Tuesday night footy and the AFL have obviously decided to roll out the big gu… wait, no, first up we’ve got Adelaide playing half a GWS side and then the Carlton Auskick team will facing off against the unchanged Sydney lineup from 5-days ago. Nonetheless, footy is footy so let’s jump in!
Adelaide are making just the one change: Andrew McPherson in for the omitted Myles Poholke. GWS have lost ZWilliams, Harry Perryman, and Brent Daniels to injury while Sam Jacobs returns for the resting Shane Mumford. Jye Caldwell, Sam Reid, and Zac Langdon have received call ups and there’s still no Josh Kelly. Sad face.
Tom De Koning will lead the ruck for Blues with Marc Pittonet being managed. Joining Pitto on the outs list are Paddy Dow, Eddie, and Cam Polson. Lachie Plowman and David Cuningham come in, and there’s a debut for the 123.9k forward, Matthew Owies. Sydney are unchanged.
Breakevens – High / low
Midfielders against Adelaide? Sign me up! Whitfield and Coniglio could go big here. If you’re in a ‘break glass in case of emergency’ situation this week, Matt Crouch has a 3-week average of 142 and Jake Lloyd’s is 137 over the same period. Patrick Cripps is in a bit of a funk this year, he enjoys playing against the Swans though, recording 157 and 115 in his two games against them last year. Reilly O’Brien is also a sneaky option for owners. He’ll do as he pleases against Sinclair and is coming off 141 last week against the Hawks
Former basketballer alert! Matthew Owies makes his debut tonight. Despite standing at 6-foot he’s described as a goal sneak. Priced at 123.9k I reckon he’s just a fill-in for Betts so just wait and see if he is named again next week before considering.