2019 AFL – Adelaide vs St Kilda Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Adelaide vs St Kilda taking place? Saturday 3rd August – 10:40 (UK) / 19:10 (ACST)

Where is Adelaide vs St Kilda taking place? Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

What television channel is Adelaide vs St Kilda on? Not shown live in the UK / Foxtel in Australia

Where can I stream Adelaide vs St Kilda? Unavailable to stream in the UK / This match can be streamed live via the AFL Live app in Australia

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

THE TEAM NEWS

ADELAIDE

  • Adelaide Crows suffered a second consecutive defeat which keeps their hopes of making the finals in their own hands but their position is looking precarious after losing out to Carlton Blues in their last game.
  • The Crows have now lost four of their last five matches and another loss here again one of the teams hoping to chase them down would leave them in real trouble, mainly due to the momentum that is building against them.
  • They have opted to shake things up with their line-up once again with Josh Jenkins, Tyson Stengle, Patrick Wilson and Paul Seedsman all dropping out and they are replaced by Richard Douglas, Eddie Betts, Bryce Gibbs and Darcy Fogarty.

ST KILDA

  • St Kilda Saints secured a second-straight win to keep their hopes of a finals berth alive with victory over Melbourne Demons last week but know that this clash with Adelaide Crows is absolutely pivotal.
  • The Saints need to keep winning and hope others slip-up in their quest to make the top 8 but defeating one of those teams they are competing with would give them a huge boost heading into the final rounds of the regular season.
  • Illness has struck the Saints camp this week which has resulted in Ben Paton and Jack Newnes having to sit this one out whilst Blake Acres is out through injury so Daniel McKenzie, Josh Battle and Matthew Parker receive call-ups.

THE PREDICTION

St Kilda will hope the illness that has swept through their camp this week will only account for two of their players but more could drop out come the start of this game. The effect of that could be huge as they will be desperate to field their strongest possible line-up for this important contest with Adelaide. The Crows are low on confidence heading into this fixture and will hope their changed line-up can make a difference but the away side can edge this providing they do not lose any more players.

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