Australian Football League (AFL) Live Adelaide Crows vs St Kilda Saints match will be kick off at Adelaide Oval,Adelaide,Saturday 31 August 2014 online, 15:20 AEDT and its broadcast on Fox Footy.
If results go to plan than Adelaide will need to pump St Kilda to make the finals whilst the Saints will be doing their best to send Lenny Hayes out a winner.
The Saints have won only one game since round 6 – their surprise victory over Fremantle. In that period they’ve lost 15 games with the only one of those results being by under 23 points. They could still avoid the wooden spoon if they win this one though. The Crows are 10-11 having lost two games in a row by less than two goals. They are 8-4 (7-5 against the line) vs bottom-ten teams this year.
The Crows were far too good in round 4 this year spanking the Saints by 86-points. They had 12 individual goal kickers with Josh Jenkins, James Podsiadly, Jared Petrenko, Matthew Wright and David MacKay all kicking multiple goals. Brodie Smith, Scott Thompson and Rory Sloane all feasted on over 30 touches each. For the Saints, only Nick Riewoldt kicked two goals whilst Lenny Hayes had 24 touches.
St Kilda and Adelaide have met 36 times with the Crows leading 21-15-1. Adelaide has a good recent record against the Saints – winning five of their last six matches by an average of 36 points going 4-1 at the line in those wins. The Crows are both 5-6 head-to-head and at the line at their new home ground. St Kilda is only 1-12 (5-8 against the line) outside of Melbourne since the start of 2013.
B Ben Rutten, Daniel Talia, Luke Brown
HB Matthew Jaensch, Ricky Henderson, Brodie Smith
C Brodie Martin, Scott Thompson, Rory Sloane
HF Richard Douglas, Taylor Walker, Sam Kerridge
F Eddie Betts, James Podsiadly, Josh Jenkins
Fol Sam Jacobs, Patrick Dangerfield, Brad Crouch
I/C Brent Reilly, David Mackay, Jarryd Lyons, Matt Crouch
EMG Matthew Wright, Mitch Grigg, Charlie Cameron
In Sam Kerridge, Brent Reilly, David Mackay, Matt Crouch
Out Rory Laird (concussion), Luke Thompson (omitted), Matthew Wright, Charlie Cameron
B Nathan Wright, Luke Delaney, James Gwilt
HB Jack Newnes, Sam Fisher, Sean Dempster
C Leigh Montagna, Lenny Hayes, Farren Ray
HF Clinton Jones, Nick Riewoldt, David Armitage
F Adam Schneider, Rhys Stanley, Spencer White
Fol Billy Longer, Jack Steven, Maverick Weller
I/C Sebastian Ross, Dylan Roberton, Brodie Murdoch, Cameron Shenton
EMG Tom Curren, Sam Dunell, Lewis Pierce (three to be omitted)
In James Gwilt, Dylan Roberton
Out Sam Gilbert (foot), Tom Curren