Adelaide vs Geelong Round 1 Tips, Predictions and Preview

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Adelaide vs Geelong Tips

Adelaide and Geelong kick off their 2021 season at the Adelaide Oval on Saturday afternoon.

Adelaide Crows vs Geelong Cats free AFL tips, predictions and preview – Adelaide have lost 17 of their last 18 day matches.

Adelaide vs Geelong Tips

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Adelaide vs Geelong Match Details

🇦🇺 Competition: AFL
🗓 Date: Saturday March 20
Time: 4:35pm AEDT
🏟 Stadium: Adelaide Oval

Adelaide vs Geelong Head to Head (last five matches)

Geelong have won the last three matches.

  • R13 2020: Adelaide 37-65 Geelong
  • R15 2019: Geelong 96-69 Adelaide
  • R3 2019: Adelaide 75-99 Geelong
  • R17 2018: Adelaide 112-97 Geelong
  • PF  2017: Adelaide 136-75 Geelong

Adelaide vs Geelong Preview and Prediction

Adelaide are set for another tough season after being awarded the wooden spoon in 2020.

The Crows were poor in their practice match against cross-town rivals Port Adelaide, losing by 71 points with their pressure throughout the match being nowhere near good enough.

Matthew Nicks will have to plan his defence carefully and try to force an outnumbered contest in the defensive 50 on the two Coleman medallists, Tom Hawkins and Jeremy Cameron.

Meanwhile, the Cats will look to start the season on a high note with a large victory to get their Premiership campaign off to the right start. The Cats are the second-favourites for the flag behind reigning premiers Richmond.

Geelong arguably was the best side in the trade period this season and despite playing poorly against the Bombers, they still got the win they were searching for. Although they will be shaky at times this week, it’s still a new-look side that needs to gel together.

Gary Rohan was the best forward for the Cats in the match against Essendon, and his speed will be a dangerous threat against a fragile Crows defence.

I believe the Cats will cruise to a comfortable victory.

Crows vs Cats Team News

The Crows will most likely have Matt Crouch available for Saturday. However, Tom Doedee will have to pass some fitness tests to be available for selection.

Mitch Duncan has been ruled out for the upcoming match. In better news, Luke Dahlhaus and Rhys Stanley are ready to run out if selected.

The two sides last met in Round 13 last season which saw Geelong defeat the Crows.

Crows vs Cats Stats

  • Geelong have won the last three matches
  • Adelaide have lost 17 of their last 18 day matches
  • Six of the last seven matches at Adelaide Oval have seen the total match points go under the line
  • In those three previous meetings, Geelong have won in the margin of 1-39

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