AFL Live Essendon Bombers vs Adelaide Crows Stream AFL Football 2015 Online, AFL Round 20 Match will be kick off at Etihad Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Saturday 15 August 2015 online, 13.45 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
The Essendon Bombers are in another funk and it’s hard to see them climbing out of it against an Adelaide side that has finals to play for.
If Adelaide is to make any changes from the team that beat Richmond, then Matt Wright, Mitch Grigg and Sam Kerridge would be at the top of the queue. They are still without Brad Crouch, Richard Douglas and Matt Jaensch from their best 22. For the Bombers, David Myers, Elliot Kavanagh, Jake Melksham and Alex Browne could be recalled whilst Michael Hurley would need to pass a fitness test. They are without at least five of their best 22.
Essendon is 15th on the ladder having lost nine of their last 10 games. The Bombers have lost four in a row by 25, 13, 87 and 32 points. They rank 16th in points scored and 15th in points conceded this season and average just 64-points per game in the last ten weeks. Essendon is 4-6 (5-5 against the line) vs bottom ten teams in 2015. The Crows are ninth on the ladder just 0.1% out of eighth spot having won three of their last four games. They rank sixth in scoring and 10th in least points conceded this season. Adelaide is 8-2 (5-5 against the line) against bottom ten teams this season.
The Bombers and Adelaide have met 33 times with Essendon leading 18-15. The Crows have won six of the last nine games against the Bombers though Essendon have won three of their last four match-ups. Since 2010, the Bombers are 3-2 (4-1 against the line) vs Adelaide and have won the last two as outsiders. Essendon is 13-15 (11-17 against the line) at the Dome since the start of 2013. The Crows are 4-4 both head-to-head and against the line at the venue since the start of 2012. Seven of the past 10 match-ups have totalled over 192-points. Patrick Dangerfield is averaging 31 disposals in his last five games.
The Wolf is completely off Essendon and is tipping Adelaide to do a number on the Bombers. Patrick Dangerfield is playing like a man possessed in what The Wolf predicts is his last season in the city of churches. In Tom Lynch, Eddie Betts, Josh Jenkins, Charlie Cameron and captain Taylor Walker – the Crows have the firepower to run up a big score in the friendly conditions of Etihad Stadium whilst down back Daniel Talia could keep Joe Daniher goal-less.
B: M.Baguley, T.Pears, A.Steinberg
HB: B.Goddard, J.Carlisle, M.Gleeson
C: B.Stanton, D.Heppell, M.Hibberd
HF: J.Laverde, D.Myers, C.Dempsey
F: K.Langford, C.Hooker, J.Daniher
Foll: J.Giles, D.Zaharakis, H.Hocking
Inter: J.Melksham, S.Edwards, J.Merrett, B.Howlett
Emer: P.Ambrose, E.Kavanagh, N.O’Brien
In: T.Pears, D.Myers, J.Melksham
Out: A.Cooney (suspended), J.Gwilt (groin), N.O’Brien
B: J.Lever, K.Hartigan, L.Brown
HB: R.Henderson, D.Talia, B.Smith
C: R.Laird, R.Sloane, R.Atkins
HF: C.Cameron, T.Lynch, E.Betts
F: J.Jenkins, T.Walker, R.Knight
Foll: S.Jacobs, P.Dangerfield, S.Thompson
Inter: N.Van Berlo, D.Mackay, J.Lyons, M.Crouch
Emer: J.Podsiadly, M.Wright, A.Otten