Australian Football League Live Adelaide Crows vs St Kilda Saints Stream Free, AFL 2017 Seasons Week 12. Adelaide Crows vs St Kilda Saints match will be kickoff at Adelaide Oval Stadium, North Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, Friday 09 June 2017 online, 19:50 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
Friday night AFL action sees the Adelaide Crows take on St Kilda at the Adelaide Oval.
The Crows head in as strong favourite’s for the Roudn 11 clash and will be looking to make amends after going down to the Cats last weekend.
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Adelaide sit in 2nd position on the AFL ladder and have won eight of their 11 games to date, however, their three losses have all come in the past five weeks. There is some school of thought that their opposition sides have ‘worked them out’.
St Kilda have endured a topsy-turvy season and have won five of their 10 encounters. Those five wins came in a six week period but they have since lost their past two games in convincing fashion to Sydney and the Western Bulldogs.
They head into this fresh after enjoying the bye last weekend, while Adelaide’s most recent hitout came against Geelong, which resulted in a 22-point defeat.
The Crows are expected to bounce back at their home ground of Adelaide Oval. They remain the competition’s highest scoring side of 2017 and are ranked No.1 in the competition for contested possession.
Rory Sloane is the chief contributor in this area and it will be interesting to see if the Saints take a leaf out of Geelong’s book and opt to tag the Crows ballwinner. Sloane was on the receiving end of some close attention from Scott Selwood and while he still managed to pick up 23 possessions he was down on his usual effectiveness.
Matt Crouch is another player the Saints will have to be mindful of containing. The 22 year old averages 32 touches per game. St Kilda’s chief ballwinners include Sebastian Ross and Jack Steven.
The Saints are capable of mixing it with the top sides- they knocked over GWS last month- but they will need to play with plenty of run and dare and they will also need a lift from some of their forwards.
Tim Membrey and Paddy McCartin have been sharing the duties deep in attack but their output has been limited in their recent losses.
At the other end, Jake Carlisle and Nathan Brown look set to get the job on Crows forwards, Taylor Walker and Josh Jenkins. Eddie Betts looms as a dangerous proposition for the Saints and has booted 12 goals in the last three games between the two sides.
A Crows win will see them safely inside the top four at the end of the round, while St Kilda need the four points to stay in touch as the bottleneck for spots in the lower end of the eight begins to form.
B: Kyle Hartigan, Jake Lever, Rory Laird
HB: Brodie Smith, Daniel Talia, Richard Douglas
C: Rory Atkins, Rory Sloane, Charlie Cameron
HF: Wayne Milera, Taylor Walker, Tom Lynch
F: Andy Otten, Josh Jenkins, Eddie Betts
FOL: Sam Jacobs, Matt Crouch, Brad Crouch
I/C: Jono Beech, Riley Knight, Jake Kelly, Hugh Greenwood
EMG: David Mackay, Tom Doedee, Reilly O’Brien
IN: Jono Beech, Riley Knight
OUT: Luke Brown (fractured cheekbone), David Mackay (omitted)
St Kilda Saints:
B: Jarryn Geary, Nathan Brown, Dylan Roberton
HB: Jack Newnes, Jake Carlisle, Sam Gilbert
C: Leigh Montagna, Jack Steele, Jack Billings
HF: Blake Acres, Josh Bruce, Maverick Weller
F: Jade Gresham, Paddy McCartin, Tim Membrey
FOL: Billy Longer, Seb Ross, Jack Steven
I/C: Koby Stevens, Jimmy Webster, Nathan Wright, Jack Sinclair
EMG: Tom Hickey, Jack Lonie, Daniel McKenzie
IN: J. Webster, J. Bruce, N. Wright
OUT: S. Savage (omitted), D. Minchington (omitted), D. McKenzie (omitted)