Where and when: GMHBA Stadium, Friday, June 28, 7.50pm AEST
What it means for Geelong: Top spot. After their post-bye record plunged to new lows last week, a win for the Cats would allow them to stay one game clear of Collingwood. Since 2012, they hold a 7-0 record in games that fall two weeks after a mid-season bye, in stark contrast to their 0-8 record games in immediately following the bye.
What it means for Adelaide: A big scalp on the road. The Crows have beaten Greater Western Sydney, Richmond, Fremantle and Port Adelaide at home this season but are yet to knock off a contender on the road.
The stat: The Crows lost the contested possession count by 33 in the round three loss to Geelong. Their count of 115 in that game was the lowest they've recorded this season.
The match-up: Tom Hawkins v Daniel Talia
Hawkins failed to take a mark for the first time in his career last week and meets Daniel Talia, who has enjoyed a strong month of form. Hawkins' below-par performance saw him fall from the 29th overall ranked player to 34th in the Official AFL Player Ratings. Hawkins assumes the No.2 key forward ranking with Talia currently the ninth best key defender in the competition.
It's a big week for: Rhys Stanley
After being upstaged by Scott Lycett last week, Stanley has the chance to redeem himself against inexperienced Crows big man Reilly O'Brien. Stanley was put on notice throughout 2018 before confirming his status as the Cats' No.1 and will be out to prove he should hold that mantle for the rest of this season.
Big call: Having kicked just four goals from four outings in Geelong, Crows skipper Taylor Walker will boot a bag against the Cats on Friday night.