AFL 2019 Round 9: Brisbane v Adelaide, 2:10 pm AEST GABBA

Who will win?

  • Brisbane < 10 pts

    Votes: 2 16.7%
  • Brisbane 10 - 30 pts

    Votes: 1 8.3%
  • Brisbane > 30 pts

    Votes: 2 16.7%
  • Adelaide < 10 pts

    Votes: 1 8.3%
  • Adelaide 10 - 30 pts

    Votes: 4 33.3%
  • Adelaide > 30 pts

    Votes: 2 16.7%
  • Draw

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    12
  • Poll closed .

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Where and when: the Gabba, Saturday May 18, 2.10pm AEST

Brisbane Forecast
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Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers. Light winds becoming southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the evening.

Last time they met: the Gabba, round 18, 2018: Adelaide 13.15 (93) defeated Brisbane 13.10 (88)
Adelaide put a halt to Brisbane's three-game winning streak with a nail-biting late-season victory. Matt Crouch (40 disposals) dominated in the midfield, while Hugh Greenwood kicked four goals – and hit the post twice – to lead the attack in the absence of suspended skipper Taylor Walker.

What it means for Brisbane: Victory would likely push the Lions back into the top four and erase Saturday's loss to the Western Bulldogs. Brisbane has won three out of its four matches at the Gabba this year, a trend it would like to continue as it searches for a true home ground advantage.

What it means for Adelaide: It doesn't seem that long ago the Crows were getting hammered for a slow start to their season – now they're sitting in third place on the ladder. A fourth straight win here, interstate, would start to justify the pre-season hype and help separate the Crows as a top-four candidate.

How Brisbane wins: Get back to the pressure level that has defined its early-season success. With some question marks over their defence, the Lions rely on winning the contested ball and keeping it in their forward 50.

How Adelaide wins: In Brisbane's three losses this season, the opposition blueprint is there. Match the Lions around the contest and if you can get the ball inside 50 quickly, to one-on-one contests, you can usually have success scoring. Got to win the ball in tight first, though.

The stat: Three-time All Australian Jeremy McGovern has taken 26 intercept marks this season – but that doesn't lead the competition. The man with that honour is Adelaide defender Alex Keath, who has 28.

The match-up: Darcy Gardiner v Tom Lynch
Gardiner looks perfectly suited to play on Adelaide's third tall forward. Lynch is quietly having another excellent season, averaging 21 disposals and six marks and is the perfect link between the Crows' midfield and forward line.

It's a big week for: Charlie Cameron
It's been more than 18 months since Cameron left the Crows following the 2017 Grand Final, but after foot surgery wiped out the second half of last year, this will be the first time the small forward has faced his former club.

Former Crow Charlie Cameron comes up against his old side for the first time. Picture: AFL Photos


Big call: Brisbane to be the first team to score 100 points this season against the Crows

Prediction: Lions by 14 points

Source: AFL Website
 
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Interesting match-up. Haven't watched Adelaide's recent games, but they seem to be coming into form, with Betts putting on a show. Walker playing well will go a long way, as well as Jacobs and Jenkins. If Sloane, Crouch, Talia etc play well they should win, but Lions are always dangerous. Crows by 20 for me.
 
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Interesting match-up. Haven't watched Adelaide's recent games, but they seem to be coming into form, with Betts putting on a show. Walker playing well will go a long way, as well as Jacobs and Jenkins. If Sloane, Crouch, Talia etc play well they should win, but Lions are always dangerous. Crows by 20 for me.
Jacobs is injured and Jenkins is in the sanfl
Betts not the best form either (has he done anything outside his 300th?)
 

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Cameron is a liability right now. Probably because I said he was capable of being a top 10 player in the competition in round 1. Sorry Brisbane fans.

Crows getting some good treatment from the umpires thus far.
 

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This umpirnig is unreal. The free was paid against Robinson because it was Robinson. No chance it was going against Galluci lol.
100% correct. I don't think he even got him high in the exchange. If anything it could have been reversed. Same thing happens lat week or the week before. Nothing short of trying to punish a player they don't like.
Cheating
 
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