MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 22: Brendon Gale and Peggy O'Neal unfurl the 2017 premiership flag during the 2018 AFL round 01 match between the Richmond Tigers and the Carlton Blues at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on March 22, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media/Getty Images)

Former Port Adelaide star Kane Cornes has predicted his 2019 premiers, suggesting Adelaide could return to the final day of the season after a poor 2018 campaign.

The Crows were beaten by Richmond in the 2017 grand final before finishing 12th last season, although Cornes believes they’ve got enough talent to get back to the top.

“I think they’re going to win it,” Cornes said of the Crows on SEN SA Breakfast on Friday.

“I think the Crows are going to win the premiership.

“I’m happy to say, a lot needs to go right, I’m not flippantly just saying that, but if I had to pick a team to win the flag right now, I’m tipping Adelaide.

“They couldn’t have had a worse year last year, but you look and they won 12 games.

“They play 11 games at home, they’re going to win 10 of those.

“If they’re fit and they’re healthy, I say it through gritted teeth, but they’re going to be right up there.”

The Crows begin their season at home to Hawthorn, before visiting Sydney in Round 2.