AFL Live Adelaide Crows vs Hawthorn Hawks Live Streaming Free 2019 Round 1 Live Stream Online,The AFL match will be kick off at Adelaide Oval, North Adelaide, Australia, Saturday 23 March 2019 online, 16:35 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
Little went right for the Adelaide Crows in 2018. Injuries and poor form meant that they couldn’t go anywhere near to reproducing their 2017 effort that saw them finish runners-up to Richmond. They ended last season in 11th position with 12 wins.
Things were much brighter for Hawthorn, who qualified in 4th position in 2018 with 15 wins before bowing out of the finals in straight sets. However, the Hawks pre-season hasn’t quite gone to plan with their star midfielder, Tom Mitchell, going down with a broken leg. The 2018 Brownlow Medalist is out for the season.
Alistair Clarkson’s side have lost both of their JLT Community Series games. They were no match for Brisbane when fielding an inexperienced side before going down to Richmond by eight points in week two. Adelaide won both of their encounters with wins against Port Adelaide and GWS.
The Crows are firm favourites in the head to head betting for the Round 1 clash and with a number of their star midfielders ready to go, they should be hard to beat. Matt and Brad Crouch head in with outstanding form, as does Rory Sloane. Josh Jenkins, Eddie Betts and Taylor Walker will be the focal points up forward.
Hawthorn will need big games from the likes of Jaegar O’Meara and Isaac Smith in the middle of the ground, while key bookends in Jack Gunston and James Sicily can have some influence.
Adelaide bring a relatively fit side into the clash with Brodie Smith and Brad Crouch ready to go after strong pre-seasons. Chayce Jones is a chance to debut.
Hawthorn will look to James Cousins to provide some cover for the absence of Tom Mitchell. Chad Wingard, Tom Scully and Grant Birchall are other big names on the sidelines. Jack Scrimshaw and Dylan Moore are among possible new faces.
Hawthorn have a great record against Adelaide, winning nine of the past 10 between the two sides including an against the odds victory at the Adelaide Oval in 2017 by 14 points. The Hawks have never lost to the Crows at the Adelaide Oval in three attempts.
The most recent game between the two sides was at the MCG in Round 18 last season and the Hawks cruised home by 56 points. James Sicily was the star for the brown and gold.
The Adelaide Crows will look to turn around a disastrous 2018 by getting an early win on the board when the host the Hawthorn Hawks at the Adelaide Oval in a Saturday evening (local time) fixture.From losing the 2017 Grand Final when they were clear cut favourites, it has been a rocky road for the Adelaide Football
Club with last season having just as much media attention focused on the off-field action (a training camp that didn’t go to plan) as the performance on the park.
It seems, however, that the coaching staff decided to stick with the playing squad from last year with little off season player movement. Probably not a bad move as if the likes of Taylor Walker, Brad Crouch and Rory Sloane can recapture old form, a surge up the ladder is expected.
Hawthorn enter 2019 with the bad news still lingering that the reigning Brownlow Medallist Tom Mitchell will miss the entire 2019 season due to a knee reconstruction.
From such heartache also comes opportunities as it provides lesser known players such as Blake Hardwick, Daniel Howe, Darren Minchington and James Cousins the chance to cement their place in the team.
The other big unknown the Hawks face is what impact Tom Scully (ex Giants) can provide. Rumour has it he has been ticking all the right boxes as he overcomes his ankle injury, though Hawks fans may have to wait until the second half of the season before a positive return eventuates.
B: Kelly, Talia, Doedee
HB: Laird, Keath, Mackay
C: Milera, M.Crouch, Smith
HF: Lynch, Walker, Jones
F: Murphy, Jenkins, Betts
FOLL: Jacobs, Sloane, Gibbs
I/C: B.Crouch, Knight, Atkins, Douglas
EMG: Otten, Ellis-Yolmen, Fogarty, O’Brien
B: Hardwick, Frawley, Impey
HB: Burgoyne, Mirra, Stratton
C: Morrison, Shiels, Smith
HF: Roughead, Nash, Sicily
F: Breust, Gunston, Puopolo
FOLL: McEvoy, Worpel, O’Meara
I/C: Scrimshaw, Henderson, Ceglar, Cousins
EMG: Moore, Hanrahan, Lewis, Brand