AFL Live Geelong Cats vs Adelaide Crows Stream AFL Football 2015 Online, AFL Round 23 Match will be kick off at Simonds Stadium, Geelong, Victoria, Australia Saturday 05 September 2015 online, 13.10 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
This has turned into a farewell game for some retiring Geelong stars after the Cats were bundled out of the finals last week. The Crows are hoping for a Richmond loss because then they are a chance to host a final in week 1.
The Cats will welcome back Mathew Stokes for his final game in the hoops whilst fellow midfielders Mitch Duncan and Josh Caddy a chance to return too. Comeback kid Daniel Menzel will play his second game back from a long lay-off. The Crows are one of the healthiest teams going into the finals series with just two best 22 members unavailable (Brad Crouch and Matt Jaensch).
The Cats’ season has hit the skids in the last three weeks with heavy losses to Hawthorn and Collingwood and drawing to St Kilda. They are 11th on the ladder with no chance of playing finals. The Cats are 4-6 (3-7 against the line) vs teams in the top eight this season. The Crows have won four in a row by an average of 73-points to be seventh on the ladder. In the last three weeks they are averaging a whopping 143-points. Adelaide is 10-2 (7-5 against the line) against bottom ten teams this season. The Crows have not won five in a row since round 8, 2012.
Adelaide and Geelong have played 36 times with the Cats leading 19-17. Since 2010, Geelong is 4-3 (3-4 against the line) vs Adelaide. The Cats have won 50 of their past 57 games at Simonds Stadium. Geelong is 23-4 (13-14 against the line) at Simonds Stadium since the start of 2012 but are 4-3 (2-5 against the line) in Geelong this season. Adelaide is 15-14 (14-15 against the line) when playing away from Adelaide in the last three seasons. They are 3-14 in Geelong having lost seven in a row and they have failed to cover the line in their last three games down there. Geelong is 8-3-1 (4-8 against the line) following a loss in 2014-15. Scott Thompson has topped the most disposals list in six games this year. Steve Johnson has kicked the first goal in four games this year. Four of their last six games have totalled over 185 points.
The Crows are unbeaten when they have led at three-quarter time this year (12-0). They are also one of six teams to be unbeaten when they have led by 24-points or more during a game this year (11-0). They are 5-5 when trailing at quarter-time this year. Geelong is just 7-5 when leading at quarter-time this year. So if the Cats get the jump on Adelaide in the first quarter, the Crows could be a nice live-bet.
It’s impossible to ignore the rampaging Crows at the moment. Though the Cats will undoubtedly be spurred on to win for their retiring champions, Adelaide is simply going too well to let this slip. In the last three weeks they have had Eddie Betts, Josh Jenkins and Taylor Walker all kick bags of goals showing both their diversity and potency in front of goal. Their press has worked to perfection in the last month allowing just 56-points against per game and they should be able to suffocate the Cats in the narrow confines of Simonds Stadium.
B: J.Kolodjashnij, T.Lonergan, C.Enright
HB: C.Guthrie, H.Taylor, A.Mackie
C: S.Motlop, J.Selwood, N.Cockatoo
HF: C.Gregson, N.Vardy, M.Stokes
F: D.Menzel, T.Hawkins, S.Johnson
Foll: M.Blicavs, J.Kelly, J.Bartel
Inter: J.Cowan, G.Horlin-Smith, J.Thurlow, J.Walker
Emer: J.Bews, J.Cunico, S.Kersten
In: M.Stokes, J.Cowan, G.Horlin-Smith
Out: J.Bews, D.Lang (Achilles), J.Murdoch (finger)
B: J.Lever, K.Hartigan, R.Laird
HB: N.Van Berlo, D.Talia, R.Henderson
C: B.Smith, R.Sloane, R.Atkins
HF: C.Cameron, T.Walker, E.Betts
F: T.Lynch, J.Jenkins, M.Crouch
Foll: S.Jacobs, P.Dangerfield, S.Thompson
Inter: L.Brown, R.Douglas, J.Lyons, R.Knight
Emer: M.Grigg, M.Wright, A.Otten