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  • Adelaide Crows v Gold Coast Suns
  • Round 6 - 19:10 ACST, Apr 28, 2018
  • Adelaide Oval
  • 18° Mostly Sunny

Form

8th Ladder Position 12th
3 Wins 3
2 Losses 2
108.4 % 87.1
452 Points For 359
417 Points Against 412
LWWLW Form WWLLW

Recent Encounters

Round Result Venue Replay
R5, 2017

Gold Coast Suns 13.8 (86)

Adelaide Crows23.15 (153)

MS Replay
R9, 2016

Gold Coast Suns 11.8 (74)

Adelaide Crows22.17 (149)

MS Replay
R17, 2015

Adelaide Crows 19.11 (125)

Gold Coast Suns12.8 (80)

AO Replay
R6, 2015

Gold Coast Suns 11.12 (78)

Adelaide Crows18.11 (119)

MS Replay
R11, 2014

Adelaide Crows 16.13 (109)

Gold Coast Suns11.11 (77)

AO Replay

Stats

395 Disposals 356
38 Clearances 39
53 Inside 50 53
156 Contested Possessions 157
61 Tackles 70
42 Hit-Outs 36
20 Free Kicks 22

* Season Averages

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SUMMARY

This appears likely to be a comfortable win for Adelaide, despite the mounting injury list at the Crows. However, it would be foolish to write off Gold Coast, with its confidence growing every week under new coach Stuart Dew. The Suns are 3-2 after five rounds, more than halfway through a nine-week road trip forced on them by the Commonwealth Games. After 10 straight losses to the Crows, this could be the Suns' best chance to end that drought, but beating North Melbourne, Carlton and Brisbane is one thing. Knocking off the Crows at Adelaide Oval, where they are an imposing 28-6 in their past 34 games, is an entirely different proposition. The Crows – also 3-2 – have had players step up. Tom Doedee has taken over Jake Lever's defensive post, Paul Seedsman is covering for Brodie Smith across half-back and Cam Ellis-Yolmen and Hugh Greenwood are ripping in at stoppages. This a great test for the Suns to see how far they've improved this season.

WHERE AND WHEN: Adelaide Oval, Saturday, April 28, 7.10pm ACST
TV AND RADIO: Click here for broadcast guide

LAST FIVE TIMES

R5, 2017, Adelaide 23.15 (153) d Gold Coast 13.8 (86) at Metricon Stadium
R9, 2016, Adelaide 22.17 (149) d Gold Coast 11.8 (74) at Metricon Stadium
R17, 2015, Adelaide 19.11 (125) d Gold Coast 12.8 (80) at Adelaide Oval
R6, 2015, Adelaide 18.11 (119) d Gold Coast 11.12 (78) at Metricon Stadium
R11, 2014, Adelaide 16.13 (109) d Gold Coast 11.11 (77) at Adelaide Oval

THE SIX POINTS

1. Last year's encounter between the two sides was over at the main break, with the Crows kicking 11 goals to four in the first half. Matt Crouch, Rory Laird, Brad Crouch and Rory Sloane all had 30 or more disposals, while Michael Barlow led the way for the Suns with 36 touches.

2. The Crows play a high-possession game, averaging 395.2 disposals per game this season. In contrast, the Suns are ranked second-last, averaging 355.6.

3. The Suns must create history if they're to collect the four premiership points. They've never beaten the Crows, losing all 10 previous meetings. Six of those have been by more than 50 points.

4. One of the reasons for the Suns starting 3-2 for the third time in their brief history has been their commitment to tackling. They're ranked in the top four for tackles, averaging 70.2 per game. That's a long way ahead of the Crows, ranked 13th with 60.8 per game.

5. The Suns have lost all three previous games at Adelaide Oval – two against the Crows and one against Port Adelaide. Their most recent loss was a 115-point thumping at the hands of the Power in round 23, 2017.

6. In the battle of the Tom Lynches, it's the Gold Coast version that has the edge in the Schick AFL Player Ratings. Suns co-captain Tom Lynch is ranked 45th overall, 43 spots ahead of his namesake, Crows forward Tom Lynch (88th).

IT'S A BIG WEEK FOR …

Suns midfielder Jarryd Lyons left the Crows at the end of 2016 for a more prominent role. He's definitely got that at his new club, averaging a career-high 27 disposals and 8.2 clearances per game this season.

PREDICTION: Adelaide by 30 points

Team Lineups

Team Lineups

Adelaide Crows

B

  • Luke Brown,
  • Daniel Talia,
  • Andy Otten

HB

  • Rory Laird,
  • Tom Doedee,
  • Paul Seedsman

C

  • Rory Atkins,
  • Matt Crouch,
  • David Mackay

HF

  • Mitch McGovern,
  • Tom Lynch,
  • Wayne Milera

F

  • Riley Knight,
  • Taylor Walker,
  • Josh Jenkins

Fol

  • Sam Jacobs,
  • Bryce Gibbs,
  • Richard Douglas

I/C

  • Hugh Greenwood,
  • Jordan Gallucci,
  • Myles Poholke,
  • Cameron Ellis-Yolmen

Emg

  • Patrick Wilson,
  • Darcy Fogarty,
  • Reilly O'Brien,
  • Lachlan Murphy

NO CHANGE

In

  • Matt Crouch,
  • David Mackay

Out

  • Jake Kelly (Injured),
  • Kyle Hartigan (Injured)

Milestones:

  • Andy Otten  - Playing 100th game

Gold Coast Suns

B

  • Jarrod Harbrow,
  • Rory Thompson,
  • Jesse Joyce

HB

  • Lachie Weller,
  • Steven May,
  • Jack Martin

C

  • Matt Rosa,
  • Jarryd Lyons,
  • Jack Bowes

HF

  • Nick Holman,
  • Tom J. Lynch,
  • Aaron Young

F

  • Ben Ainsworth,
  • Sam Day,
  • Alex Sexton

Fol

  • Jarrod Witts,
  • Touk Miller,
  • David Swallow

I/C

  • Jesse Lonergan,
  • Michael Barlow,
  • Brayden Fiorini,
  • Max Spencer

Emg

  • Michael Rischitelli,
  • Jack Leslie,
  • Aaron Hall,
  • Brayden Crossley

NO CHANGE

In

  • Michael Barlow,
  • Max Spencer

Out

  • Michael Rischitelli (Omitted),
  • Darcy MacPherson (Injured)

Last updated: 10:04am Friday, April 27, 2018

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