Australian Football League Live Adelaide Crows vs Sydney Swans Stream AFL 2016 Seasons Week 04 math will be kick off at Adelaide Oval Stadium, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, Saturday 16 April 2016 online, 19.40 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
Tom Lynch comes back in for Adelaide, to given them their favoured three tall forward combination. Riley Knight makes way.
Sydney gains the composure of Jarrad McVeigh and a mobile forward option in Dean Towers. George Hewett and Zak Jones are the unlucky youngster to make way.
Adelaide will be disappointed not to be 3-0, having outplayed North for much of that Round 1 loss. Since then they have blown away a Port that we still don’t know where to rate, and were far too good for an ordinary Richmond.
Sydney were able to ease into the season with two comfortable wins against a pathetic Collingwood and outmatched Carlton, before finally being tested against GWS last week, where they proved too strong. They need to go to another level here though. Have their wins flattered them, or are they the real deal?
Both sides are 3-0 ATS to open the season, and both have played in high scoring matches – Adelaide 3-0 at the over, with Sydney running at 2-1.
Sydney has won the last four matches between the sides, with three of those in South Australia (they have only met at Adelaide Oval once, in Round 3 last year when the Swans won by 63 points). Sydney are 57% ATS when interstate since 2013. Adelaide are 58% ATS at home.
The Crows have scored 116+ in five of the last six matches at Adelaide Oval. The Swans haven’t conceded more than 71 in a game this season.
Adelaide’s wins have come off the back of an even spread of performances across the 22, and a nice balance between inside ball-winning and outside run. They are a good side playing good football.
Sydney has been led by the array of top end talent we know they have – Luke Parker, Dan Hannebery, Josh Kennedy, Kieran Jack and Tom Mitchell through the middle, and Lance Franklin up forward, complemented by a ruck/forward combination in Kurt Tippett and Callum Sinclair that is proving the best in the league.
The Swans tend to be a team that keeps winning once they start, and their record in SA is so strong. They should just have a few too many weapons through the middle for the Crows.
B: L.Brown, D.Talia, J.Lever
HB: R.Laird, K.Hartigan, K.Cheney
C: B.Smith, S.Thompson, P.Seedsman
HF: M.McGovern, J.Jenkins, T.Lynch
F: E.Betts, T.Walker, R.Douglas
FOLL: S.Jacobs, R.Sloane, M.Crouch
I/C: D.Mackay, R.Atkins, W.Milera, J.Lyons
EMG: N.Van Berlo, C.Cameron, C.Ellis-Yolmen
OUT: R.Knight (Omitted)
B: N.Smith, T.Richards, J.Laidler
HB: D.Rampe, H.Grundy, J.McVeigh
C: D.Hannebery, J.Kennedy, C.Mills
HF: J.Lloyd, L.Franklin, I.Heeney
F: L.Parker, K.Tippett, T.Papley
FOLL: C.Sinclair, K.Jack, T.Mitchell
I/C: H.Cunningham, B.McGlynn, D.Robinson, D.Towers
EMG: Z.Jones, T.Leonardis, T.Nankervis
IN: J.McVeigh, D.Towers
OUT: Z.Jones (Omitted), G.Hewett (Omitted)