The 2018 AFL Premiership campaign was a disappointing one for the Adelaide Football Club.
The Crows started the year as flag favourites after reaching the grand final in 2017, but injury woes and poor performances saw them slide right out of the eight.
Can Don Pyke’s men get their mojo back and become title contenders once again in 2019, or will it be another year to forget at Adelaide Oval?
About the Adelaide Crows
|Home ground:||Adelaide Oval|
|Premierships:||2 – 1997-98|
|2018 ladder finish:||12th|
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Updated Adelaide Crows futures betting
|2019 Premiership||Make Finals||Make Top 4||Brownlow Odds||Rising Star Odds||Coleman Odds|
|Jan||$16||$1.80||$3.25||R Laird $34||T Walker $34|
Best Adelaide bets for the 2018 AFL season
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- Despite its disappointing display in the 2017 Grand Final, most bookmakers have had no hesitation in installing Adelaide as either the favourite or second favourite for the flag in 2018.
Can the Crows learn from their mistakes, continue to improve and put in another dominant season? Like most teams at the pointy end, much will depend on injuries and hunger. If Don Pyke can inspire his group to remain hungry and have another strong home and away season, they’ll be well-placed for another run. $6 at Sportsbet seems a good bet on a team that has proven it has all the tools.
- Something would have to go drastically, dramatically wrong for Adelaide to miss the finals in 2018. After finishing on top of the ladder last season, the Crows established a home ground dominance and improved its form interstate. This Crows list, unless hit by an incredible barrage of injuries, is a lock.
- Adelaide’s blonde bombshell, Rory Sloane, is the leading candidate in this market, and for good reason. As Adelaide poured on the victories last year, Sloane’s midfield dominance had him high in Brownlow markets and that form translated to the official count, where he polled 20 votes. Sloane had a slump mid-season that ultimately cost him a realistic shot at the medal, but while he is in a contract year and looking for a max deal back in Victoria, we expect him to reach for a new level and be a contender on a team where he can shine.
- With an experienced side pushing for a premiership, there’s simply not going to be a lot of room for a young kid to come in and play enough games to register an Rising Star Award interest. Local product Darcy Fogarty comes with big wraps from scouts and if an injury provides him with an early opportunity, could shorten his $26 odds.
Adelaide’s small forward wizard Eddie Betts is the best chance the Crows have in Coleman Medal betting. Betts has topped 50 goals in every season since joining the Crows in 2014 with goal tallies of 51, 63, 75 and 55. Should Betts get back to his 2016 form where he kicked 75 goals he will be amazing Coleman value at $26, but with another 12 months on his aging legs, it will be some kind of feat.
Adelaide Crows 2019 AFL fixture
|1||Hawthorn Hawks||Adelaide Oval||Saturday, March 23||4:05pm ACDT|
|2||Sydney Swans||SCG||Friday, March 29||7:50pm AEDT|
|3||Geelong Cats||Adelaide Oval||Thursday, April 4||7:20pm ACDT|
|4||North Melbourne Kangaroos||Marvel Stadium||Saturday, April 13||7:25pm AEST|
|5||Gold Coast Suns||Adelaide Oval||Sunday, April 21||4:10pm ACST|
|6||St Kilda Saints||Marvel Stadium||Saturday, April 27||4:35pm AEST|
|7||Fremantle Dockers||Adelaide Oval||Sunday, May 5||4:10pm ACST|
|8||Port Adelaide Power||Adelaide Oval||Saturday, May 11||7:10pm ACST|
|9||Brisbane Lions||The Gabba||Saturday, May 18||2:10pm AEST|
|10||West Coast Eagles||Adelaide Oval||Saturday, May 25||4:05pm ACST|
|11||Melbourne Demons||TIO Stadium||Saturday, June 1||7:10pm ACST|
|12||GWS Giants||Adelaide Oval||Saturday, June 8||7:10pm ACST|
|13||Richmond Tigers||Adelaide Oval||Thursday, June 13||7:20pm ACST|
|15||Geelong Cats||GMHBA Stadium||Friday, June 28||7:50pm AEST|
|16||Port Adelaide Power||Adelaide Oval||Saturday, July 6||4:05pm ACST|
|17||Gold Coast Suns||Metricon Stadium||Saturday, July 13||7:25pm AEST|
|18||Essendon Bombers||Adelaide Oval||Friday, July 19||7:20pm ACST|
|19||Carlton Blues||MCG||Saturday, July 27||2:10pm AEST|
|20||St Kilda Saints||Adelaide Oval||Saturday, August 3||7:10pm ACST|
|21||West Coast Eagles||Optus Stadium||Sunday, August 11||2:40pm AWST|
|22||Collingwood Magpies||Adelaide Oval||Saturday, August 17||4:05pm ACST|
|23||Western Bulldogs||Mars Stadium||TBA||TBA|
Adelaide Crows 2018 playing list
|No||Player Name||Ht||Wt||DoB||Debut||Recruited From||2017||Career||2017||Career|
|1||Hugh Greenwood||191||92||06.03.92||Rd 9,2017||Launderdale (Tas)||15||15||9||9|
|2||Brad Crouch||186||85||14.01.94||Rd 2,2013||Beaufort (Vic)/North Ballarat U18||20||61||8||21|
|3||Riley Knight||181||80||27.03.95||Rd 15,2015||South Clare (SA)/Woodville-West Torrens (SANFL)||19||31||13||21|
|4||Josh Jenkins||200||108||08.02.89||Rd 7,2012||Lake Boga (Vic)/Essendon Rookie List||21||114||45||228|
|5||Matt Crouch||182||80||21.04.95||Rd 3,2014||Beaufort (Vic)/North Ballarat U18||25||72||7||17|
|6||Bryce Gibbs||188||84||15.03.89||Rd 1,2007||Plympton (SA)/Glenelg (SANFL)/Carlton||22||231||17||137|
|7||Jordan Gallucci||182||76||04.05.98||Rd 9,2017||Lilydale (Vic)/Yarra Valley GS (Vic)/Eastern U18||1||1||1||1|
|8||Jake Kelly||190||89||21.01.95||Rd 3,2015||Mansfield (Vic)/Scotch College (Vic)/Oakleigh U18||24||34||0||0|
|9||Rory Sloane||182||83||17.03.90||Rd 20,2009||Upwey-Tecoma (Vic)/Eastern U18||24||165||20||106|
|10||Myles Poholke||186||86||10.07.98||Sorrento (Vic)/Dandenong U18||0||0||0||0|
|11||Paul Seedsman||189||87||22.01.92||Rd 1,2012||Rowville (Vic)/Eastern U18/Collingwood||5||69||5||31|
|12||Daniel Talia||197||98||02.10.91||Rd 15,2011||Greenvale (Vic)/Assumption College (Vic)/Calder U18||24||146||0||6|
|13||Taylor Walker||193||102||25.04.90||Rd 1,2009||North Broken Hill (NSW)/NSW-ACT U18||23||153||54||357|
|14||David Mackay||181||77||25.07.88||Rd 1,2008||Trinity Grammar (Vic)/Oakleigh U18||22||185||9||55|
|15||Kyle Hartigan||194||98||07.11.91||Rd 18,2013||Keilor (Vic)/Western U18/Werribee (VFL)||18||69||0||1|
|16||Luke Brown||181||81||22.09.92||Rd 16,2012||Tea Tree Gully (SA)/Norwood (SANFL)||24||115||3||11|
|17||Curtly Hampton||185||90||10.03.93||Rd 1,2012||Pioneers (NT)/NT Thunder (NEAFL)/GWS Giants||9||60||2||12|
|18||Eddie Betts||174||74||26.11.86||Rd 1,2005||Templestowe (Vic)/Calder U18/Carlton||24||277||55||534|
|20||Sam Gibson||185||82||27.05.86||Rd 12,2012||Camber Gram (Vic)/Oak U18/Box Hill (VFL)/Hawth Rookies/Box Hill (VFL)/North Melb||22||130||5||51|
|21||Rory Atkins||186||85||12.07.94||Rd 16,2015||Maribyrnong Park (Vic)/Calder U18||25||57||11||26|
|22||Andy Otten||192||94||15.05.89||Rd 12,2008||Whitefriars (Vic)/Oakleigh U18||19||98||20||38|
|24||Sam Jacobs||202||102||10.04.88||Rd 1,2009||Ardrossan (SA)/Woodville-West Torrens (SANFL)/Carlton||25||174||9||45|
|25||Kyle Cheney||186||93||25.08.89||Rd 1,2009||Warrack Eagles (Vic)/North Ballarat U18/Melbourne/Hawthorn||0||77||0||2|
|26||Richard Douglas||181||79||06.02.87||Rd 21,2006||Broadford (Vic)/Calder U18||25||220||15||148|
|27||Tom Lynch||193||88||15.09.90||Rd 18,2010||Beaumaris (Vic)/Haileybury College (Vic)/Sandringham U18/St Kilda||23||106||31||156|
|28||Cam Ellis-Yolmen||190||97||28.01.93||Rd 12,2014||Flinders Park (SA)/Woodville-West Torrens (SANFL)||0||14||0||7|
|29||Rory Laird||177||81||29.12.93||Rd 4,2013||Kenilworth (SA)/West Adelaide (SANFL)||25||101||3||9|
|30||Wayne Milera||184||81||14.09.97||Rd 1,2016||Ingle Farm (SA)/Central District (SANFL)||16||24||8||13|
|32||Darcy Fogarty||193||94||25.09.99||Lucindale (SA)/Rostrevor College (SA)/Glenelg (SANFL)||–||0||–||0|
|33||Brodie Smith||189||90||14.01.92||Rd 1,2011||Henley (SA)/Woodville-West Torrens (SANFL)||23||143||12||47|
|34||Elliott Himmelberg||198||94||04.06.98||Mt Gravatt (Qld)/Redlands (NEAFL)||0||0||0||0|
|35||Matthew Signorello||186||80||30.10.98||South Morang (Vic)/Ivanhoe Grammar (Vic)/Northern U18||0||0||0||0|
|36||Andrew McPherson||186||79||20.06.99||Port District (SA)/Woodville-West Torrens (SANFL)||–||0||–||0|
|38||Harry Dear||197||101||18.08.96||Beaumaris (Vic)/Sandringham U18||0||0||0||0|
|39||Tom Doedee||188||88||01.03.97||St Joseph's College (Vic)/Geelong U18||0||0||0||0|
|40||Ben Davis||187||82||19.05.97||UNSW/ES (NSW)/Maroubra Saints (NSW)||0||0||0||0|
|41||Mitch McGovern||190||89||11.10.94||Rd 1,2016||North Albany (WA)/Claremont (WAFL)||13||36||20||52|
|42||Alex Keath||197||93||20.01.92||Rd 18,2017||Shepparton Bears (Vic)/Murray U18/Gold Coast List||6||6||0||0|
|43||Reilly O’Brien||202||101||20.08.95||Rd 20,2016||Moonee Valley (Vic)/Calder U18||0||2||0||1|
Adelaide Crows records
Most matches: Andrew McLeod – 340 (1995–2010)
Most goals kicked in one match: Tony Modra – 13 goals (Rd 16, 1993)
Most Best & Fairest awards: Simon Goodwin, Mark Ricciuto, Andrew McLeod – 3 each
Most matches as coach: Neil Craig – 177 (2004–2011)
Most goals in a season: Tony Modra – 129 (1993)
Most career goals: Tony Modra – 440 (1992-1998)
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