Venue: Adelaide Oval at 7:20 ACST
LAST FIVE MEETINGS
GF, 2017, Richmond 16.12 (108) d Adelaide 8.12 (60) at the MCG
R6, 2017, Adelaide 21.14 (140) d Richmond 10.4 (64) at Adelaide Oval
R3, 2016, Adelaide 19.14 (128) d Richmond 13.14 (92) at Etihad Stadium
R19, 2015, Adelaide 11.22 (88) d Richmond 8.4 (52) at Adelaide Oval
R21, 2014, Richmond 10.19 (79) d Adelaide 9.15 (69) at Adelaide Oval
This was already a huge game for Adelaide given its disappointing performance in last year’s Grand Final, but takes on extra significance after the round one loss to Essendon. The Crows don’t want to start the season 0-2, especially after seeing 2016 runners-up Sydney lose their first six games to start last year. Missing skipper Taylor Walker, forward Tom Lynch, midfielder Brad Crouch and recruit Sam Gibson, the Crows led the Bombers by 20 points at three-quarter time before being overrun in the last term. Playing in front of a parochial home crowd of more than 50,000 will be a welcome boost. The Tigers were pushed more than anyone expected by a gallant Carlton in the season opener before winning by 26 points. Their small forward line looks potent once again and Dustin Martin carried on his Brownlow Medal-winning form of last year. The Crows need to prove they’ve learned from the mistakes they made on Grand Final day.
Thommo’s Tip: Richmond by 10 points
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