Saturday, July 27, 2013
Fremantle vs Adelaide Crows
Fremantle suffered a twenty-seven point defeat to Richmond last week at the MCG and the Dockers will be looking forward to returning to Paterson stadium for this clash, a venue where they have won eight of their nine matches this season.
The two sides last met in Round 10 of this year with Fremantle victorious 66 – 59. It was the third match in the past five that the total match score was less than 152 and the first of the past four clashes Fremantle have won.
Fremantle have been in solid form this year, sit fifth on the ladder and will be able to bounce straight back in the winner’s circle here.
As their season record of 7 – 9 would suggest, it’s been a bit of an up and down year for the Crows however, last week’s win over Geelong was definitely an “up”.
The Crows trailed by 24 points at the major break and went even further behind in the third quarter before rallying late to secure a 94 – 92 point win.
The victory sees Adelaide sit within two wins of the eight but, to keep their incredibly slim hopes of a finals berth alive – but they must win here!
The only team that has been able to crack Fremantle at home this year has been Essendon, back in round 3.
Adelaide will have to produce their final quarter effort of last week, for four quarters this week and that’ll be a big ask against the Dockers at home.