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  • Adelaide Crows v Essendon
  • Round 18 - 19:20 ACST, Jul 19, 2019
  • Adelaide Oval
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Friday 7:20 PMACST

Adelaide Oval

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7th Ladder Position 8th
9 Wins 9
7 Losses 7
112.8 % 102.4
1334 Points For 1248
1183 Points Against 1219

Recent Encounters

Round Result Venue Replay
R1, 2018

Essendon 14.15 (99)

Adelaide Crows12.15 (87)

MRVL Replay
R21, 2017

Essendon 12.8 (80)

Adelaide Crows18.15 (123)

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R4, 2017

Adelaide Crows 24.9 (153)

Essendon13.10 (88)

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R19, 2016

Adelaide Crows 22.11 (143)

Essendon9.7 (61)

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R20, 2015

Essendon 8.11 (59)

Adelaide Crows27.9 (171)

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395 Disposals 372
38 Clearances 38
53 Inside 50 52
152 Contested Possessions 148
64 Tackles 62
41 Hit-Outs 36
18 Free Kicks 20

* Season Averages

Match Preview

Match preview: Adelaide v Essendon

Lee Gaskin  July 16, 2019 8:30 AM

The Crows have won four of the past five clashes against the Bombers

The Crows have won four of the past five clashes against the Bombers

Where and when: Adelaide Oval, Friday, July 19, 7.20pm ACST

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What it means for Adelaide: Last weekend's 95-point thumping of Gold Coast was a nice confidence boost, but it will count for little if the seventh-placed Crows can't back it up against better competition.

What it means for Essendon: Having won five of their past six games, the in-form Bombers can take another step towards booking a finals berth by knocking off the Crows, who are directly above them on the ladder.

The stat: The Crows kicked the highest score in the club's history against the Bombers in round 10, 2006 at Football Park. Trent Hentschel booted eight goals as the Crows smashed the Bombers by 138 points – 30.8 (188) to 6.14 (50).

The match-up: Eddie Betts v Adam Saad

Little separates this pair – Betts is 99th overall while Saad is 101st in the Official AFL Player Ratings. The Bombers defender kept Betts goalless last year, but the Crows veteran is high on confidence after booting six goals against the Suns.

It's a big week for: Rory Sloane

The Crows co-captain will receive close attention from Bombers youngster Dylan Clarke, who added North Melbourne star Ben Cunnington to his list of successful tagging assignments last week. Sloane will have to be creative and have his teammates block for him at stoppages.

Big call: Reilly O'Brien to dominate in the ruck with at least 45 hitouts and 10 clearances.

Prediction: Crows by 15 points

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