AFL Live GWS Giants vs Port Adelaide Power Stream AFL Football 2016 Online, AFL Round 04 Match will be kick off at StarTrack Oval Stadium ,Canberra, Australia, Sunday 17 April 2016 online, 13.10 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
GWS lose one of their most important mid-forwards in Devon Smith to a knee complaint, along with Aidan Corr and Will Hoskin-Elliott to injury. Matt Buntine or Nick Haynes will come in for Corr, Jack Steele is a likely addition, and highly rated academy draftee Jacob Hopper may debut.
GWS will still be ruing that Round 1 loss to Melbourne, even though they somewhat got it back against Geelong the following week. It’s a defeat that promises to haunt them later in the year. The Giants gave the Swans a contest last week, in what was a tough game of football.
Port are on the board with two wins, against St Kilda and Essendon, that haven’t convinced their detractors, either side of a loss to Adelaide that has given those critics more ammunition. They seem like a team that relies on individual brilliance and inspiration, rather than a flawless and functioning game-plan.
GWS are 1-2 ATS this year, with those results in line with their win-loss record. They ran at 55% ATS last season. Port are 2-1 ATS in 2016, after a 50% split in 2015. The Giants are yet to have an over this year, while the Power are 2-1. GWS were ranked fourth in under games last season.
Port has won the last four matches between the sides, by an average of 47 points. They have met at this ground only once before, for a 35 point Power victory in 2014. Port run at 56% ATS away from home under Ken Hinkley. GWS are 59% ATS at home under Leon Cameron.
GWS and Port both strike as sides that could easily put together a run of games going win-loss-win-loss this season, being advantaged in home games and struggling away. If that is going to be the case, this match is the Giants for the taking, and they represent some value to do so.
The Giants are still feeling the loss of Jeremy Cameron, but the Power have their own forward-line issues, now without Jay Schulz to go with the pre-season loss of Paddy Ryder and Angus Monfries. That’s a quarter of their goals from last year missing.
B: J.Patfull, P.Davis, A.Kennedy
HB: H.Shaw, M.Buntine, Z.Williams
C: T.Scully, S.Coniglio, N.Wilson
HF: R.Palmer, R.Lobb, J.Kelly
F: S.Johnson, J.Patton, T.Greene
Foll: S.Mumford, D.Shiel, R.Griffen
I/C: J.Steele, L.Whitfield, A.Tomlinson, C.Ward
EMG: J.Pickett, N.Haynes, J.Hopper
IN: M.Buntine, A.Tomlinson, J.Steele
OUT: W.Hoskin-Elliott, D.Smith, A.Corr
Port Adelaide Power:
B: J.Hombsch, T.Jonas, J.Pittard
HB: H.Hartlett, J.Trengove, M.Broadbent
C: J.Toumpas, O.Wines, B.Ebert
HF: J.Neade, C.Dixon, A.Young
F: R.Gray, J.Westhoff, C.Wingard
FOLL: M.Lobbe, T.Boak, S.Gray
I/C: K.Amon, J.Polec, D.Byrne-Jones, B.Ah Chee
EMG: P.Stewart, J.Impey, S.Colquhoun
IN: H.Hartlett, C.Wingard
OUT: P.Stewart, J.Impey