2019 AFL – Adelaide vs Collingwood Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Adelaide vs Collingwood taking place? Saturday 17th August – 07:35 (UK) / 16:05 (ACST)

Where is Adelaide vs Collingwood taking place? Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

What television channel is Adelaide vs Collingwood on? BT Sport 2 in UK / Foxtel in Australia

Where can I stream Adelaide vs Collingwood? BT Sport subscribers can stream the match live via the BT Sport website or app in the UK / This match can be streamed live via the AFL Live app in Australia

Where can I get tickets for Adelaide vs Collingwood? https://www.afl.com.au/tickets

THE TEAM NEWS

ADELAIDE

  • Adelaide Crows dropped out of the top 8 as they went down to West Coast Eagles in a tight affair last week and now face a difficult task of regaining their spot with just two games of the regular season remaining.
  • First up they host Collingwood Magpies who will pose a considerable threat in what has become a must-win game for the Crows with plenty of other teams still in the hunt for the finals.
  • Despite a decent performance last week, the Crows have made two changes to their line-up with Paul Seedsman and Reilly O’Brien coming in for Andy Otten and Rory Atkins who may feel unfortunate to miss out.

COLLINGWOOD

  • Collingwood Magpies made it back-to-back wins as they held off Melbourne Demons last week to officially confirm their spot in the finals whilst also keeping their hopes of a top 4 place alive.
  • The Magpies were fairly comfortably winners over the Demons and would have won by more had it not been for a late flurry of points by Melbourne when the game was already beyond them.
  • John Noble produced an impressive display in the VFL last week and that was enough to earn him a call-up for the Magpies here as he replaces Josh Daicos who is left out due to concerns over a concussion he suffered last week.

THE PREDICTION

Adelaide Crows must win this to remain in contention for a spot in the finals after they dropped out of the top 8 following last week’s defeat to West Coast Eagles. The Crows must now win their last two to give themselves a solid chance of qualifying for the play-offs but face a tough test against Collingwood Magpies here. The Magpies were good last week to earn their second win in a row and with the top 4 still in their sights, they could seriously harm Adelaide’s hopes of prolonging their season.

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