MATCH CENTRE
MATCH CENTRE
ROUND 3

CARLTON

V

ESSENDON

CarltonCARL WIN BY 15
7.15
57
FT
6.6
42
MCG
2017-04-09T05:20:00Z

Preview

These two traditional rivals go head to head on Sunday with the two sides in contrasting positions so far this season.

Essendon head into the clash with the expectation of staying undefeated following wins against Hawthorn and Brisbane. They'll be bolstered in the ruck department with Matthew Leuenberger set to be named for his first game this season while John Worsfold has a number of options to replace Ben Howlett following a hamstring strain.

The Bombers have been impressive in patches this year and will be looking to string together a four quarter performance this Sunday.

Carlton could be without star midfielder Patrick Cripps after suffering a hairline fracture of the jaw last week against Melbourne. Sam Kerridge looks like the man to replace him while veteran Rhys Palmer and Blaine Boekhorst could also be included in the forward line.

Carlton haven't been disgraced by any means in the opening two rounds but lack the polish required around the contest and going forward to do any serious damage.

In saying that, if there's one clash the Blues are always up for, it's this one.

Essendon by 28.

Team Line-Ups


Carlton

Essendon


Team Stats


Carlton

Essendon

Disposals
MATCH
361.1
2024 AVG.
3972
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
371.5
2024 AVG.
4087
2024 TOTAL
Contested Possessions
MATCH
140.5
2024 AVG.
1545
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
130.8
2024 AVG.
1439
2024 TOTAL
Kicks
MATCH
219.2
2024 AVG.
2411
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
215.9
2024 AVG.
2375
2024 TOTAL
Handballs
MATCH
141.9
2024 AVG.
1561
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
155.6
2024 AVG.
1712
2024 TOTAL
Frees For
MATCH
19.5
2024 AVG.
215
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
18
2024 AVG.
198
2024 TOTAL
Clearances
MATCH
38.7
2024 AVG.
426
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
36.6
2024 AVG.
403
2024 TOTAL
Centre Clearances
MATCH
13.9
2024 AVG.
153
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
12.4
2024 AVG.
136
2024 TOTAL
Stoppage Clearances
MATCH
24.8
2024 AVG.
273
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
24.3
2024 AVG.
267
2024 TOTAL
Inside 50
MATCH
52.3
2024 AVG.
575
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
54.8
2024 AVG.
603
2024 TOTAL
Marks
MATCH
93.2
2024 AVG.
1025
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
94.5
2024 AVG.
1039
2024 TOTAL
Marks Inside 50
MATCH
11.2
2024 AVG.
123
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
11.8
2024 AVG.
130
2024 TOTAL
Contested Marks
MATCH
11.4
2024 AVG.
125
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
9.4
2024 AVG.
103
2024 TOTAL
Tackles
MATCH
63.5
2024 AVG.
698
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
58.1
2024 AVG.
639
2024 TOTAL
Hit Outs
MATCH
34.9
2024 AVG.
384
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
38.1
2024 AVG.
419
2024 TOTAL

Player Stats


Carlton

Essendon


Summary


Score Breakdown

  1 2 3 4
1.5
11
3.10
28
5.14
44
7.15
57
3.1
19
4.3
27
6.4
40
6.6
42

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