Adelaide Crows vs Brisbane Lions Round 16 Tips, Prediction & Preview

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Adelaide vs Brisbane Tips

Adelaide is looking to get back into the winner’s circle when they battle it out against the Lions on Saturday evening.

Adelaide vs Brisbane Tips, Preview & Predictions

Adelaide Crows vs Brisbane Lions free AFL tips, predictions and preview – Brisbane has won nine of their last 10 matches.

Adelaide vs Brisbane Tips

  • Brisbane has won nine of their last 10 matches
  • Rory Laird has had 30+ disposals in six of his last seven matches

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Adelaide vs Brisbane Match Details

🇦🇺 Competition: AFL
🗓 Date: Saturday July 3
Time: 4:35pm AEDT
🏟 Stadium: Adelaide Oval

Adelaide vs Brisbane 2021 Form (last five matches)

Crows (LLWL)

  • RD 11: Richmond 111-83 Adelaide
  • RD 12: Adelaide 73-78 Collingwood
  • RD 13: St Kilda 60-66 Adelaide
  • RD 14: BYE
  • RD 15: Carlton 83-73 Adelaide 

Lions (WLWW)

  • RD 11: Brisbane 129-65 GWS
  • RD 12: Melbourne 97-75 Brisbane
  • RD 13: BYE
  • RD 14: North Melbourne 45-68 Brisbane
  • RD 15: Brisbane 94-50 Geelong

Adelaide vs Brisbane Head to Head (last five matches)

  • R4 2020: Lions 83-46 Crows
  • R9  2019: Lions 93-92 Crows
  • R18 2018: Lions 88-93 Crows
  • R9 2017: Lions 60-140 Crows
  • R20 2016: Crows 177-39 Lions

Adelaide vs Brisbane Preview

The Crows fell to a heartbreaking 10-point defeat at the hands of ladder rivals Carlton last time out.

A disappointing second term collapse that saw the Blues kick eight goals was the ultimate demise of Adelaide. However, their ability to keep the Blues to two second-half goals and claw their way back was admirable.

Matthew Nicks side has been able to pull off one of the biggest upsets so far this season, defeating the top of the ladder Demons. They will need to repeat that feat at a neutral venue without a home crowd due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreaks.

Meanwhile, the Lions stamped their authority on the rest of the competition with a 44-point thumping over premiership contenders Geelong.

Brisbane regained the third spot on the ladder by leapfrogging the Cats. They were brilliant with their pressure, creating countless turnovers, which generated into scores.

Chris Fagan’s side has an average record in Victoria, so this Victorian hub will be a good opportunity for his side to get used to playing in Melbourne with finals football fast approaching.

Brisbane have been in impeccable form of recent, and I can’t see them losing this one against a struggling Crows outfit.

Crows vs Lions Team News

The Crows will be forced to make one change with Rory Sloane suffering a finger injury. Jackson Hately is the most likely to come into the side. 

Grant Birchall should return to the line-up after his late withdrawal against the Cats last week.

The two sides last met in Round 4 last season, which saw the Lions win by 37 points.

Crows vs Lions Stats

  • Brisbane has won nine of their last 10 matches
  • Adelaide’s last three matches have gone UNDER the total points line
  • Rory Laird has had 30+ disposals in six of his last seven matches
  • Jarryd Lyons has had 25+ disposals in seven of his last eight matches

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