2020 AFL – Adelaide Crows vs Melbourne Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Adelaide Crows vs Melbourne taking place? Wednesday 5th August, 2020 – 11:10 (UK)

Where is Adelaide Crows vs Melbourne taking place? Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

What television channel is Adelaide Crows vs Melbourne on? In the UK, five matches each week will be televised on BT Sport and you can see their schedule here. For the TV channel in Australia, visit this link

Where can I stream Adelaide Crows vs Melbourne? If the match is televised in the UK, then BT Sport subscribers will be able to stream it live via BT Sport Player. Additionally, those with a Watch AFL subscription can stream any 2020 AFL match live (outside of Australia). Those in Australia can stream any match live via AFL Live Pass

Where can I get tickets for Adelaide Crows vs Melbourne? Click here for ticket information on 2020 AFL matches

THE TEAM NEWS

ADELAIDE CROWS

  • Adelaide Crows had high hopes of finally ending their winless start to 2020 as they came up against fellow strugglers North Melbourne but they were on the end of a heavy loss as they fell to 0-9 for the campaign.
  • The Crows shipped 119 points in what was another disappointing performance and they have wielded the axe on the back of that with Bryce Gibbs, Kieran Strachan, Riley Knight and Rory Atkins all dropped.
  • Andrew McPherson, Kyle Hartigan, Shane McAdam and Tyson Stengle are also managed to Harry Schoenberg and Lachlan Sholl will debut whilst there are also call-ups for Darcy Fogarty, David Mackay, Fischer McAsey, Ned McHenry, Taylor Walker and Tom Doedee.

MELBOURNE

  • Melbourne suffered back-to-back defeats as they went down to Port Adelaide last week and that result saw them drop to 3-5 for the season with this clash with Adelaide Crows an important one for the Demons.
  • In this shortened season, the Demons cannot afford to lose many more matches after they were outclassed by the Power in which they were beaten in all four quarters.
  • They amassed just 32 points in the disappointing display and they have made changes as a result with Mitch Hannan, Oscar McDonald and Tom McDonald all dropped whilst Kysaiah Pickett is injured so Harley Bennell, Alex-Neal Bullen, Adam Tomlinson and Aaron vandenBerg all come in.

THE PREDICTION

Adelaide Crows have been abysmal so far this season and remain without a victory after losing for the ninth game in succession in 2020. They have made huge changes to their side this week in the hope of earning their first win but Melbourne will be a tough challenge to overcome as they bid to respond to a poor showing against Port Adelaide last week. The Demons need to win to avoid falling further out of contention for the finals and they should be able to do just that against the struggling Crows.

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