond in Round 17 in an impressive display. 

For the Blues, meanwhile, it was a similar story against the Cats; competitive, but simply unable to get it done when it matters.


While historically it’s been a close matchup, the Pies have dominated recent encounters, winning the last five in a row, including a 21-point win earlier this season. Much more was expected of both clubs this season, but a win here is sure to quell — at least fleetingly — any frustrations in 2021.

Best Bet: Carlton To Win $1.85 at Palmerbet - 1 Unit
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