AFL Live Port Adelaide Power vs St Kilda Saints Stream AFL Football 2016 Online, AFL Round 01 Match will be kick off at Adelaide Oval, South Australia, Australia, Sunday 27 March 2016 online, 02.50 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
In 2014 Port Adelaide were so close to knocking off Hawthorn in the Preliminary Final and playing in a Grand Final, then with so much expected last year they failed to live up to the hype. Now the Power have a chance to redeem themselves and put themselves back in the upper echelon of the AFL. St.Kilda are rebuilding and have unearthed a few quality young players, but have a far way to go before they are a finals team.
Port Adelaide have won the last four meetings between these two teams, including the last two at Adelaide Oval. In those four games the Power have defeated the Saints by 4, 5, 70 and 63. Robbie Gray had 37 disposals, including 24 handballs, in the Power’s victory last year.
The Power won 12 games last year and missed out on the finals, but did win their last four games to end the year. St.Kilda won six games with one draw last season. The Saints didn’t win a game, although they did have a draw, in the last six rounds.
The Power were sixth in goals per game last season with 13.4, while St.Kilda were 11th with 11.0 goals per game. The teams were very close in possessions with Port Adelaide finishing 10th with 363.2 per game and St.Kilda ending the season 11th with 363.0 disposals per game. The Saints loss their last two games of 2015 by 97 (v Sydney) and 95 points (v West Coast).
Port Adelaide are by far the better side here, and they have been able to dispose of St.Kilda pretty easily in recent years at Adelaide Oval.
Port Adelaide Power:
B: Jack Hombsch, Alipate Carlile, Tom Jonas
HB: Hamish Hartlett, Jackson Trengove, Jarman Impey
C: Jared Polec, Ollie Wines, Brad Ebert
HF: Jake Neade, Charlie Dixon, Chad Wingard
F: Robbie Gray, Jay Schulz, Justin Westhoff
Foll: Matthew Lobbe, Travis Boak, Sam Gray
Int: Matthew Broadbent, Karl Amon, Jimmy Toumpas, Matthew White, Jasper Pittard, Aaron Young, Brendon Ah Chee
St Kilda Saints:
B: Jarryn Geary, Sean Dempster, Dylan Roberton
HB: Jack Newnes, Sam Fisher, Jimmy Webster
C: Shane Savage, David Armitage, Nick Riewoldt
HF: Leigh Montagna, Josh Bruce, Maverick Weller
F: Jack Lonie, Jack Billings, Jade Gresham
Foll: Tom Hickey, Sam Gilbert, Jack Steven
Int: Eli Templeton, Sebastian Ross, Luke Dunstan, Blake Acres, Tom Lee, Tom Curren, Jack Sinclair