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Preview: Adelaide v Gold Coast

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 21: Brad Crouch of the Crows is tackled by Jack Hombsch of the Suns during the 2019 AFL round 05 match between the Adelaide Crows and the Gold Coast Suns at the Adelaide Oval on April 21, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by AFL Photos)
ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 21: Brad Crouch of the Crows is tackled by Jack Hombsch of the Suns during the 2019 AFL round 05 match between the Adelaide Crows and the Gold Coast Suns at the Adelaide Oval on April 21, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by AFL Photos)

Where and when: Metricon Stadium, Saturday July 13, 7.25pm AEST

What it means for Gold Coast: The Suns need to regain credibility. A win would be incredible – and snap an 11-game losing streak – but at a minimum they need to show some spirit for themselves and their fans after last week's horrendous loss to Richmond.

What it means for Adelaide: A chance to regain some form and confidence. Although they can't take Gold Coast lightly – remember the Suns beat Sydney at the same point of 2018 – this is a chance to solidify a spot in a tight top-eight race.

The stat: There's one team Gold Coast is yet to defeat in its AFL history – Adelaide. The Crows are a perfect 12-for-12 against the Suns, with eight of those victories by a margin in excess of 50 points. The closest Gold Coast has come is 28 points in round 14, 2013.

The match-up: Jarrod Harbrow v Eddie Betts 
While the Suns might try another player (Jesse Joyce) to man Betts, Harbrow (ranked 220 overall in the Official AFL Player Ratings) would love a chance to atone for the round five contest where Betts (No.109) bagged six majors, including a miraculous left-footed banana Goal of the Year contender.

It’s a big week for: Jack Hombsch.
The former Port defender has been forced to play on bigger opponents most of the year following a ruptured ACL to Rory Thompson and season-ending hip injury to Sam Collins. He'll again likely be fighting out of his weight division against either Taylor Walker or Josh Jenkins.

Big call: Gold Coast fights like crazy and within two goals late in the fourth quarter.

Prediction: Crows by 22 points