Carlton coach Brett Ratten said this week that last year’s result would be a motivating factor.
“You just think about last year and the way they fixed us up at Etihad and we have spoken about that with the group,” Ratten said yesterday. ”We did look at how they made us chase them and we need to make sure we get the ball in our hands and make it go the other way this time.
According to IASbet.com, the Blues are at $1.30 to defeat the Bulldogs in a blockbuster. While the Bulldogs are at $3.55 to continue their recent winning run.
In tonight’s match, West Coast is some chance to cause an upset over Geelong at Patersons Stadium.
The Eagles are at $2.23, while the Cats are still favourites at $1.69.
Hawthorn is considered the certainty of the round despite being injury-ravaged.
The Hawks are at $1.11 to defeat the Brisbane Lions in Tasmania. While the Lions are out to $7.00.
Essendon is favoured to continue its winning edge and is a $1.52 favourite to defeat Richmond. The Tigers are at $2.58.
Sydney is also an outright favourite to defeat the Gold Coast. The Swans are at $1.15, while the Suns are some chance at home at $5.75.
Collingwood is also considered a certainty to defeat North Melbourne. The Pies are at $1.08 and the Kangaroos have bounced out to $8.00.
And St Kilda is likely to continue its surge towards finals according to punters. The Saints are favourites at $1.27 to defeat Port Adelaide at AAMI Stadium. The Power are at $3.85.