Australian Football League Live Hawthorn Hawks vs Adelaide Crows Stream AFL 2017 Seasons Week 02 match will be kickoff at Melbourne Cricket Ground Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Saturday 01 April 2017 online, 13.45 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
One of the big games of AFL Round 2 will be on Saturday afternoon when the Hawthorn Hawks and the Adelaide Crows lock horns at the MCG.
The key encounter gets underway at 1.45PM and will be broadcast on Fox Footy. AFL Live Vision is also available to ALL CrownBet members. Every Match, wherever you are.
Are Hawthorn a team of the past? The 2013/2014/2015 premiers were knocked over by Essendon in Round 1 to the tune of 25 points and many are questioning whether the Hawks have the credentials to make the finals in 2017.
With their new recruits in Tom Mitchell and Jaegar O’Meara playing solid games, the Hawks were still no match for a rejuvenated Bombers outfit at the MCG and will need to improve on their output against a red-hot Adelaide lineup.
The Crows were one of the most impressive sides in Round 1, toying with the premiership favourtie’s, GWS, to win by 56 points.
A highlight was their high scoring, piling on 22 goals for the game. The Crows were the competitions best in 2016 for points scored, averaging 114 points per game, and early indication’s are that they have lost nothing in this area.
Taylor Walker returns to take on the Hawks and will join a forward line that already boasts the likes of Eddie Betts, Josh Jenkins and Mitch McGovern.
Walker’s side have been installed as $1.72 favourite’s, despite having a poor record against Hawthorn as well as being the away team this weekend.
The Hawks have now won just two of their past seven home and away games (stretching back to Round 20 last year) and claimed just one of their three pre-season matches.
For Alistair Clarkson’s side to lift they will need to move the ball down to their forwards a lot quicker than they did last week and attempt to trap the ball inside their forward 50, which was a hallmark of their recent success.
However, with rebounding football, the Crows will be dangerous. Look for Rory Laird and Rory Atkins to set up plenty of play from the back half of the ground for Adelaide, while Sam Jacobs should also give his side first use.
Hawthorn will need to finish off better. Luke Breust, Jack Gunston and Paul Puopolo combined for just three goals last weekend and will be out for an improved showing.
B: Ben Stratton, James Frawley, Shaun Burgoyne
HB: Luke Hodge, Josh Gibson, Grant Birchall
C: Liam Shiels, Jaeger O’Meara, Isaac Smith
HF: Luke Breust, Jack Gunston, Cyril Rioli
F: Ty Vickery, Jarryd Roughead, Paul Puopolo
FOLL: Ben McEvoy, Will Langford, Tom Mitchell
I/C: Ricky Henderson, Ryan Burton, Kade Stewart, Teia Miles
EMG: Brendan Whitecross, Taylor Duryea, Daniel Howe
IN: Teia Miles, Kade Stewart, Ryan Burton and Luke Hodge
OUT: Ryan Schoenmakers (Omitted), Taylor Duryea (Omitted), Billy Hartung (Omitted), James Sicily (Omitted)
B: Jake Kelly, Daniel Talia, Rory Laird
HB: Andy Otten, Kyle Hartigan, Brodie Smith
C: David Mackay, Matt Crouch, Rory Atkins
HF: Curtly Hampton, Mitch McGovern, Tom Lynch
F: Eddie Betts, Taylor Walker, Josh Jenkins
FOLL: Sam Jacobs, Richard Douglas, Rory Sloane
I/C: Luke Brown, Charlie Cameron, Wayne Milera, Riley Knight
EMG: Jake Lever, Harrison Wigg, Troy Menzel
IN: Taylor Walker
OUT: Troy Menzel