The Bulldogs hold a strong record against Adelaide at Etihad Stadium, having won the five of the past six contests at the ground. Added to that, the Dogs are full of confidence after a big win over Carlton in round 20. Adelaide is also in good form, having beaten North Melbourne in a nail-biter last week. The Crows have won their last two matches over the Dogs, but haven't won three straight against Brendan McCartney's boys since 2002-04.

WHERE AND WHEN: Etihad Stadium, Sunday 18 August, 4.40pm (AEST)

TV AND RADIO: Click here for broadcast guide and odds

R4, 2013, Adelaide 12.8 (80) d Western Bulldogs 4.4 (28) at AAMI Stadium
R2, 2012, Adelaide 11.16 (82) d Western Bulldogs 9.10 (64) at AAMI Stadium
R13, 2011, Western Bulldogs 14.16 (100) d Adelaide 10.10 (70) at Etihad Stadium
R19, 2010, Western Bulldogs 8.13 (61) d Adelaide 7.11 (53) at AAMI Stadium
R5, 2010, Western Bulldogs 18.13 (121) d Adelaide 10.12 (72) at Etihad Stadium


1. Adelaide beat the Western Bulldogs comfortably in round four at AAMI Stadium, winning by 52 points.

2. Patrick Dangerfield (2nd in the Official AFL Player Ratings) had 21 possessions in that game and kicked four goals.

3. Adelaide has won the past two matches between these sides, but the Bulldogs hold an overall winning advantage – 20 games to 17.

4. The Western Bulldogs are ranked 2nd this season for clearances in the League, with an average of 41.2 per game, mainly thanks to the AFL's clearance king Tom Liberatore. The Crows are 13th with an average of 36.1 per game.

5. Adelaide hasn't won three consecutive clashes against the Bulldogs since 2002-04

6. The Bulldogs have won five of six contests against the Crows at Etihad Stadium.