Australian Football League Live Adelaide Crows vs Melbourne Demons Stream AFL 2015 Seasons Week 03 math will be kick off at Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, Australia, Saturday 18 April 2015 online, 14.10pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
The Adelaide Crows sit on the top of the ladder after two impressive wins whilst Melbourne returned to their old ways with a loss to GWS following their round 1 win.
Despite being at the top of the table, the Crows have veteran Scott Thompson waiting in the wings whilst Jarryd Lyons and Matt Crouch are also knocking on the door for selection. For Melbourne, coach Paul Roos has flagged not too many changes with Jack Grimes, Jay Kennedy-Harris, Matt Jones, Viv Michie and Jimmy Toumpas all in the mix.
Melbourne rank 18th in handballs per game, 17th in disposals, 16th in inside 50s and uncontested possessions. On the bright side, they’re first in contested marks and 13th in clangers. The Crows rank first in kicks, marks, inside 50s and points this season whilst also leading the league in least amount of marks and kicks for their opponents this season
Taylor Walker v Tom McDonald – Melbourne’s defenders have done a good job restricting tall forwards this year conceding only six goals to key forwards this year. Walker is another proposition though. The Crows captain has kicked eight goals this year and kicked six the last time he faced the Dees.
Adelaide has played Melbourne 33 times with an all-time record of 21-12. Melbourne has won only one of their past 17 games in Adelaide stretching back to 2001 with that win coming last year. The Crows have won five of the past eight matches against Melbourne. The Dees have won only once outside of Melbourne since round 21, 2012. Melbourne is 4-17 (6-15 against the line) when travelling outside of Victoria since 2011 and 1-6 (3-4 against the line) under Paul Roos when on the road. The Crows are 7-6 both head-to-head and at the line at the Adelaide Oval. They have not won three in a row to start the year since 2002. Melbourne hasn’t won two of their first three games since 2005. Melbourne was 4-2 against the line when having a start of 40+ points last season.
The Crows are arguably the best team in the competition at the moment with both North Melbourne and Collingwood unable to penetrate the full ground press that new coach Phil Walsh has successfully implemented. The Dees defended well as a team in 2014 before simply forgetting how to defend last weekend. They will have learnt from last weekend’s capitulation and have the ability to cover this line today.
B Luke Brown, Daniel Talia, Rory Laird
HB Jake Kelly, Kyle Hartigan, Brodie Smith
C Ricky Henderson, Scott Thompson, Matthew Jaensch
HF Cam Ellis-Yolmen, Taylor Walker, Charlie Cameron
F Eddie Betts, Patrick Dangerfield, Tom Lynch
FOLL Sam Jacobs, Rory Sloane, Nathan Van Berlo
I/C David Mackay, Richard Douglas, Josh Jenkins, Matthew Wright
EMG Mitch Grigg, Jarryd Lyons, Matt Crouch
IN Kelly, Thompson
OUT Cheney (hamstring), Grigg
B Colin Garland, Lynden Dunn, Jeremy Howe
HB Neville Jetta, Tom McDonald, Christian Salem
C Daniel Cross, Heritier Lumumba, Sam Frost
HF Dean Kent, Jesse Hogan, Bernie Vince
F Jeff Garlett, Chris Dawes, Jack Watts
FOLL Mark Jamar, Dom Tyson, Nathan Jones
I/C Aaron vandenBerg, Ben Newton, Angus Brayshaw, Jay Kennedy-Harris
EMG Viv Michie, Jack Grimes, Jake Spencer
OUT Viney (leg)