Australian Football League Live Adelaide Crows vs Essendon Bombers Stream AFL 2017 Seasons Week 04 match will be kickoff at Adelaide Oval Stadium, North Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, Saturday 15 April 2017 online, 19.40 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
The Adelaide Crows and the Essendon Bombers feature in one of four games on Easter Saturday and the Round 4 clash at the Adelaide oval shapes as a beauty.
The Crows head in as solid favourites for the encounter that gets underway at 7.40PM AEST but the Bombers early season form has been encouraging and the rejuvenated side will look to take it to the Crows.
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Adelaide are at the short price of $1.13 in the early Head to Head betting with Crownbet and will take a power of beating.
As has been well documented, the Crows are the competition’s best attacking side and already in 2017 they are averaging 120 points per game, equal first with the premiership favourite’s, GWS.
They destroyed the Giants in Round 1 of the season before following up with wins over Hawthorn and their local rivals, Port Adelaide by 17 points in Round 3.
Essendon have begun to put a forgettable last few year’s behind them by winning two of their first three games, but they let a golden opportunity slip against the Blues last weekend.
Heading in as favourites, the Bombers dropped their Round 3 clash in wet conditions at the MCG by 15 points, despite the likes of Dyson Heppell, Jobe Watson and Zac Merrett finding plenty of the footy.
John Worsfold’s side seemed to lack their zip against the Blue when moving forward that was evident in the early rounds and could only register six goals for the game.
The Dons should enjoy the drier conditions in South Australia this weekend but the Adelaide oval has developed into a bit of a fortress for the home side, who have won 17 of their past 19 at the venue.
Look for Eddie Betts to light the crowd up early on, while the likes of Rory Sloane, Matt Crouch and Rory Laird should more than match Essendon’s handy midfield lineup.
B: Rory Laird, Daniel Talia, Luke Brown
HB: Brodie Smith, Kyle Hartigan, Wayne Milera
C: David Mackay, Matt Crouch, Rory Sloane
HF: Rory Atkins, Tom Lynch, Riley Knight
F: Andy Otten, Taylor Walker, Eddie Betts
FOL: Sam Jacobs, Richard Douglas, Charlie Cameron
I/C: Jake Lever, Jake Kelly, Curtly Hampton, Troy Menzel
EMG: Jonathon Beech, Jordan Gallucci, Reilly O’Brien
IN: Troy Menzel
OUT: Mitch McGovern
B: Patrick Ambrose, Michael Hartley, Andy McGrath
HB: Mark Baguley, Mitch Brown, Brent Stanton
C: Brendon Goddard, Jobe Watson, Darcy Parish
HF: Orazia Fantasia, Cale Hooker, Travis Colyer
F: Josh Green, Joe Daniher,Conor McKenna
FOL: Matthew Leuenberger, David Zaharakis, Dyson Heppell
I/C: Josh Kelly, Zach Merrett, Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti, Kyle Langford
EMG: Martin Gleeson, James Stewart, Matt Dea
IN: Josh Green, Conor McKenna
OUT: Heath Hocking, Martin Gleeson