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