Hawthorn great Terry Wallace holds great concern for the club ahead of their round one against the Crows at Adelaide Oval on Saturday afternoon.
Adelaide are being widely tipped to bounce back from a disastrous 2018 campaign that saw them tumble all the way out of the finals after making a grand final the season prior.
And Wallace is worried that the Hawks will be their first victim as Don Pyke’s team looks to charge back up the ladder.
“From a Hawthorn standpoint, I’m very nervous,” he told SEN’s KB and The Doc.
“They’re going to Adelaide to play Adelaide. If you think back to the Crows’ first-ever game in this competition, Hawthorn were the reigning premiers and went over there in Round 1 and got belted by about 85 points.
“I’m pretty nervous about this upcoming game, I think it will be a difficult one.
“It’s a little bit of a shock to nothing, not many sides will go over to Adelaide and beat Adelaide.”
Last time these teams met at Adelaide Oval in 2017, Hawthorn prevailed by 14 points.