AFL Live Sydney Swans vs Adelaide Crows Live Streaming Free 2019 Round 2 Live Stream Online,The AFL match will be kick off at Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, Australia, Friday 29 March 2019 online, 19:50 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
The Swans and Crows will be eager to overturn poor displays in round one and avoid going 0-2 when they clash on Friday night at the SCG. Both sides led briefly in the first half of their opening round fixtures but were outplayed by less fancied opposition. The Swans trailed as many as 40 points in the second half against the Dogs before a spirited comeback got them within 4 points. That was as close as they got though, with the Doggies booting the last two goals to win by 17 points. Adelaide were contenders for one of the bigger surprises of the opening round as they put in a listless showing at home against Hawthorn. The Crows forward line was ordinary and despite nearly 100 more disposals than their opponents, they lost by 32 points. The Wolf knows not to read too much into games in round one, but the Crows were poor in season 2018 and didn’t look much better in round one. These clubs have shared the spoils in their last four meetings, but it will be the red and white that salute on Friday night.
The Swans didn’t start the season the way they would’ve hoped, going down to the Dogs at Marvel Stadium in Round 1. They came out of the blocks extremely sluggish and found themselves down by as many as 40 points early in the third term, but were able to rally back to within four points midway through the fourth quarter after a flurry of goals. However, they ran out of gas and eventually went down by 17 points. Jake Lloyd was the best Swan on the night with 35 touches and 10 marks, while Buddy Franklin was quiet with just seven touches and a goal.
The good news from the Swans opening match was there were no real injury scares other than a couple of niggles, and they now get to return home to Sydney and play in front of their home fans in a Friday night fixture. It’ll be interesting to see the changes (if any) that John Longmire makes for Round 2, but we aren’t expecting too much of an overreaction after one loss from such an experienced and successful coach.
Much like the Swans, the Crows were very disappointing in their first match of the new season. Like many, we expected a much stronger and determined Crows outfit to show up in Round 1, but it just seemed like the same team we saw that missed the finals in 2018. The Crows were competitive enough in the first half to trail by nine points at the main break, but after half time they were outclassed and outplayed by the Hawks and eventually went down by 32 points. Matt Crouch (40 disposals) and Rory Sloane (36) found plenty of the ball in midfield, but Eddie Betts (two goals) and Taylor Walker (one behind) didn’t provide their usual spark up forward.
Another dark cloud over their Round 1 loss was the injury to young star backman Tom Doedee, who looks set to miss the entire season with an ACL tear he suffered just before half time. Richard Douglas also pulled up sore from an ankle sprain and will likely spend some time on the sidelines.
Unlike the Swans, we do expect Don Pyke to shake things up at least a little bit ahead of their trip to Sydney. Injuries to two key players in Douglas and Doedee force his hand in a way, as does the minimal impact that his forward line (combined for two goals) had on their Round 1 match.
All things considered; this is an extremely tough match-up to predict in terms of the head-to-head markets. Both the Crows and the Swans had forgettable Round 1 performances that provided more questions than answers. If we were to make a play on this one, we’d slightly lean towards the Swans at home, but we aren’t confident enough in that to recommend a play on that market. Instead, we’ve looked for value elsewhere and believe we’ve found some in the total points line.
A lot of ‘experts’ predicted a play on the over the total points market was the way to go in Round 1 due to a few tweaks in the rules. However, just about every game ended up going unders, with plenty of extremely low scores. The line for this match has opened at 164.5, which we believe is at least 10-15 points too high when you consider the struggles both the Crows and the Swans had with scoring in Round 1. The two teams combined for 120 points in the opening round and had minimal scoreboard impact from their key players. Further, the last two meetings between these teams have gone under the 164.5 mark, and 12 of Adelaide’s last 13 Friday night matches have also hit the unders. Simply put, we expect a low scoring and very contested battle on Friday night with a total score around the 140-150 mark.
B: Aliir, Melican, Rampe
HB: Lloyd, Mills, McVeigh
C: Cunningham, Hewett, Jones
HF: Ronke, Franklin, Papley
F: Parker, Reid, Blakey
FOLL: Sinclair, Heeney, Kennedy
I/C: O’Riordan, Florent, Hayward, Clarke
EMG: Dawson, Rowbottom, McInerney, Thurlow
IN: Rorke, O’Riordan
OUT: Grundy, Dawson
B: Talia, Keath, Kelly
HB: Smith, Laird, Seedsman
C: Milera, M.Crouch, Mackay
HF: Gibbs, Walker, Atkins
F: Lynch, Jenkins, Betts
FOLL: Jacobs, Sloane, B.Crouch
I/C: Knight, Hartigan, Jones, Murphy
EMG: Poholke, Otten, Ellis-Yolmen, O’Brien
IN: Seedsman, Hartigan
OUT: Doedee, Douglas