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Match preview: Adelaide v Richmond

Pick a Winner: Adel v Rich Duck and Browny preview the Crows v Tigers

Where and when: Adelaide Oval, Saturday, June 13, 7.20pm ACST (7.50pm AEST) 

TV, radio and online: Click here for broadcast guide

What it means for Adelaide: This is a huge opportunity for the Crows (7-5) to push themselves into the top four on the back of their stunning win against Greater Western Sydney last Saturday night.

What it means for Richmond: The Tigers have to pick themselves up off the canvas after back-to-back losses to North Melbourne and Geelong. A third straight defeat will have the Tigers clinging to their spot in the top-eight.  

 

The stat: The Crows hold a 24-14 advantage in the overall meetings between the two clubs, but 13 of those wins came from 15 games between 2000-10. The Tigers have won two of the last three against the Crows, including the 2017 Grand Final.

The match-up: Josh Jenkins v Dylan Grimes

Jenkins has returned to form since having a stint in the SANFL. He's the second-ranked Crows key forward in the Official AFL Player Ratings (171st overall). Grimes is the second-ranked small to medium defender at the Tigers (#169 overall), but he'll get the job on Jenkins.

It’s a big week for: Matt Crouch

The Crows midfielder plays his 100th career game. The 23rd pick in the 2013 national draft, Crouch is averaging 31.6 disposals per game this season and made a successful return from a hip injury in last weekend's win against Greater Western Sydney.

Matt Crouch will be a factor in the midfield battle on Thursday night. Picture: AFL Photos

Big call: The Crows to get out to a big lead at three-quarter time before hanging on for a close victory.

Prediction: Crows by 12 points

The views in this article are those of the author and not necessarily those of the AFL or its clubs