AFL Team Stats & News – Week 4

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A series of upsets and a coronavirus outbreak ensured Round 3 of the 2020 AFL season was action-packed.

Another big week is on the cards get the lowdown on every club ahead of Round 4 in the Tuesday Cheat Sheet!

Adelaide Crows

This week, the Crows play the Brisbane Lions at the Gabba on Sunday at 1.05pm AEST

  • Adelaide have won nine of its last 13 at the Gabba
  • The Crows have lost six games in a row, though, for the first time since 2011
  • Matthew Nicks’ men are 0-3 in 2020 and have the worst defence in the league

Brisbane Lions

This week, the Lions play the Adelaide Crows at the Gabba on Sunday at 1.05pm AEST

  • Brisbane snapped a seven-game losing streak against Adelaide with a one-point win in Round 9 last year
  • Lachie Neale has won 31 disposals or more in four of his last five against the Crows
  • The Lions sit fifth in the ladder

Carlton Blues

This week, the Blues play the Essendon Bombers at the MCG on Saturday at 7.40pm AEST (TBC)

  • Patrick Cripps’ disposal average of 19.83 against Essendon is comfortably his lowest against any club
  • Eddie Betts had seven score involvements from his 12 disposals in Carlton’s two-point win over Geelong in Round 3
  • The Blues have won three of the past eight meetings against the Bombers

Collingwood Magpies

This week, the Magpies play the Greater Western Sydney Giants at Giants Stadium on Friday at 7.50pm AEST

  • GWS beat Collingwood by four points in a thrilling preliminary final last year
  • The Magpies are one of just three undefeated sides in the competition
  • Collingwood’s Jaidyn Stephenson has kicked at least one goal in his last 12 matches, booting at least two in eight of those

Essendon Bombers

This week, the Bombers play the Carlton Blues at the MCG on Saturday at 7.40pm AEST (TBC)

  • Essendon could be without a huge list of players due to COVID-19 rules
  • Defender Conor McKenna tested positive to coronavirus last week
  • Bombers midfielder Dylan Shiel averages 28.5 disposals per match in 2020

Fremantle Dockers

This week, the Dockers play the Gold Coast Suns at Metricon Stadium on Saturday at 7.40pm AEST

  • Freo are one of two sides without a win this year
  • The last six meetings between the Dockers and the Suns have fallen in the 1-39 bracket
  • This is Freo’s worst start to a season since 2016, when they dropped 10 in a row

Geelong Cats

This week, the Cats play the Melbourne Demons at the MCG on Sunday at 3.35pm AEST

  • Geelong have won just once in 2020 but have the league’s best attack
  • The Cats have not won two in a row in over a year despite reaching the preliminary final in 2019
  • Geelong won the last meeting between the two by 80 points

Gold Coast Suns

This week, the Suns play the Fremantle Dockers at Metricon Stadium on Saturday at 7.40pm AEST

  • The Suns are aiming for three wins in a row
  • Gold Coast achieved the same feat from Round 2 to 4 last year
  • No.1 draft pick Matt Rowell has achieved the perfect 10 votes in the AFL Coaches’ Association player of the year award in his last two matches

Greater Western Sydney Giants

This week, the Giants play the Collingwood Magpies at Giants Stadium on Friday at 7.50pm AEST

  • The Giants have won four of their last five against the Magpies
  • GWS have lost two in a row, though
  • Forward Jeremy Cameron has kicked 35 goals in nine matches against the Magpies

Hawthorn Hawks

This week, the Hawks play the North Melbourne Kangaroos at Marvel Stadium on Sunday at 6.05pm AEST

  • Hawthorn have won eight of its last 11, including victories over Collingwood, Geelong, GWS,
  • West Coast, Brisbane and Richmond
  • Nine of the last 10 meetings between the two have fallen in the 1-39 bracket
  • Chad Wingard has kicked three goals in two of his last three matches

Melbourne Demons

This week, the Demons play the Geelong Cats at the MCG on Sunday at 3.35pm AEST

  • Melbourne are fresh after its Round 3 clash was postponed
  • Clayton Oliver averages 34 disposals per match against Geelong
  • The Demons won the last clash against the Cats at the MCG by 29 points in a 2018 elimination final

North Melbourne Kangaroos

This week, the Kangaroos play the Hawthorn Hawks at Marvel Stadium on Sunday at 6.05pm AEST

  • North have won its last two against Hawthorn at Docklands
  • Shaun Higgins was kept to just 11 disposals in last week’s loss to Sydney
  • Young gun Jy Simpkin averages 24.66 disposals per match in 2020

Port Adelaide Power

This week, the Power play the West Coast Eagles at Metricon Stadium on Saturday at 1.45pm AEST

  • Port are the only side to have won all three of its matches in 2020
  • The Power shocked the Eagles in WA last year, winning by 42 points in Round 5
  • Travis Boak leads the AFL Coaches Association’s player of the year award with 28 of a possible 30 votes

Richmond Tigers

This week, the Tigers play the St Kilda Saints at Marvel Stadium on Saturday at 4.35pm AEST

  • Last season’s premiers have kicked just five goals in two successive matches
  • Richmond have won their last four against the Saints, all by 28 points or more
  • Jack Riewoldt has been held goalless in two matches in a row for the first time since 2008

St Kilda Saints

This week, the Saints play the Richmond Tigers at Marvel Stadium on Saturday at 4.35pm AEST

  • The winning side has kicked over 100 points in the last five meetings between these two sides
  • The Saints have won four of five matches at Docklands under new coach Brett Ratten
  • St Kilda have beaten Richmond just twice since 2010

Sydney Swans

This week, the Swans play the Western Bulldogs at the SCG on Thursday at 7.40pm AEST

  • The Swans famously lost the 2016 Grand Final to the Bulldogs
  • Sydney have won just 6 of its last 17 at the SCG
  • Tom Papley has kicked at least one goal in his last 21 matches

West Coast Eagles

This week, the Eagles play the Port Adelaide Power at Metricon Stadium on Saturday at 1.45pm AEST

  • The Eagles have lost two in a row and have not dropped three on the trot since June 2018
  • Andrew Gaff has won 20 disposals or more in his last 47 matches
  • Luke Shuey had just 13 disposals in a disappointing Round 3 loss to Brisbane

Western Bulldogs

This week, the Bulldogs play the Sydney Swans at the SCG on Thursday at 7.40pm AEST

  • The Bulldogs have won five of their last seven against the Swans
  • Jack Macrae has won 30 disposals or more in four of his last five against Sydney
  • Josh Dunkley (ankle) will miss around six weeks