AFL Live Adelaide Crows vs Melbourne Demons Live Streaming Free 2018 Regular Seasons week 19 match will be kick off at Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, SA, Australia, Saturday 28 July 2018 online, 19:40 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
There is plenty at stake for the two sides as we head towards the finals action. Adelaide are just one win out of the eight but find themselves in 12th position on the ladder, while Melbourne are clinging to 7th spot after going down to Geelong last weekend.
The Demons will be rueing the fact that they let go of a 29 point lead over the Cats in the last term of their Round 18 game before then conceding a goal after the siren to lose by two points.
Another loss here will be a massive blow to not only their top four aspirations but also their top eight chances with Gold Coast, Sydney, West Coast and GWS to follow.
On the same night as the Cats and Demons game, Adelaide recorded a hard fought five point win over Brisbane and are still in the hunt for a top eight spot. Matt Crouch and Rory Laird were among the better player in that and the Crows are now showing some of the form that took them to last year’s Grand Final.
With key players returning from injury they have won three of their past four. Two of those wins were against well performed sides in West Coast and Geelong, while their loss was against Richmond.
However, Melbourne will be hard to beat. The Demons rank higher than Adelaide in a number of measures and are No.1 in the competition for scoring, inside 50s, marks inside 50 and hitouts. The Crows are 10th, 12th, 16th and 8th for these.
Max Gawn is one player that Adelaide will need to stop. Adelaide’s Sam Jacobs can go close to negating the $11 Brownlow Medal chance. Angus Bradshaw and Clayton Oliver are among a host of other Demons player in good form but if the Crows bring their recent form they can match the Demons at the contested possessions and clearances.
Lachlan Murphy and Tom Doedee are in some doubt for Adelaide. Brodie Smith returned to the SANFL after missing a year with a knee injury but is likely to have another stint at that level before returning.
Melbourne are likely to be without Michael Hibberd for another week, while Jack Viney is still three weeks away.
Melbourne smashed Adelaide to the tune of 91 points at Traegar Park in Alice Springs earlier in the season. Jesse Hogan booted five for the winners, while Angus Brayshaw booted three and picked up 37 disposals.
Adelaide won the game prior to that between the two sides but Melbourne have won four of the past six, with two of those at the Adelaide Oval. The Demons are four from five outside of Victoria this year, while Adelaide have won six of their nine games at the Adelaide Oval in 2018.
Adelaide have a massive margin to turn around from the most recent meeting against the Demons which was just two months ago. However, their recent form has been encouraging and they can get the job done in front of their home fans.
B: Keath, Talia, Brown
HB: Seedsman, Cheney, Laird
C: Milera, Gibbs, Atkins
HF: Lynch, Jenkins, Murphy
F: McGovern, Walker, Betts
FOLL: Jacobs, Crouch, Sloane
I/C: Greenwood, Gallucci, Knight, Kelly
EMG: Hunter, Otten, Poholke, Ellis-Yolmen
B: J. Smith, Frost, Jetta
HB: Salem, O. McDonald, Lewis
C: T. McDonald, Oliver, Brayshaw
HF: Melksham, Hogan, Fritsch
F: Kennedy-Harris, Petracca, Spargo
FOLL: Gawn, Jones, Vince
I/C: Harmes, Tyson, Neal-Bullen, Garlett
EMG: Pederson, Vandenberg, Weideman, J. Wagner