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Preview: Adelaide v Richmond

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 29: Luke Brown of the Crows is tackled by Trent Cotchin of the Tigers during the 2018 AFL round 02 match between the Adelaide Crows and the Richmond Tigers at Adelaide Oval on March 29, 2018 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by James Elsby/AFL Media/Getty Images)
ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 29: Luke Brown of the Crows is tackled by Trent Cotchin of the Tigers during the 2018 AFL round 02 match between the Adelaide Crows and the Richmond Tigers at Adelaide Oval on March 29, 2018 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by James Elsby/AFL Media/Getty Images)

Where and when: Adelaide Oval, Saturday, June 13, 7.20pm ACST (7.50pm AEST) 

What it means for Adelaide: This is a huge opportunity for the Crows (7-5) to push themselves into the top four on the back of their stunning win against Greater Western Sydney last Saturday night.

What it means for Richmond: The Tigers have to pick themselves up off the canvas after back-to-back losses to North Melbourne and Geelong. A third straight defeat will have the Tigers clinging to their spot in the top-eight.  

The stat: The Crows hold a 24-14 advantage in the overall meetings between the two clubs, but 13 of those wins came from 15 games between 2000-10. The Tigers have won two of the last three against the Crows, including the 2017 Grand Final.

The match-up: Josh Jenkins v Dylan Grimes
Jenkins has returned to form since having a stint in the SANFL. He's the second-ranked Crows key forward in the Official AFL Player Ratings (171st overall). Grimes is the second-ranked small to medium defender at the Tigers (#169 overall), but he'll get the job on Jenkins.

It’s a big week for: Matt Crouch
The Crows midfielder plays his 100th career game. The 23rd pick in the 2013 national draft, Crouch is averaging 31.6 disposals per game this season and made a successful return from a hip injury in last weekend's win against Greater Western Sydney.

Big call: The Crows to get out to a big lead at three-quarter time before hanging on for a close victory.

Prediction: Crows by 12 points

Still great tickets left to our Thursday night match against Richmond