Australian Football League Live Collingwood Magpies vs Adelaide Crows Stream AFL 2015 Seasons Week 02 match will be kick off at Etihad Stadium, Melbourne, Australia, Saturday 11 April 2015 online, 16.40pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
Another two teams who are looking for an unbeaten start to the year. The Crows sit at the top of the ladder after demolishing North whilst Collingwood upset Brisbane at the Gabba.
The Pies have added Tim Broomhead and Paul Seedsman to replace the injured Steele Sidebottom and omitted Jordan de Goey. Ben Reid, Lachie Keefe, and Levi Greenwood are all missing from their best 22. For the Crows have included Mitch Grigg at the expense of Jarryd Lyons. Scott Thompson and Sam Kerridge are missing from their best 22.
The Pies are in 6th on the ladder whilst statistically they ranked 2nd in tackles after round 1. On the opposite end, they ranked 17th in marks per game – but they might have been a product of the dewy conditions in Brisbane rather than an insight into their game-plan. They did go inside 50 more than 16 other teams in the competition but as was the case in 2014, their clanger count was high (54). The Crows come out of round 1 leading the competition in kicks and points whilst rank 16th in handballs. They like to play direct footy and keep possession with kicks and marks.
Taylor Walker v Nathan Brown – the big Tex had a day out against North. In his first game as captain, the 24-year old kicked 6.5 from 15 marks and 22 disposals. Brown will get the first crack at curtailing him and then Frost but if Walker gets off the chain, it will be a long day for Magpie fans.
Adelaide and Collingwood have met 38 times with the Magpies leading 25-13. Collingwood has won six of their last eight matches over the Crows. Since 2010, Adelaide is 2-4 (5-1 against the line) vs Collingwood. Collingwood is 13-4 (8-9 against the line) at Etihad Stadium since the start of 2010. The Crows are 3-3 both head-to-head and against the line at the venue since the start of 2012. Travis Cloke has kicked only six goals in his last five games against the Crows. Scott Pendlebury averages 34 touches and a goal in his last three games against Adelaide. The Pies have started 2-0 only four times in the last 10 years, whilst the Crows have gone undefeated for the first two games only once since 2002.
The Crows played like a team hell-bent on returning to their finals feats of 2012. Their nucleus from the preliminary final team is still there and now Phil Walsh has installed a full ground press that will stifle a Magpie outfit that is prone for turnovers. If Betts, Cameron and the other forwards continue their manical approach to forward pressure the Crows should create bulk turnovers and this is how this game will be won.
B Toovey, Brown, Sinclair
HB Langdon, Frost, Ramsay
C Varcoe, Swan, Crisp
HF Elliott, White, Broomhead
F Fasolo, Cloke, Blair
FOLL Grundy, Adams, Pendlebury
I/C Goldsack, Williams, Seedsman, Oxley
EMG Dwyer, Karnezis, Gault
IN Broomhead, Seedsman
OUT De Goey, Sidebottom (hand)
B Brown, Hartigan, Jaensch
HB Smith, Talia, Cheney
C Dangerfield, Sloane, Henderson
HF Mackay, Lynch, Van Berlo
F Jenkins, Walker, Betts
FOLL Jacobs, Douglas, Wright
I/C Grigg, Cameron, Ellis-Yolmen, Laird
EMG Podsiadly, Lyons, Martin