AFL Live Melbourne Demons vs Port Adelaide Power Streaming Free 2017 Regular Seasons Round 18 match will be kick off at Melbourne Cricket Ground Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Saturday 22 July 2017 online, 14:10 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
One of the big games of AFL Round 18 will be when the Melbourne Demons take on Port Adelaide at the MCG on Saturday afternoon.
Port Adelaide have been posted as slight favourite’s in the early betting and sit in 4th position on the ladder, three spots clear of 7th placed Melbourne.
The South Australian outfit have won four of their past five matches and come off a 70 point win over North Melbourne.
Their opponents for this weekend’s encounter, Melbourne, are managing a host of injuries to key players and lost by 46 points to the Adelaide Crows in Round 17. The Demons have dropped two of their past three.
Once again, they will have to do it without their key midfield contributors in Jack Viney and Nathan Jones. They will need big performances from Clayton Oliver and Jordan Lewis.
The Dees head into a Port Adelaide unit that are full of confidence, with a host of players in good form. Chad Wingard, Brad Ebert and Ollie Wines should find plenty of the footy, while Paddy Ryder takes on the Dees’ Max Gawn in the ruck.
Both sides rank well in a number of statistical measures this season and the result may just hinge on the team that takes their chances. Port have been a tad inaccurate in front of the big sticks at times this season, which has cost them.
There is also some school of though that the Power haven’t really claimed any major scalps this season. They have bullied some of the lower ranked sides in the competition and their win-loss record against sides that are currently ranked 1-10 on the ladder is just 2-6. Melbourne on the other hand are 5-4 against those sides.
The Demons have a relatively poor record at the MCG this season, however, and are 3-4 at the home of footy, while Port have had one game at the venue in 2017 for an easy win over Collingwood.
B: M.Hibberd, O.McDonald, N.Jetta
HB: J.Lewis, S.Frost, J.Hunt
C: A.Neal-Bullen, D.Tyson, C.Oliver
HF: C.Petracca, J.Hogan, J.Harmes
F: J.Garlett, J.Watts, T.McDonald
FOL: M.Gawn, J.Viney, J.Melksham
I/C: C.Salem, J.Trengove, M.Hannan, J.Kennedy-Harris
EMG: B.Stretch, C.Pedersen, J.Smith
IN: J.Trengove, J.Watts, J.Viney, D.Tyson, C.Salem
OUT: B.Vince, C.Pedersen, D.Kent, J.Wagner, J.Smith
Port Adelaide Power:
B: M.Broadbent, T.Clurey, L.Austin
HB: D.Byrne-Jones, T.Jonas, H.Hartlett
C: B.Ebert, O.Wines, J.Polec
HF: S.Gray, J.Trengove, S.Powell-Pepper
F: C.Wingard, C.Dixon, J.Westhoff
FOL: P.Ryder, R.Gray, T.Boak
I/C: M.White, J.Impey, J.Atley, D.Houston
EMG: A.Young, K.Amon, J.Pittard