Has a team ruined footy tips more this season than Collingwood?
The biggest rivalry in Australian sport clash at the MCG with both Collingwood and Carlton coming into this game after recording upsets wins last week.
A week can be a long time in football, after Collingwood lost to Essendon all the talk was about the club being in crisis and coach Nathan Buckley losing his job while the Blues were favourite for the wooden spoon before they knocked off last year’s beaten grand finalists Sydney.
Fast forward a week and after upsetting Geelong by 29 points last week the Pies can and should put themselves back into finals contention with a win against Carlton, however, the Blues will take heart from the fact that this game is at the MCG, a venue where they have defeated Essendon and Sydney already this season as they continue to blood some of the most promising youngsters in the competition.
Collingwood has teased supporters and burnt punters so far throughout the season but they should validate the win over the Cats this week due to their depth in the midfield.
Scott Pendlebury made a welcome return to form last week with 33 disposals and a goal and playing a key role in closing down the star Geelong duo of Patrick Dangerfield and Joel Selwood who were both virtually unsighted.
Taylor Adams led all possession winners last week in the win over the Cats with a game high 36 touches and he will again be pivotal to the midfield.
We won’t anticipate this will be a pretty game to watch, but Collingwood will be able to manufacture a winning score.
The last time these teams met was one of the lowest scoring games in 2016 with just 102 points scored so if you want to bet on game totals we suggest looking at the Under option.
These fierce rivals clashed twice last season with both teams winning once, the most recent was in Round 15 with the Pies saluting by 12 points.
Last time these two teams played each other Scott Pendlebury had a game high 34 disposals and looks a good bet to again be prominent.
COLLINGWOOD UNDER 39.5
COLL/COLL/COLL.COLL QUARTER BY QUARTER