AFL Live Port Adelaide Power vs Brisbane Lions Stream AFL Football 2016 Online, AFL Round 07 Match will be kick off at Adelaide Oval Stadium, North Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, Sunday 08 May 2016 online, 16.10 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
Port are inconsistent and Brisbane haven’t had many winnable games. It’s a tough one to work out.
Port will be made stronger by the return of forward gun Chad Wingard and key tall Jack Trengove, who will likely be used in the ruck.
Brisbane’s midfield will be deepened by the addition of their best player, Dayne Beams, for his first game of the year. Last year’s most improved, Marco Paparone should also return for only his second game of the season, along with first year forward Josh Schache.
Port are the Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde of the AFL season, putting up limp performances and getting thumped against good sides like Adelaide, GWS and Geelong, while finding enough spark and form to beat bad sides like Essendon and Richmond.
Brisbane are 1-5, but have gained credit with admirable losses to West Coast, North, the Bulldogs, and, the best of these, last week to Sydney. Their win over Gold Coast in Round 4 was achieved after being hit by injury, and was full of merit.
Brisbane has a 6-4 record over Port in the last 10 matches. Four of those matches have been won by the away side, including three by the Lions in Adelaide. The Lions beat the Power last year, starting at $4.60 and winning by 37 points.
Brisbane are -14% POT and 35% ATS when interstate under Justin Leppitsch, and -66% and 33% ATS when travelling to non-Victorian grounds.
Port are still without their best player, Robbie Gray, while Brisbane welcome back theirs, Dayne Beams, with gives the Lions the edge through the middle given they also have Rockliff, Hanley, Zorko, Christensen, Robinson and Rich. Port will match them with Boak, Wines, Hartlett, Ebert and Polec, so the battle will be decisive.
The Power have Dixon and Wingard up forward to cause problems, while the Lions have no such luxury, but have been scoring okay given the toughness of opposition they’ve encountered.
Brisbane represent the best value of the round given how poorly Port have played at times this year.
Port Adelaide Power:
B: J.Impey, T.Jonas, J.Pittard
HB: C.O’Shea, J.Hombsch, M.Broadbent
C: J.Polec, O.Wines, B.Ebert
HF: J.Neade, C.Dixon, H.Hartlett
F: A.Young, J.Westhoff, C.Wingard
Foll: J.Trengove, T.Boak, B.Ah Chee
I/C (from): S.Gray, N.Krakouer, J.Toumpas, D.Byrne-Jones, P.Stewart, K.Amon, D.Howard
INS: C.Wingard, J.Trengove, K.Amon
B: D.Gardiner, D.Merrett, D.McStay
HB: R.Harwood, H.Andrews, S.Mayes
C: R.Lester, A.Christensen, D.Rich
HF: P.Hanley, T.Rockliff, R.Bewick
F: J.Walker, J.Schache, B.Keays
Foll: S.Martin, D.Zorko, D.Beams
I/C (from): R.Bastinac, M.Robinson, T.Bell, C.Beams, M.Paparone, L.Dawson, L.Taylor
INS: J.Schache, D.Beams, M.Paparone