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Get a summary of the Western Bulldogs vs. Adelaide Crows AFL Match at Mars Stadium
Ball-magnet Jack Macrae finds the footy in a nest of Crows
Where and when: Mars Stadium, Sunday 25 August, 1.10pm AEST
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What it means for the Western Bulldogs: A spot in the finals is on offer for the Bulldogs, whether that be seventh or eighth depending on other results in round 23. Destiny is in their hands, this is a win-at-all-costs match.
What it means for Adelaide: After another disappointing loss at home, the Crows now must win by a fair margin to secure a finals spot. The Crows trail the Dogs by four points and 2.6 per cent on the ladder, but the Hawks and Power are in a similar boat, so the Crows will be hoping other results fall their way too.
The stat: Jack Macrae is averaging 37.2 disposals over his last ten matches. His lowest disposal tally for any game this season is 22 touches.
The match-up: Patrick Lipinski v Wayne Milera
Lipinski headed forward and kicked two goals against the Giants last week, while Milera looms as one of Adelaide's strongest weapons on the wing. Both players loom as potential gamebreakers.
It's a big week for: Don Pyke
The Crows have won just two of the past eight games since the bye. The heat is already on Pyke, but to miss out on the finals would be a clear failure considering the relative health and age profile of Adelaide's list.
A frustrated Don Pyke during the Crows' clash with Collingwood. Picture: AFL Photos
Big call: Aaron Naughton announces himself on the big stage and towels up Daniel Talia.
Prediction: Western Bulldogs by 27 points
B: Taylor Duryea, Lewis Young, Hayden Crozier
HB: Jason Johannisen, Zaine Cordy, Easton Wood
C: Lachie Hunter, Marcus Bontempelli, Ed Richards
HF: Bailey Dale, Josh Schache, Sam Lloyd
F: Bailey Smith, Aaron Naughton, Toby McLean
FOL: Tim English, Josh Dunkley, Jack Macrae
I/C: Matthew Suckling, Jackson Trengove, Rhylee West, Patrick Lipinski, Callum Porter, Will Hayes, Bailey Williams, Roarke Smith (Four to be omitted)
IN: Tim English, Rhylee West, Callum Porter, Bailey Williams, Roarke Smith
OUT: Tory Dickson (Injured)
NEW: Callum Porter
B: Rory Laird, Daniel Talia, Luke Brown
HB: Brodie Smith, Jake Kelly, Wayne Milera
C: Paul Seedsman, Brad Crouch, David Mackay
HF: Chayce Jones, Taylor Walker, Tom Lynch
F: Eddie Betts, Darcy Fogarty, Richard Douglas
FOL: Sam Jacobs, Matt Crouch, Rory Sloane
I/C: Hugh Greenwood, Riley Knight, Bryce Gibbs, Kyle Hartigan, Andy Otten, Alex Keath, Reilly O'Brien, Lachlan Murphy (Four to be omitted)
IN: Hugh Greenwood, Riley Knight, Andy Otten, Alex Keath
MILESTONES: Luke Brown - Playing 150th game