Brisbane Lions v Adelaide Crows Tips, Predictions and Match Preview - Crows to sneak home against resurgent Lions

Adam Cusworth 15 May 2019
  • The Lions and the Crows meet in at the GABBA on Saturday afternoon. 
  • Here is our preview of the Round 9 clash. 

The Brisbane Lions take on the Adelaide Crows in Round 9 of the AFL home and away season on Saturday May 18. 

The two sides are evenly poised in the head to head betting and the action gets underway at 2.10PM AEST. 

Match Preview


Brisbane have been the improvers in season 2019, winning five of their eight games, matching their total haul of just five wins from 2018. 

The Lions come off a 16 point loss to the Western Bulldogs in Round 8 but should appreciate a return to their home ground of the GABBA. 

After a slow start, Adelaide have recovered and have won their past four. Last week, they were too good for their injury riddled local rivals, Port Adelaide, defeating the Power by 20 points at the Adelaide Oval. 

Both sides have won five games with the 3rd placed Crows just edging the Lions, who are 5th on the ladder. 

Little separates the two sides in more ways than one but Adelaide might have the defensive game to stifle the Lions. Daniel Talia, Alex Keath and Rory Laird have all been in fine form down back and in the past five weeks the Crows have conceded an average of just 57 points per game. 

Brisbane will need big games from their forwards, while in the middle of the ground, Lachie Neale, Mitch Robinson and Dayne Zorko will provide plenty of supply. But the Crows might just have too much depth around he ground and can head in with confidence after their past month of footy.  

Selection News


Brisbane have very few injuries at the moment and have a healthy list to choose from. Zac Bailey may miss with a hamstring injury, while Rhys Mathieson is a likely inclusion. 

Adelaide's Matt Crouch is in doubt with a hip injury sustained in the win over Port Adelaide. Bryce Gibbs and Josh Jenkins will be considered for selection. 

Match Odds


Brisbane Lions $1.80 
Adelaide Crows $2

*correct at the time of writing


Stats



Adelaide have won their past six games against Brisbane with those wins coming at an average margin of a whopping 62 points. Five of those games have been held at the GABBA, including the last clash between the two sides, which was a rare close one with the Crows prevailing by five. 

Brisbane have won three of four at the GABBA this season and Adelaide have won five from 12 games outside of Adelaide since the start of 2018.

Prediction and Tips


Adelaide loom as value in the head to head betting and might just be a bit too classy for the Lions. 


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