AFL Live Port Adelaide Power vs Brisbane Lions Stream AFL 2017 Regular Seasons Round 13 match will be kick off at Adelaide Oval Stadium, North Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, Saturday 17 June 2017 online, 16:35 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
After a disappointing showing in Round 12, Port Adelaide will be out to rejoin the winner’s list when they take on the Brisbane Lions at the Adelaide Oval on Saturday afternoon.
The 4.35pm clash is one of thee games for the day and the action can be seen on Fox Footy. AFL Live Vision is also available to ALL CrownBet members. Every Match, wherever you are.
Port Adelaide have won six of their 11 games to date but produced a shocker in Round 12, going down to Essendon by 70 points, in what was described as a bit of a ‘wake up call’ by coach Ken Hinkley.
On the same weekend, Brisbane enjoyed a long and overdue win, accounting for Fremantle by 57 points. That effort broke a nine game losing drought for the bottom placed Lions.
Dayne Zorko, Dayne Beams and Lewis Taylor all starred against the Dockers but that trio will need to be every bit as good if their side are to trouble the Power.
Despite their woes last weekend, Port head in as $1.03 favourite’s in the head to head betting with CrownBet and should be much better back at their home ground. At their most recent game at the venue, they obliterated Hawthorn by 51 point and a highlight that night was their fierce pressure and contested marking.
Look for the home side to get off to a fast start this weekend and gain the ascendancy in the middle of the ground. Hinkley will be urging his troops to win more of the football and defend the ball with more vigor when not in possession.
Port’s key big man, Charlie Dixon, will be out to bounce back after failing to register a goal against Essendon. The former Suns player booted four goals the week before against Hawthorn and looms as a factor on Saturday.
For Brisbane to be competitive they will need to repeat their midfield domination that was on display against Freo and they will also look for big games from their host of youngsters, including Tom Cutler, Harris Andrews and Hugh McCluggage.
On paper, however, Port Adelaide look to be far too good. While the Lions will have some winners in the middle, the Power have greater depth around the ground. Expect them to bounce back in a big way.
Port Adelaide Power:
B: D. Houston, T. Clurey, J. Hombsch
HB: M. Broadbent, T. Jonas, H. Hartlett
C: B. Ebert, O. Wines, J. Polec
HF: S. Gray, J. Westhoff, S. Powell-Pepper
F: C. Wingard, C. Dixon, J. Trengove
Fall: P. Ryder, R. Gray, T. Boak
I/C J. Neade, A. Young, J. Impey, D. Byrne-Jones
Emerge: M. White, D. Howard, B. Ah Chee
IN: D. Houston, J. Neade, A. Young
OUT: J. Toumpas, J. Pittard, B. Ah Chee
B: D. Gardiner, H. Andrews, D. Rich
HB: S. Mayes, T. Cutler, M. Paparone
C: N. Robertson, D. Zorko, R. Lester
HF: L. Taylor, J. Berry, H. McCluggage
F: D. McStay, E. Hipwood, J. Barrett
Fall: S. Martin, T. Rockliff, D. Beams
I/C: R. Harwood, R. Bastinac, R. Mathieson, A. Smith
Emerge: L. Dawson, A. Witherden, M. Close