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Friday night football heads to South Australia, as the Adelaide Crows host the Collingwood Magpies. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage of the match from 7:50pm (AEST).
Adelaide are coming off a strong win against the Saints, sitting 2-1 – their only blight being their opening-round loss against Essendon.
Collingwood are 1-2, losses to the Hawks and Giants preceding their win against Carlton.
With Rory Sloane, Bryce Gibbs and Rory Laird in great form, Adelaide look solid around the ground, and the inclusion of talented youngster Darcy Fogarty – who’s booted four goals in the first two matches of his career – only adds to a formidable forward line.
Collingwood were unusually accurate last week, while looking generally strong elsewhere against the Blues. But Carlton are a very different team to the Crows, and they won’t have the home-ground advantage this time.
Both sides have made just the sole change, with Adelaide losing 19-year-old rookie Lachlan Murphy to injury, and including young forward Darcy Fogarty.
Collingwood, for their part, have lost Taylor Adams after the veteran injured his hamstring during training, and have selected Jordan De Goey for the first time after his off-season legal issue.
Collingwood were impressive last week, but – you have to remember, with all due respect to the Blues – it was just Carlton. The Crows are a tough team at the best of times, even more so at home.
The hosts will win, and probably fairly comfortably.
Adelaide by 34 points.
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