AFL Live Adelaide Crows vs Geelong Cats Streaming Free 2017 Regular Seasons Round 18 match will be kick off at Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, SA, Australia, Friday 21 July 2017 online, 19:50 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
This one shapes as a beauty and it is Adelaide that head in as slight favourite’s in the head to head betting. The Crows have won 12 of their 16 games this season and come off a 46 point win over Melbourne in Darwin.
They head back to the Adelaide Oval where they have made a habit of thumping their interstate opposition this season. They have won all bar two of their nine games at the venue this season with those wins coming at an average margin of 61 points.
Geelong have won six of their past eight games, while drawing one other and come off a three point win over Hawthorn last weekend. The Cats have been well served by Patrick Dangerfield, who booted five against the Hawks and proved to be the match winner.
The former Crow is the $1.80 favourite for the Brownlow but may not play after sustaining a foot injury in the win over Hawthorn. Joel Selwood and Mitch Duncan will need to pick up the slack in the middle of the ground and that pair will take on the likes of Rory Sloane and the Crouch brothers. The battle here will be pivotal to the result.
The Crows rank higher for disposals, contested possession and clearances and if they can get on top, their forwards look set to capitalise. Taylor Walker and Eddie Betts share 3rd spot on the goal-kicking table, while Geelong’s Tom Hawkins and Daniel Menzel are in 11th and 12th position in the race for the Coleman Medal.
Adelaide’s Rory Sloane suffered a concussion last weekend and will be monitored at training, while star defender, Jake Lever, is battling hamstring soreness. Scott Thompson and Troy Menzel are among those that could come in.
Geelong’s Patrick Dangerfield is rated just a ‘5%’ chance of playing but was able to play out the game against Hawthorn, dominating in the process. Scott Selwood and Andrew Mackie were late withdrawals against the Hawks and are set to return.
Geelong have a terrific recent record against Adelaide and have won their past five clashes against the Crows, including the only fixture between the two sides at the Adelaide Oval.
The two sides met as recently as Round 11 this season and on that occasion it was a fired up Cats outfit by 22 points at Simonds Stadium.
B: J.Kelly, D.Talia, R.Laird
HB: L.Brown, A.Otten, D.Mackay
C: B.Smith, M.Crouch, R.Atkins
HF: C.Cameron, T.Walker, M.McGovern
F: E.Betts, J.Jenkins, T.Lynch
FOL: S.Jacobs, R.Douglas, B.Crouch
I/C: R.Knight, R.Sloane, H.Greenwood, A.Keath
EMG: J.Beech, J.Gallucci, P.Seedsman
B: J.Bews, T.Lonergan, Z.Tuohy
HB: T.Stewart, L.Henderson, J.Kolodjashnij
C: S.Motlop, J.Selwood, M.Blicavs
HF: S.Menegola, H.Taylor, J.Murdoch
F: D.Menzel, T.Hawkins, J.Parsons
FOL: Z.Smith, M.Duncan, P.Dangerfield
I/C: C.Guthrie, Z.Guthrie, S.Selwood, R.Stanley
EMG: A.Black, S.Simpson, J.Thurlow
IN: S.Selwood, T.Stewart
OUT: B.Parfitt, S.Simpson