Australian Football League Live Brisbane Lions vs Adelaide Crows Stream AFL 2015 Seasons Week 13 math will be kick off at The Gabba Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Saturday 27 June 2015 online, 16.35pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
The Brisbane Lions have lost their last four games by an average of 45-points and face a Crows side that are looking to bounce back after losing three of their last four games.
The Adelaide Crows will be sweating on the fitness of captain Taylor Walker (hip) with Brad Crouch, Jake Lever, Ricky Henderson and Jarryd Lyons all pushing for selection. They are likely to be missing only two players from their best 22 – (Jaensch and Otten). The Lions could recall Darcy Gardiner, Ryan Harwood, Sam Mayes and James Aish this weekend. They will be missing around four players from their best 22 (Close, Freeman, Rockliff and Merrett).
The Lions are 17th on the ladder with just two wins through their first 11 games. They have lost their last four games easily and rank second last for points scored this season. They are also 17th for most amount of points conceded this season. They are 0-4 (2-2 against the line) vs top eight teams this season. The Crows sit 7th on the table with a 6-5 record. They rank seventh for most points scored and eighth for least amount of points conceded. They are 5-2 (3-4 against the line) against bottom ten teams this season.
Brisbane and Adelaide have played 26 times with the Lions leading 15-11. Adelaide is 13-12 (13-12 against the line) when playing away from Adelaide in the last three seasons. The Crows have a 12-9 record over Brisbane at the Gabba having won four out of their past five games there. The Lions are 4-12 (6-10 against the line) at home in 2014-15. Since 2010, Adelaide is 5-2 both head-to-head and against the line vs Brisbane. The Crows are 0-2 (1-1 against the line) following a one-match losing streak under Phil Walsh. Four of the past seven games have totalled under 183.5 points but four of the past eight games have gone over 200.
The Lions have really struggled to score in recent weeks with their lack of tall forward options really hurting them. With Daniel Talia and Kyle Hartigan, the Crows have two key defenders to negate Brisbane whilst Luke Brown and Jake Kelly have proved to be adept at stopping small forwards. If Taylor Walker does not play, then this could be quite a dour affair but the Crows have the midfield superiority to run out big winners.
B: J.Bourke, J.Clarke, H.Beasley
HB: T.Cutler, M.Paparone, P.Hanley
C: L.Taylor, D.Beams, D.Rich
HF: D.Zorko, D.McStay, A.Christensen
F: R.Bewick, M.Leuenberger, J.Green
Foll: S.Martin, J.Redden, M.Robinson
Inter: J.Adcock, J.Aish, R.Harwood, H.Andrews
Emerg: R.Lester, D.Gardiner, Z.O’Brien
In: R.Harwood, J.Aish, H.Andrews
Out: R.Lester, N.Robertson, Z.O’Brien
B: L.Brown, D.Talia, K.Hartigan
HB: R.Laird, K.Cheney, N.Van Berlo
C: C.Ellis-Yolmen, S.Thompson, B.Smith
HF: M.Crouch, J.Jenkins, T.Lynch
F: E.Betts, T.Walker, P.Dangerfield
Foll: S.Jacobs, R.Sloane, R.Douglas
Inter: D.Mackay, C.Cameron, J.Kelly, M.Wright
Emerg: R.Knight, J.Lyons, R.Henderson