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Match Preview: Round 12 v Adelaide

Last Time They Met: Round 21, 2018 The GIANTS recorded a 14 point win over the Adelaide Crows at UNSW Canberra Oval in round 21, 2018. It would come at a cost though, with veteran defender Heath Shaw suffering a season ending knee injury.

Where and when: Adelaide Oval, Saturday, June 8, 7.10pm ACST

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What it means for Adelaide: The eighth-placed Crows (6-5) are just keeping their head above water in the finals race, but a win over a genuine premiership contender would be a massive statement.

What it means for the GIANTS: The second-placed GIANTS (8-3) are rolling nicely on the back of three straight wins. The Crows would be their most significant scalp since knocking off Geelong in round four. 

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The stat: The Crows have won eight of the 11 meetings between the two clubs, but the GIANTS won both of the encounters last year. The GIANTS also went a perfect two from two at Adelaide Oval in 2018, and have a 3-5 record overall at the venue.

The match-up: Daniel Talia v Jeremy Cameron

Talia – the Crows’ premier key defender in the Official AFL Player Ratings -  faces one of his biggest challenges of the season. Cameron – the GIANTS’ best forward - has been in unstoppable form, leading the Coleman Medal race with 38 goals.

It’s a big week for: Bryce Gibbs

The Crows midfielder could get a tagging role for a second straight week, this time running with GIANTS star Stephen Coniglio. Gibbs did a great negating role on Clayton Oliver in the second half of last week's comeback win against Melbourne.  

Big call: Harry Himmelberg to kick five goals