Australian Football League (AFL) Live Adelaide Crows vs West Coast Eagles match will be kick off at Adelaide Oval, Adelaide,Friday 02 August 2014 online, 13:40 AEDT and its broadcast on Fox Footy.
The Crows will be sweating on the fitness of key midfielder Patty Dangerfield who went down with a knee injury in the dying seconds of their win over Collingwood. Scott Thompson (hamstring) will need to undergo a fitness test to play. Whilst a host of youngsters have been performing well in the reserves. The Eagles face injury issues with Dean Cox (concussion), Ash Smith (thigh) and Luke Shuey (Ankle) whilst Scott Lycett, Jamie Bennell, Callum Sinclair and Brant Colledge loom as possible replacements.
The Crows have won three of their last four games to jump inside the eight for the first time this season. They are 7-2 (6-3 against the line) vs bottom-ten teams this year. They rank fourth in points per game this year. The Eagles are in a slump having lost three out of their past four games to slip to 13th on the ladder. West Coast is 1-8 (2-7 at the line) against top-eight sides in 2014.
Adelaide thrashed West Coast in round 23 last year. Dangerfield was the star that night with 29 disposals, eight marks and three goals. Midfielders did the damage that night with Brad Crouch, Scott Thompson, Rory Sloane and Mitch Grigg all kicking multiple goals whilst the Eagles kicked only five goals for the night in the 86-point defeat.
Adelaide and West Coast have played 39 times with the Eagles leading 21-18. The Eagles have won three out of the last five games whilst those two have split the last eight games 4-4. The Crows are both 5-4 head-to-head and at the line at their new home ground. The Eagles are 3-4 (2-5 against the line) when playing outside of Perth this year. The Eagles are 3-3 both head-to-head and at the line vs Adelaide since 2010.
B Luke Brown, Daniel Talia, Luke Thompson.
HB Brodie Smith, Ricky Henderson, Matthew Jaensch
C David Mackay, Scott Thompson, Rory Sloane
HF Eddie Betts, Taylor Walker, Mitch Grigg
F Josh Jenkins, Andy Otten, Richard Douglas
Fol Sam Jacobs, Brad Crouch, Patrick Dangerfield
I/C James Podsiadly, Matthew Wright, Rory Laird, Brodie Martin
Emg Tom Lynch, Jarryd Lyons, Sam Shaw
In Scott Thompson.
Out Tom Lynch (omitted).
B Jamie Bennell, Eric Mackenzie, Mitchell Brown
HB Sam Butler, Will Schofield, Shannon Hurn
C Chris Masten, Matt Priddis, Andrew Gaff
HF Jack Darling, Josh Kennedy, Josh Hill
F Jamie Cripps, Scott Lycett, Mark LeCras.
Fol Nic Naitanui, Xavier Ellis, Luke Shuey.I/C
Dominic Sheed, Patrick McGinnity, Mark Hutchings, Jeremy McGovern.
Emg Jacob Brennan, Callum Sinclair, Simon Tunbridge
In Jamie Bennell, Josh Hill, Jamie Cripps, Scott Lycett.
Out Brad Sheppard (Ankle), Ashley Smith (Omitted), Dean Cox (concussion), Simon Tunbridge (omitted)