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Adelaide Crows vs Brisbane Lions Predictions & Tips - Lions to continue hot form

  • Adelaide Crows vs Brisbane Lions predictions for Saturday's AFL Round 16 match
  • The match is being played at the Adelaide Oval (7.35am BST)
  • Brisbane Lions have won 9 of their last 10 matches
  • The Lions will be too good for the Crows and cover the line
  • Match preview, predictions and latest team news
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Brisbane Lions are tipped to defeat the Adelaide Crows (Getty Images)
Freetips staff 02 Jul 2021
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Adelaide Crows vs Brisbane Lions Predictions

The Crows have a much tougher challenge to last week. They lost a valuable game to Carlton and now must beat the third placed Lions to get closer to the top 8. 

The Lions demolished fourth placed Geelong at home and are tipped to make it three wins in a row against the Crows on Saturday.

  • Brisbane Lions have won 9 of their last 10 matches.
  • Brisbane Lions won last year’s match 83-46 against Adelaide Crows.
  • Brisbane Lions have won the last 2 matches in a row against the Adelaide Crows.
  • Adelaide Crows have lost 3 of their last 4 matches.


Saturday’s winner will take the all-time lead as both stand with 17 wins each from 34 clashes. Brisbane Lions won last year’s match 83-46 against Adelaide Crows to make it two wins in a row.

Adelaide Crows Form

Adelaide currently sits 14th on the ladder, falling two spots this week after their 10-point loss to the Carlton last weekend.

The 2020 wooden spooners have improved on last year's win tally by two with seven games of the current season to go.

A loss could see them further fall down the ladder, but a win could also see a big climb and give outside finals hopes.

Rory Laird has fully embraced his new full time midfield role and has dominated recently averaging over 31 disposals per game, the fifth highest in the league. 

Adelaide Crows Team News 

Billy Frampton again impressed in the SANFL and is one of three changes for the Crows.

Luke Pedlar and Nick Murray also come in, with Shane McAdam, Darcy Fogarty and Will Hamill left out.

Adelaide Crows Team List 

B: Doedee, Butts, Jones
HB: Smith, Kelly, Brown
C: Sholl, Keays, Mackay
HF: McHenry, Walker, Berry
F: Pedlar, Thilthorpe, Rowe
FOLL: O’Brien, Laird, Sloane
I/C: Frampton, Seedsman, Schoenberg, Murray
EMG: Hately, McPherson, Hamill, Himmelberg

Brisbane Lions Form

The Lions have bounced back from their loss to Melbourne in Round 13 and won the last two comfortably. 

Brisbane could be on the cups of another long winning streak after defeating North Melbourne 68-45 and Geelong Cats 94-50.

A win or loss would not shift the Lions from 3rd position unless the margins are significant. 

Brisbane have become relentless Inside 50 specialists and lead the league in this statistic. 

Expect a big night for midfield superstar Jarryd Lyons as he celebrates his new multi-year contract. 

Brisbane Lions Team News

Lachie Neale is a big inclusion after having been doubtful due to injury.

Veteran Grant Birchall missed last week due to illness but returns along with Jarryd Berry, who came through a VFL return after his lengthy groin injury. 

James Madden misses out through injury in what is an otherwise near full-strength Lions side.

Brisbane Lions Team List

B: Birchall, Andrews, Payne
HB: Rich, Adams, Starcevich
C: Zorko, Bailey, Robinson
HF: McCluggage, Hipwood, McCarthy
F: McStay, Daniher, Cameron
FOLL: McInerney, Neale, Lyons
I/C: Robertson, Ah Chee, J.Berry, Coleman
EMG: T.Berry, Prior, Mathieson, Ballenden

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The Lions are back roaring and should easily roll over the top of the Crows outfit.

Best Bet: Lions -23.5 Handicap @-109.89 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Value Bet: Lions 40+ Winning Margin @200.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit

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