AFL Live Port Adelaide Power vs Adelaide Crows Stream AFL 2017 Seasons Round 03 match will be kick off at Adelaide Oval Stadium, North Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, Saturday 08 April 2017 online, 19:40 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
The competition’s two Adelaide based sides, Port Adelaide and the Adelaide Crows, take on one another this weekend in what is dubbed as Showdown 42.
The two sides sit atop the AFL ladder and the 1 vs 2 clash is vital as they attempt to gain a jump on their rivals in the rest of the competition.
The Crows head in as favourites for the big game that gets underway at 7.40PM. All the action can be seen on Fox Footy, while AFL Live Vision is also available to ALL CrownBet members. Every Match, wherever you are.
Port Adelaide have surprised many with their early season form and their improvement seems to have stemmed from a reinvigorated midfield lineup.
Ollie Wines and Travis Boak already look a lot sharper than last year, while one youngster that has everyone talking is Sam Powell- Pepper, who at this stage looks the pick of the current crop of draftees.
The form of this trio has loosened the chain somewhat for Robbie Gray and Chad Wingard. Both are spending a lot more time in the forward line. Gray booted six goals in the 89-point win over Freo last week. Throw Paddy Ryder into the mix as ruckman and the Power are somewhere near their 2014 form.
However, it is only early days and Ken Hinkley’s side will need to be every bit as good as they were three years ago to match Adelaide. The Crows have been rampant thus far, demolishing the flag favourites, GWS, at this venue in Round 1 by 56 points, before accounting for Hawthorn by 24 last weekend.
As was the case in 2016, the Crows top the competition for points scored and their dangerous forward line including Eddie Betts, Josh Jenkins, Taylor Walker and Mitch McGovern will need to be contained by the Power.
On face value, the Crows also seem to have the depth around the ground. Charlie Cameron and Curtly Hampton contributed well in the come from behind win over Hawthorn, while Sam Jacobs comes off a best on ground performance.
However, the resurgent Power have finally struck some form and they are a dangerous proposition when they are up and about. This will be a tight one.
Port Adelaide Power:
B: D.Byrne-Jones, T.Clurey, D.Houston
HB: M.Broadbent, T.Jonas, H.Hartlett
C: B.Ebert, O.Wines, J.Polec
HF: S.Powell-Pepper, J.Westhoff, C.Wingard
F: J.Trengove, C.Dixon, A.Young
FOL: P.Ryder, T.Boak, R.Gray
I/C: K.Amon, J.Impey, B.Edddy, S.Gray
EMG: M.White, J.Atley, N.Krakouer
B: A.Otten, K.Hartigan, R.Laird
HB: B.Smith, D.Talia, L.Brown
C: R.Douglas, R.Atkins, R.Sloane
HF: T.Lynch, M.McGovern, R.Knight
F: C.Cameron, T.Walker, E.Betts
FOL: S.Jacobs, C.Hampton, M.Crouch
I/C: J.Lever, J.Kelly, D.Mackay, W.Milera
EMG: M.Poholke, T.Menzel, R.O’Brien