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Inside the opposition: Round 9

Opposition Report | Round 9 Ash Aidone takes you through a closer look at this week's opposition, brought to you by VRGF.

OVERVIEW:

Ladder position: Fourth

Won: 5

Lost: 3

Form: WLWWL

Average points for: 90.3

Average points against: 77.6

CARLTON has the chance to see how it stacks up against one of the competition’s premier sides when it heads to GIANTS Stadium on Sunday.

Preparing for its fourth interstate trip in the opening nine rounds, the Blues will take on Greater Western Sydney in the final game of the round.

The top-four Giants come into the contest on the back of a disappointing loss to Hawthorn, while the Blues can take confidence despite a missed opportunity against Collingwood in Round 7.

 

Should a youthful Carlton produce an upset victory, it’ll need its emerging midfield to fire. The Blues rank favourably in the clearance stakes to their counterparts, placed third compared to GWS in seventh.

Two players who will take centre stage are Zac Fisher and Tim Taranto: midfielders from the 2016 NAB AFL Draft who are enjoying career-best seasons so far in 2019.

To view the entire opposition report, watch the video above.