Australian Football League Live Gold Coast Suns vs Port Adelaide Power Stream Free, AFL 2017 Seasons Week 08. Gold Coast Suns vs Port Adelaide Power match will be kickoff at Metricon Stadium stadium, Gold Coast, Australia, Sunday 14 May 2017 online, 15:15 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
Port Adelaide enter in with the superior win-loss record of 4-3 compared to the Suns, who are 3-4, and have been posted as $1.42 favourites in the head to head betting with CrownBet.
However, the Suns come off a big win against Geelong in Round 7, defeating the Cats in impressive fashion by 25 points and it was their midfield that led the way with key contributions from Gary Ablett, Aaron Hall and David Swallow.
On the same night, a wasteful Port Adelaide dominated parts of the game against West Coast but not where it counted- on the scoreboard. They suffered a frustrating 10-point loss at the Adelaide Oval, despite having five more scoring shots.
They will need to make the most of their opportunities this weekend as the Suns playmakers should find plenty of the football. The Queensland based side lead the competition for average disposals with Gary Ablett averaging 32 touches per game.
Key players for Port include Robbie Gray, who was very quiet in the loss to the Eagles last weekend, as well as Chad Wingard and Charlie Dixon. The former Sun, Dixon, has kicked 17 goals this season and will be a focal point.
His opposite number in the Suns forward line, Tom Lynch, has also booted 17 goals and if the likes of Brandon Matera and Callum Ah Chee can also chip in, the Suns will be in with a chance.
Of particular interest in this clash is whether or not the venue will play a part in the result. While the game is an initiative from Port Adelaide Chairman, David Koch, the capacity crowd of approximately 16000 people may cheer on the Suns as they wear the same colours as China’s flag. The venue, Jiangwan Stadium, is also very similar in size to the Suns home ground of Metricon Stadium.
This should be an attacking match with both sides desperate for a win heading into their early byes. A great advertisement for AFL football is necessary in order to gain corporate Chinese backing and that is what we should get. Power by 9 points.
B: Jesse Joyce, Jack Leslie, Jarrod Harbrow
HB: Sean Lemmens, Steven May, Adam Saad
C: Alex Sexton, Gary Ablett, Kade Kolodjashnij
HF: Jarryd Lyons, Tom J. Lynch, Touk Miller
F: Brandon Matera, Peter Wright, Jack Martin
FOL: Jarrod Witts, Aaron Hall, Michael Barlow
I/C: Brayden Fiorini, Rory Thompson, Jack Bowes, Brad Scheer
IN: Brayden Fiorini, Rory Thompson, Jack Bowes
OUT: David Swallow (Knee), Callum Ah Chee (Back), Matt Rosa (Concussion)
B: Darcy Byrne-Jones, Tom Clurey, Jack Hombsch
HB: Matthew Broadbent, Tom Jonas, Jasper Pittard
C: Brad Ebert, Ollie Wines, Jared Polec
HF: Jarman Impey, Justin Westhoff, Chad Wingard
F: Sam Gray, Charlie Dixon, Jackson Trengove
FOL: Paddy Ryder, Robbie Gray, Travis Boak
I/C: Sam Powell-Pepper, Hamish Hartlett, Karl Amon, Brendon Ah Chee
IN: Karl Amon, Brendon Ah Chee
OUT: Dan Houston (Omitted), Aaron Young (Omitted)