The question of everyone’s lips is who will win the 2017 AFL Grand Final? I’m hoping that it will be a hard fought battle right up until the final siren. That’s what finals footy is all about right? No-one wants to see a one sided game. The best footy is when the win is up in the air right up until the dying seconds of the game. So, what’s the media saying about 2017 AFL Grand Final predictions?
Media Opinion On 2017 AFL Grand Final Prediction
Malcolm Blight tips Adelaide in his article in The Age. According to Blight it will be a hard fought battle that the Crows will just win. OK, he doesn’t actually say that in so many words but he did say ‘just’ win. I just embellished it a little.
The Adelaide Football Club isn’t giving anything away either offering some interesting stats as well as documenting strengths and weaknesses of both teams.
What is really interesting is how the Crows fared in the last five games against Richmond. Stats courtesy of the AFC, previous link.
R6, 2017, Adelaide 21.14 (140) d Richmond 10.4 (64) at Adelaide Oval
R3, 2016, Adelaide 19.14 (128) d Richmond 13.14 (92) at Etihad Stadium
R19, 2015, Adelaide 11.22 (88) d Richmond 8.4 (52) at Adelaide Oval
R21, 2014, Richmond 10.19 (79) d Adelaide 9.15 (69) at Adelaide Oval
R12, 2013, Richmond 16.14 (110) d Adelaide 10.12 (72) at the MCG
It’s interesting to note that the Crows have managed to win the last 3 confrontations, one of which was an away game at Etihad Stadium.
Rippa says it will be a hard fought game but that Richmond will be victorious tipping a 23 point win
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My 2017 AFL Grand Final Prediction
Personally I’m hoping for a Crows 2017 Grand Final win but I think, even though most sites are saying the Crows are favourites, I believe the Crows to be the underdogs. Almost everybody I’ve spoken to who aren’t Crows fans are willing the Crows to lose, and I don’t mean just the Power supporters. Then having to play at the MCG where the Tiger army will assuredly out roar the 19th man fan base. Add to that all the other non Crows supporters screaming out their lungs, how are the Crows expected to even hear their 19th man.
Still, I believe the Crows will to win will overcome everything and they enabling them to bring the Grand Final Cup home.
So, who do you think is going to win the 2017 AFL Grand Final?