AFL Round 20: Brisbane Lions vs Adelaide Crows tips, odds, teams and betting

Posted by on 7/8/2014
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The first game on Sunday for AFL Round 20 is between Brisbane Lions and Adelaide Crows. The opening bounce is set to commence at 1:10 PM with the game to be played at Gabba. The favourite for the match is away team Adelaide Crows. View our preview and teams for the game between Brisbane Lions and Adelaide Crows.

Round: Round 20 , August 10, 2014, 1:10 PM
Stadium: Gabba
Weather: 23° Mostly sunny.

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Opening Odds:

brisbane

Preview:

ALMOST every game at this stage of the season has finals implications, and this one is no different. After Adelaide’s shock loss against West Coast last week, the Crows are desperate to win to push back into the top eight. But what looked a relative ‘gimme’ game a few weeks back is now anything but, with the Lions winning five of their past nine matches. They won an ugly encounter against Melbourne last week, but have unearthed some genuine talent in key position players Daniel McStay, Michael Close and Darcy Gardiner, along with midfielders James Aish and Lewy Taylor. Adelaide’s desperation and class should be enough, but they wouldn’t want to underestimate the rapidly improving Lions.

LAST FIVE TIMES
R2, 2013, Adelaide 14.12 (96) d Brisbane Lions 10.17 (77) at Gabba
R21, 2012, Brisbane Lions 13.17 (95) d Adelaide 12.13 (85) at Gabba
R20, 2011, Adelaide 16.14 (110) d Brisbane Lions 16.9 (105) at Gabba
R10, 2011, Brisbane Lions 15.11 (101) d Adelaide 8.13 (61) at AAMI Stadium
R20, 2010, Adelaide 15.14 (104) d Brisbane Lions 13.19 (97) at Gabba
THE SIX POINTS
1. Since the clubs first clashed in 1991, the Lions hold a narrow 18-17 advantage. They lead 11-9 at the Gabba, but the Crows have won three of the past four.
2. Adelaide is the No.1 centre clearance side in 2014, averaging 13.9 a game, while the Lions have struggled, ranked equal 15th at 11.2 a game.
3. No team has had fewer disposals in 2014 than the Lions. They average 342.7 a game compared to Adelaide’s 372.1 a game, which ranks the Crows sixth.
4. Crows star Taylor Walker has been a handful for the Lions. In six games he has kicked 15 goals against Lions, including multiple goals in five of those matches.
5. Adelaide is the No.1 contested marking side in 2014, averaging 11.2 a game, while the Lions have struggled and are ranked 17th with just 7.1 a game.
6. Lion Tom Rockliff’s scintillating form has seen him jump to a career-high No.21 in the Official AFL Player Ratings. Rockliff jumped another spot with his 32 disposals and seven tackles last week.

Teams:

BRISBANE

B, Justin Clarke, Matt Maguire, Ryan Harwood
HB, Jed Adcock, Daniel McStay, Joel Patfull
C, Rohan Bewick, Pearce Hanley, Dayne Zorko
HF, Josh Green, Michael Close, Jack Crisp
F, Daniel Merrett, Jonathan Freeman, Lewis Taylor
Fol, Stefan Martin, Tom Rockliff, James Aish
I/C, Ashley McGrath, Claye Beams, Nick Robertson, Marco Paparone, Darcy Gardiner, Sam Mayes, Ryan Lester,
In, Jonathan Freeman, Nick Robertson, Marco Paparone

ADELAIDE

B Luke Brown, Daniel Talia, Luke Thompson.
HB Brodie Smith, Andy Otten, Matthew Jaensch
C David Mackay, Brad Crouch, Ricky Henderson
HF Richard Douglas, Josh Jenkins, Mitch Grigg
F Matthew Wright, Taylor Walker, Eddie Betts
Fol Sam Jacobs, Patrick Dangerfield, Rory Sloane
I/C Tom Lynch, Rory Laird, Jarryd Lyons, Sam Shaw, Brodie Martin, Charlie Cameron, Matt Crouch (three to be omitted)
In Tom Lynch, Jarryd Lyons, Sam Shaw, Charlie Cameron, Matt Crouch.
Out James Podsiadly (managed), Scott Thompson (hamstring)