Australian Football League Live Essendon Bombers vs Adelaide Crows Live Stream Free, AFL 2018 Seasons Week 1 Stream. Port Essendon Bombers vs Adelaide Crows match will be kickoff at Etihad Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Friday 23 March 2018 online, 19:50 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
One of the big games of AFL Round 1 sees Essendon take on Adelaide at Etihad Stadium on Friday March 23.
The Crows head in as slight favourites for the 7.50PM clash and the action can be seen on Channel 7 and Fox Footy.
Essendon head into the season on an upward trajectory after they improved to finish 7th last year, up from 18th in 2016. Adelaide will be one of the teams to beat and were runners-up last season but the home ground advantage for the Bombers may mean that this will be a close one.
The Dons were rusty early on in the JLT Series when they were annihilated to the tune of 87 points by Richmond but they rebounded with a four-point victory over Geelong in their most recent hitout.
Their opponents, Adelaide, defeated Fremantle in week 1 of the JLT by 10 points before going down to their cross-town rivals, Port Adelaide, by 26 points.
In this game, we can expect plenty of quick ball movement and a possible free-flowing encoutner that may lead to a shoot-out. Adelaide were the competition’s highest scoring side in 2017, while Essendon were 3rd.
The Crows have been working on improving their defence when turning the ball over but couldn’t quite get this right against the Power. It will be interesting to see what combination the Crows go for in the middle with Bryce Gibbs likely to start on the ball with Rory Sloane.
Essendon will rotate Zach Merrett, Dyson Heppell through the middle as well as their recruits in Devon Smith and Jake Stringer, while Joe Daniher will be a focal point up forward.
B: Dea, Hurley, Hartley
HB: Saad, Brown, Goddard
C: Zaharakis, Z. Merrett, Parish
HF: Stringer, Hooker, McDonald-Tipungwuti
F: Begley, Daniher, Stewart
FOLL: Bellchambers, Heppell, Smith
I/C: McGrath, Langford, Green, McKenna
EMG – J. Merrett, Redman, Baguley, McKernan
B: Kelly, Talia, Hartigan
HB: Laird, Brown, Seedsman
C: Mackay, Sloane, Gibson
HF: Ellis-Yolmen, McGovern, Murphy
F: Bets, Jenkins, Fogarty
FOLL: Jacobs, Douglas, Crouch
I/C: Gibbs, Hampton, Atkins, Doedee