Australian Football League Live Sydney Swans vs Port Adelaide Power Stream AFL 2017 Seasons Week 01 match will be kickoff at Sydney Cricket Ground Stadium, Sydney, NSW, Australia, Saturday 25 March 2017 online, 16.35 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
The 4.35PM clash will be held at the SCG and the home side head in as strong favourites over the Power, who have a lot to prove in season 2017.
The Round 1 clash can be seen live on Fox Sports 3, while AFL Live Vision is also available to ALL CrownBet members. Every Match, wherever you are.
Sydney are one of the main fancies for the 2017 AFL Premiership and are expected to get their season off to a flyer when they host the Power.
The Swans won two of their three JLT Community Series games, losing a tight one early on to North Melbourne before defeating cross-town rivals, GWS, and St Kilda in their most recent hitouts.
Their opponents, Port, missed out by a point to St Kilda and then went down to Richmond, but rebounded in the last week with an encouraging win over Hawthorn.
In what is a make or break year for coach Ken Hinkley, the Power will need to be at their best to trouble the Swans. Travis Boak, Robbie Gray and Ollie Wines take on the Swans star-studded midfield that boasts last year’s Brownlow runner-up, Luke Parker, as well as Josh Kennedy and Daniel Hannebery.
Around the ground, Sydney look to be very strong. Heath Grundy and Allir Allir will make life difficult for Port’s taller forwards in Charlie Dixon and Justin Westhoff. Chad Wingard, who is tipped to spend the majority of the time in the forward line for the visitors, will need to have a blinder.
At the other end of the ground, Lance Franklin looms large for the Swans and the match winning forward has been in ominous form so far this year.
Port Adelaide will be out to improve on their kicking efficiency this year, They were one of the worst in the comp in 2016 at turning over the footy and any mistakes on the small playing surface of the SCG will be punished.
Look for Sydney to dominate the contested footy. They were the best in this measure in 2016 and with their stellar list remaining largely intact, this should be a feautre of their play once again this season.
B: D.Rampe, H.Grundy, N.Smith
HB: C.Mills, J.Laidler, H.Marsh
C: Z.Jones, D.Hannebery, J.Lloyd
HF: K.Jack, L.Franklin, D.Towers
F: S.Reid, K.Tippett, D.Robinson
Foll: S.Naismith, J.Kennedy, L.Parker
Inter: H.Cunningham, G.Hewett, J.Foote, O.Florent
Emg: S.Edwards, C.Sinclair, W.Hayward
Port Adelaide Power :
B: D.Byrne-Jones, T.Clurey, J.Hombsch
HB: M.Broadbent, T.Jonas, D.Houston
C: B.Ebert, O.Wines, J.Polec
HF: S.Gray, J.Westhoff, C.Wingard
F: J.Trengove, C.Dixon, A.Young
Foll: P.Ryder, T.Boak, R.Gray
Inter: B.Eddy, H.Hartlett, K.Amon, S.Powell-Pepper
Emg: M.White, J.Neade, J.Atley