AFL Live Adelaide Crows vs Gold Coast Suns Stream AFL Football 2015 Online, AFL Round 17 Match will be kick off at Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Saturday 25 July 2015 online, 14.10 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
The Adelaide Crows have a phenomenal record over the Suns and look to keep that in tact as they chase a finals berth.
Rory Sloane needs to pass a fitness test on his cheekbone in order to play whilst Daniel Talia needs to pass a concussion test. James Podsaidly, Jarryd Lyons, Cam Ellis-Yolmen, Nathan van Berlo and Mitch Grigg played well in the SANFL if they are to make any changes. They have two best 22 players – Brad Crouch and Matt Jaensch – on the injury list. For the Suns, Charlie Dixon and Harley Bennell may return with star youngsters Jack Martin and Adam Saad chances to come in too. They are still without three of their best midfielders (Swallow, O’Meara and Prestia)
The Crows have alternated wins and losses since round 10 to be eighth on the ladder but played one of their best games against Port last weekend. They rank sixth in scoring but 10th in most points conceded. They are 7-2 (4-5 against the line) against bottom ten teams this season. The Suns are still 17th on the ladder with just two wins from 15 games having lost their last two games since upsetting the Kangaroos. They rank 15th in scoring and 16th in most points conceded this season. They are 0-9 (3-6 against the line) vs top eight teams this season.
Adelaide are undefeated in seven matches against the Suns with an average winning margin of 58.3-points. The Crows are 7-0 against the line vs Gold Coast too. There are only six sides the Suns are winless against in the competition but Adelaide is the only team Gold Coast has never covered the line against. The Crows are 10-9 (10-9 against the line) at the Adelaide Oval. The Suns are 5-21 (13-13 against the line) away from Metricon Stadium in the last three seasons – including 3-12 (6-9 against the line) in the last two years. The seven Crows-Suns games have all finished with a total game score of over 185-points. Patrick Dangerfield is averaging 31 disposals per game in the two matches since Phil Walsh’s death. Gary Ablett is averaging 30 disposals and over two goals a game in his three matches back from injury.
The Suns have improved since Gary Ablett returned but will have to go up another level if they are to cover this line. It’s fair to say the Crows love playing Gold Coast and have a distinct advantage up forward and in the middle. Taylor Walker and Eddie Betts have caused havoc for Suns defenders in recent match-ups and are poised to do so again. Expect this to be another emotional affair as the Adelaide team players before their home crowd for the first time since the death of Phil Walsh. With rain expected in Adelaide on Saturday, this could a bit more low scoring than usual too.
B: R. Henderson, D. Talia, J. Lever
HB: R. Laird, K. Hartigan, L. Brown
C: R. Douglas, S. Thompson, B. Smith
HF: T. Lynch, T. Walker, C. Cameron
F: E. Betts, J. Jenkins, P. Dangerfield
Foll: S. Jacobs, R. Sloane, M. Wright
Inter: D. Mackay, R. Atkins, B. Martin, R. Knight
Emer: J. Podsiadly, J. Lyons, S. Shaw
In: R. Sloane
Out: M. Crouch
Gold Coast Suns:
B: H. Schade, R. Thompson, K. Kolodjashnij
HB: J. Lonergan, S. May, T. McKenzie
C: A. Sexton, G. Ablett, N. Malceski
HF: H. Bennell, TJ. Lynch, B. Matera
F: A. Hall, S. Day, C. Dixon
Foll: Z. Smith, M. Rischitelli, T. Miller
Inter: L. Russell, M. Shaw, J. Glenn, S. Lemmens
Emer: C. Cameron, A. Raines, K. Brooksby
In: C. Dixon, H. Bennell, H. Schade, L. Russell, S. Lemmens
Out: T. Nicholls, M. Hallahan, P. Wright, C. Cameron, J. Harbrow