Australian Football League Live Adelaide Crows vs GWS Giants Stream AFL 2017 Seasons Week 01 match will be kickoff at Adelaide Oval Stadium, North Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, Sunday 26 March 2017 online, 15.20 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
Adelaide Crows and GWS Giants look set for a successful 2017 campaign and should finish top 4, but who will make a winning start when they meet at the Adelaide Oval in Round 1 on Sunday?
I expect the Giants to take out the premiership and they are current flag favourites, but the Crows have title aspirations of their own. Who will kick start the year well in a Round 1 blockbuster?
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This shapes as a great contest with both sides looking to build on respectable 2016 performances which saw them both win a final.
Adelaide Crows will be ruing a late season home loss to West Coast Eagles which ultimately cost them a higher ladder position.
GWS Giants, meanwhile, threw away a golden chance at home to make the Grand Final as they went down to eventual premiers in the Western Bulldogs.
Adelaide will be hard to beat at home again this year; in 2016 they won 11 of 13 games in front of their electric home crowd at the Adelaide Oval.
GWS will be hard to beat in 2017, period. Some experts have been suggesting the possibility of a perfect season isn’t out of the question.
GWS have a sublime squad and it’s through the mid-field they will expose opposition teams all year long. Forwards are forwards and defenders are defenders. AFL games are won through mid-field depth and GWS’s runs deeper than an Albert Einstein quote.
Adelaide are good side and better at home, but I just can’t see them sticking with the classy Giants over four quarters. That midfield depth and the likes of Jeremy Cameron, John Patton and Rory Lobb up forward will be far too much for the Crows to combat in this one.
Adelaide Crows: B: R.Laird, D.Talia, L.Brown
HB: J.Kelly, K.Hartigan, B.Smith
C: D.Mackay, M.Crouch, R.Sloane
HF: E.Betts, T.Walker, T.Lynch
F: C.Cameron, J.Jenkins, M.McGovern
Foll: S.Jacobs, R.Douglas, R.Atkins
Inter (from): R.Knight, C.Hampton, A.Otten, W.Milera, M.Poholke, T.Menzel, R.O’Brien
GWS Giants: B: Zac Williams, Phil Davis, Adam Tomlinson
HB: Heath Shaw, Nick Haynes, Ryan Griffen
C: Adam Kennedy, Dylan Shiel, Josh Kelly
HF: Steve Johnson, Jonathon Patton, Rory Lobb
F: Toby Greene, Jeremy Cameron, Tom Scully
R: Shane Mumford, Callan Ward, Matt Kennedy
Inter (from): Devon Smith, Tim Taranto, Matt Buntine, Nathan Wilson, Tendai Mzungu, Dawson Simpson, Sam Reid