Australian Football League Live Port Adelaide Power vs Richmond Tigers Stream AFL 2016 Seasons Week 15 match will be kick off at Adelaide Oval Stadium, North Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, Friday 01 July 2016 online, 15.50 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
Both teams are two wins and percentage outside the eight, and a win can extend their faint finals hopes.
Port lost their last two games before the bye, against the Western Bulldogs in a high quality affair, but then disappointed with a poor effort against Fremantle. Prior to that, they had beaten Melbourne and Collingwood.
Richmond have actually won five of their last six, which puts into perspective how poorly they performed to start the season. Recent wins over Brisbane and Gold Coast saw good form in patches, but lacking consistency.
The last 10 matches between the sides have gone 5-4 Richmond’s way, with one draw. The away side has won seven of those nine decided matches. Damien Hardwick leads Ken Hinkley 3-2 in their head-to-head battles.
Port has lost four times as favourite this season, including their last two matches, the equal most in the competition. They are 3 from 7 at Adelaide Oval this year, at -50% POT and 43% ATS. They are -12% POT at the ground overall.
Since the start of 2014, Richmond are +54% POT interstate, ranked a clear #1 in the competition (next best is +29% POT), and are also 63% ATS, again ranked #1.
Port and Richmond are two of the hardest sides to get a read on this season.
The Power have shown they are vulnerable at home due to inconsistency, while the Tigers are the best travelling side in the competition, but are failing to live up to expectation, as seen by the fact they’ve only covered the spread three times this season.
Richmond has the midfield edge in quality and will look to control the ball on the outside, while Port should win the inside contest. The Tigers often have a problem against quality small forwards, so Chad Wingard and Aaron Young can be expected to score.
Port’s best football has been better than Richmond’s this year, so we have to trust in that, but the sense is that it will either be a blow-out Port’s way, or the Tigers will win.
Port Adelaide Power:
B: D.Byrne-Jones, L.Austin, J.Pittard
HB: M.Broadbent, J.Hombsch, N.Krakouer
C: K.Amon, O.Wines, B.Ebert
HF: J.Neade, J.Westhoff, C.Wingard
F: J.Impey, C.Dixon, J.Schulz
R: J.Trengove, T.Boak, R.Gray
I/C: K.Mitchell, H.Hartlett, C.O’Shea, A.Young
EMG: B.Ah Chee, T.Clurey, P.Stewart
IN: J.Schulz, K.Mitchell, J.Hombsch
OUT: P.Stewart (Omitted), S.Gray (Omitted), D.Howard (Knee)
B: D.Astbury, A.Rance, D.Grimes
HB: B.Deledio, T.Hunt, B.Ellis
C: S.Grigg, T.Cotchin, C.Menadue
HF: D.Martin, R.Conca, K.Lambert
F: J.Short, J.Riewoldt, T.Vickery
R: I.Maric, N.Vlastuin, S.Edwards
I/C: N.Broad, A.Miles, S.Lloyd, B.Griffiths
EMG: A.Moore, J.Townsend, J.Castagna
IN: I.Maric, B.Griffiths
OUT: S.Hampson (Knee), J.Townsend (Omitted)