Australian Football League Live Adelaide Crows vs Hawthorn Hawks Stream AFL 2015 Seasons Week 12 math will be kick off at Adelaide Oval,Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Thursday 18 June 2015 online, 19.50pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
The first of five consecutive weeks of Thursday night footy action pits two top-four hopefuls each desperate for a win. The Hawks are pretty much full strength and need to win this to continue their march towards a home final but an aggressive Adelaide will back themselves to match it with the reigning premiers.
The Hawks are likely to include premiership duo Will Langford and Paul Puopolo but experienced defender Grant Birchall (ankle) will miss whilst Angus Litherland is likely to be dropped. They are likely to miss just Birchall from their best 22. The Crows could add Richie Douglas and Brad Crouch who have missed most of the year with injury. Mitch Grigg will need to pass a fitness test on his ankle. They are likely to be missing Ricky Henderson, Matt Jaensch and Jake Lever from their best 22.
The Crows are 6-4 to be seventh on the ladder. They rank ninth for most points scored and sixth for least amount of points conceded this season. They’re 1-2 (2-1 against the line) vs top eight teams this season. The Hawks have the same record but a superior percentage to sit sixth on the ladder. They rank third for most points scored and second for least amount of points conceded this season. They’re 0-2 both head to head and against the line vs teams in the eight this season.
Hawthorn and Adelaide have played 35 times with the Hawks leading 19-16. Hawthorn has won four out of the last five games between the two sides. Since 2010, Hawthorn is 5-1 (but only 3-3 against the line) vs the Crows. The Hawks are 8-6 head-to-head (7-7 at the line) when on the road (other than in Launceston) since the start of 2013. The Crows are 9-8 (9-8 against the line) at the Adelaide Oval. The Hawks are 14-2 (8-8 against the line) on Friday night’s over the past two seasons. The Crows are 3-4 (2-5 against the line) in Thursday/Friday games since the start of 2012. The Hawks are 8-1 (5-4 against the line) following a week off since the start of 2011. Adelaide is 4-2 (3-3 against the line) in the following situation. Five of the past six match-ups have totalled over 185 points. Patrick Dangerfield averages 35 touches in his last three matches against the Hawks.
The Hawks have a chance to set up the second half of their season on Thursday. They went in to the bye with two big wins over the Suns and Saints whilst Adelaide lost to GWS and Fremantle before scraping over the Blues. The Crows have pushed the Hawks in their past three games with their tall forwards doing damage but Lake, Gibson and Frawley should be able to contain Jenkins and Walker whilst Roughead and Gunston should do some damage against an undersized Adelaide defence.
B Jake Kelly, Kyle Hartigan, Rory Laird
HB Kyle Cheney, Daniel Talia, Nathan Van Berlo
C Rory Sloane, Scott Thompson, Brodie Smith
HF Charlie Cameron, Tom Lynch, David Mackay
F Eddie Betts, Taylor Walker, Matthew Wright
FOLL Sam Jacobs, Patrick Dangerfield, Richard Douglas
I/C Josh Jenkins, Luke Brown, Cam Ellis-Yolmen, Matt Crouch
EMG James Podsiadly, Jarryd Lyons, Riley Knight
IN Richard Douglas
OUT Mitch Grigg (ankle)
B Shaun Burgoyne, Brian Lake, Sam Mitchell
HB Ben Stratton, James Frawley, Josh Gibson
C Bradley Hill, Luke Hodge, Isaac Smith
HF Luke Breust, Ryan Schoenmakers, Jack Gunston
F Cyril Rioli, Jarryd Roughead, Paul Puopolo
FOLL Jonathon Ceglar, Jordan Lewis, Liam Shiels
I/C Billy Hartung, Matthew Suckling, Taylor Duryea, David Hale
EMG Angus Litherland, Will Langford, Jonathan O’Rourke
IN Paul Puopolo
OUT Angus Litherland