GET READY for one of the biggest Carlton-Collingwood clashes in the modern era.

It won't be in front of a packed MCG like usual, but there will still be plenty of feeling when the traditional rivals lock horns in a match that will have massive top-eight implications.

BLUES v PIES Follow it live from 3.35pm AEST

The Blues have surged into the finals mix on the back of two straight wins and can draw level on points with the eighth-placed Demons with a victory over the Pies.

THE LADDER Where is your team sitting?

Collingwood is hanging onto seventh spot, but will gain valuable breathing space over the chasing pack if they can secure the four points today.

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Match Previews R14: Carlton v Collingwood

Sportsbet's Nathan Brown and Matthew Richardson preview the game between the Blues and Magpies at the Gabba

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The Pies will be without Steele Sidebottom after he returned to Melbourne to be with his partner for the impending arrival of their first child.

He is one of five changes for the clash with Flynn Appleby (injured), Levi Greenwood (managed), Travis Varcoe (omitted) and Trey Ruscoe (omitted) also out.

THE FULL TEAMS Check 'em out

Goalkickers Brody Mihocek and Jaidyn Stephenson return to the side, along with Isaac Quaynor and brothers Callum and Tyler Brown.

The Blues meanwhile made just two changes with Paddy Dow and Cameron Polson replacing managed pair Matt Cottrell and Sam Petrevski-Seton.

COACH WHISPERER Who is the Teague Train speaking to?

Ahead of the clash, check out the two-part episode of Shaped by the Game featuring legendary coach Mick Malthouse and Dale Thomas, who both spent time at Carlton and Collingwood. 

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Shaped by the Game: What drives Mick 'insane', Daisy's very special MCG moment

Michael Malthouse and Dale Thomas discuss the rise to a flag and the friendships that followed

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It was hurting like hell: Mick's Magpie pain, when Daisy fell 'out of love'

Mick Malthouse and Dale Thomas on the highs lows of footy in the latest episode of Shaped by the Game

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