Australian Football League Live Collingwood Magpies vs Port Adelaide Power Stream Free, AFL 2017 Seasons Week 14. Collingwood Magpies vs Port Adelaide Power match will be kickoff at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Saturday 24 June 2017 online, 13:45 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
This clash between fourth (Port Adelaide) and 13th (Collingwood) promises to be much closer than their ladder positions suggest. The Power have conceded the fewest points in the competition and are second for scoring, but they are only two games (and considerable percentage) clear of the Pies. Despite injuries to key players, the Magpies have improved significantly over the past five weeks – a period in which their only losses were by three points (against Greater Western Sydney) and four points (Melbourne). Another loss here would virtually extinguish Collingwood’s slim finals hopes. Meanwhile, in-form Port Adelaide runners Ollie Wines and Brad Ebert will be hoping for another dominant performance from 200-game ruckman Paddy Ryder in his big duel with Brodie Grundy. They’ll have their hands full against Pendlebury, Treloar & co.
Collingwood are down to 13th on the ladder with a 5-7 record. Prior to the bye the Magpies had won three on end before a four-point loss to Melbourne. The Magpies have scored 100-plus in their last three after surpassing the mark just once in the first nine rounds. Collingwood are up to 12th in attack while they rank seventh defensively.
Port Adelaide sit fourth on the ladder with a 7-5 record. The Power have won just three of their last six with those three wins coming against teams in the bottom third of the ladder. Two weeks back in their last trip to Melbourne they lost to Essendon by 70. The Power are the top defensive team and rank third in attack.
Port Adelaide advanced to 4th position on the ladder with a 40-point victory over the Brisbane Lions last weekend, while Collingwood come off the bye.
The Magpies are perilously placed in 13th spot with five wins from 12 games and their last hitout was back on Queens Birthday, a narrow loss to Melbourne.
Nathan Buckley may very well be coaching for his career on the weekend and while his side has been luckless in 2017, they simply need some wins as a reward for effort.
Six of their seven losses have been by 20 points or fewer and they have dominated large proportions of those games, particularly in the middle of the ground.
Buckley’s side should more than match Port Adelaide in the middle. They have averaged more disposals than the Power and rank 4th for clearances, while Port are 2nd in this measure.
B: Jeremy Howe, Lynden Dunn, Tyson Goldsack
HB: Tom Langdon, Ben Reid, Brayden Maynard
C: Steele Sidebottom, Scott Pendlebury, Tom Phillips
HF: Jordan de Goey, Alex Fasolo, Will Hoskin-Elliott
F: Callum Brown, Darcy Moore, Tim Broomhead
FOL: Brodie Grundy, Taylor Adams, Adam Treloar
I/C: James Aish, Levi Greenwood, Jack Crisp, Ben Crocker
EMG: Matthew Scharenberg, Josh Smith, Mason Cox
IN: Tyson Goldsack, Ben Reid
OUT: Josh Smith, Matthew Scharenberg
Port Adelaide Power:
B: Dan Houston, Tom Clurey, Jack Hombsch
HB: Matt Broadbent, Tom Jonas, Hamish Hartlett
C: Brad Ebert, Ollie Wines, Justin Westhoff
HF: Sam Gray, Jackson Trengove, Sam Powell-Pepper
F: Chad Wingard, Charlie Dixon, Jake Neade
FOL: Paddy Ryder, Robbie Gray, Travis Boak
I/C: Aaron Young, Jasper Pittard, Jarman Impey, Darcy Byrne-Jones
EMG: Matt White, Dougal Howard, Brendon Ah Chee
IN: Jasper Pittard
OUT: Jared Polec (hamstring)