Richmond vs Carlton Preview


The 2018 AFL season will kick off with the traditional Thursday night Richmond vs Carlton match up. Coming in as the reigning premiers the bookies have set Richmond as the short priced favourite, but with a number of key players from their premiership win either injured or recovering from injury they might not be as much of a lock as the odds suggest.


Carlton will go into the match as big underdogs after their poor performance last season where they finished 16th and could only muster the 6 wins. On the back of some promising pre season performances in the JLT series though where they played a more attacking style of footy, they could surprise an undermanned Richmond line up.


UniBet Odds:


Richmond - $1.18

Carlton - $5


Richmond vs Carlton Betting Tips

  • Carlton +30.5 @ $1.90
  • Levi Casboult 1st Goal Scorer @ $13
  • Total Match Points Under 180.5 @ $1.90

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Last time they played


The last time these two teams met was in Round 14 last season where Richmond defeated Carlton 84 - 58.


Richmond entered that match as the -18.5 point favourites at the line and despite Carlton being very competitive early and even taking a small lead into the first break were able to eventually run out winners by 26 points.


That win made it 6 consecutive wins for Richmond against Carlton.


AFL Team Changes




Key stats

  • Richmond have won the previous six H2H match ups against the Blues
  • Richmond won the corresponding match last year by 43 points​
  • Carlton covered the line in 70% of their matches at the MCG last season

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AFL Fixture


AFL Round 1 Fixture


22/3: Richmond vs Carlton

23/3: Essendon vs Adelaide

24/3: St Kilda vs Brisbane

24/3: Port Adelaide vs Fremantle

24/3: Gold Coast vs North Melbourne

24/3: Hawthorn vs Collingwood

25/3: GWS vs Western Bulldogs

25/3: Melbourne vs Geelong

25/3: West Coast vs Sydney


AFL Results


Richmond Last 3


WIN by 48 vs Adelaide (H)

WIN by 36 vs GWS (H)

WIN by 51 vs Geelong (H)


Carlton Last 3


LOSE by 81 vs Sydney (A)

WIN by 7 vs Hawthorn (H)

LOSE by 17 vs West Coast (A)


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