AFL Live Adelaide Crows vs Western Bulldogs Streaming Free 2018 Regular Seasons week 08 match will be kick off at Adelaide Oval Stadium, North Adelaide, Australia, Friday 18 May 2018 online, 19:50 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
Round 9 of the AFL home and away season gets underway when the Adelaide Crows take on the Western Bulldogs at the Adelaide Oval.
The Friday May 18 clash gets underway at 7.50PM and the action can be seen on Channel 7 and Fox Sports.
Adelaide are currently 4th on the ladder and the Western Bulldogs are 13th. However, only one game separates the two sides with the Crows winning five from eight, while the Dogs are four and four.
The Crows head in as strong favourites on the back of the home ground advantage and their solid showing in 2017, that saw them finish runner-up. The Crows dropped their Round 8 game to Port Adelaide in the dying stages by five points and will be keen to atone for that defeat.
On the same weekend, the Western Bulldogs held out the Brisbane Lions by 14 points and the 2016 premiers have now won three in a row, with other victories in that time period occurring against the Gold Coast Suns and Carlton.
Luke Beveridge’s side should find enough of the football against the Crows on Friday night. They rank 3rd in the competition for total disposals and one of the stars has been Jack Macrae, who racked up 47 touches last weekend. Lachie Hunter and Toby McLean are others that have been finding their fare share of the footy in 2018.
The issue for the Bulldogs may be their finishing off in front of goal. While they booted 16 goals last weekend against Brisbane with Marcus Bontempelli nothing up four of those, they have generally struggled in front of goal and are averaging just 78 points per game this year. Facing the Crows is also a bit of a step up compared to some of the opponents that have taken on of late.
Look for the home side to get on top at winning the contested possessions and clearances. Key players include Bryce Gibbs, Rory Laird and Sam Jacobs, as well as their forwards such as Eddie Betts, Taylor Walker and Josh Jenkins. It remains to be seen if Jacobs will play with his wife expecting a baby.
B: Kelly, Talia, Hartigan
HB: Laird, Otten, Seedsman
C: Mackay, Greenwood, Gibson
HF: Atkins, Fogarty, Lynch
F: Murphy, Jenkins, Betts
FOLL: Jacobs, Gibbs, Douglas
I/C: Gallucci, Poholke, Ellis-Yolmen, Doedee
EMG: Hampton, Cheney, Wilson, O’Brien
IN: Hartigan, Gibson, Fogarty, Murphy
OUT: Brown, M.Crouch, McGovern, Walker
B: Suckling, Trengove, Crozier
HB: Williams, Cordy, Wood
C: Johannisen, Bontempelli, Hunter
HF: Daniel, Gowers, Dunkley
F: Dahlhaus, Boyd, Dale
FOLL: Roughead, McLean, Macrae
I/C: Wallis, Webb, Richards, Lipinski
EMG: Schache, Honeychurch, Biggs, Jong
IN: Trengove, Wood, Roughead
OUT: Naughton, Young, Honeychurch