Australian Football League Live Port Adelaide Power vs Sydney Swans Stream AFL 2015 Seasons Week 02 match will be kick off at Adelaide Oval, South Australia, Australia, Saturday 11 April 2015 online, 19.10pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
The Swans got out of jail against the Bombers with a historic come from behind win in round 1. Whilst Port lost a close, high-intensity game against Fremantle.
Not too many changes in this one. The Swans add Jarrad McVeigh for Harry Cunningham whilst Port has substituted forgotten ruckman Jarrad Redden for John Butcher. The Swans are missing Ben McGlynn from their best 22 whilst Port is without just Matthew Lobbe from its side.
10th on the ladder after their entertaining loss to Port, the Power rank third in kicks per game and 1st in marks and disposals after round 1 whilst they’re last in hitouts after round 1. The Swans dominated the hitouts with 66 in a game that had plenty of stoppages. They rank 2nd in handballs despite the game being played in wet conditions.
Lance Franklin v Jackson Trengove – Buddy kicked seven goals in two games against Port Adelaide last year. He was well held until the final quarter last week before finding form late to finish with three majors. The Swans have only lost one game in which he has kicked four or more goals – the grand final. Mark him down for at least two this Saturday.
Sydney and Port have met 24 times with the Swans leading 17-7. Sydney has won ten of their last 11 games against Port. Since 2010, the Swans are 5-1 (4-2 against the line) vs Port. The Swans are 15-7 head-to-head (11-12 at the line) when outside of Sydney in the last two years – that’s 9-2 (7-4 against the line) this year. Port Adelaide has won ten of their 13 games (9-4 against the line) at the Adelaide Oval whilst the Swans won and covered the line in both games in Adelaide. The Swans average 104 points per game in the ten games that their big four forwards (Reid, Goodes, Tippett and Franklin) have played together. The Swans were 3-1 both head-to-head and against the line following a loss in 2014. Port was 5-3 (3-5 against the line) in the same situation.
A genuine flip of the coin game of the round but the stats point to Sydney. The Swans have a dynamite record against Port whilst they lost only two games on the road in 2014 (both to Hawthorn). They were inexplicably flat in the first half against Essendon, Port Adelaide will put them to the sword if they start slow in this one. Port will play at breakneck speed which will suit the Swans and their counter-attacking game-style. Swans in a tight one.
Port Adelaide Power:
B Hombsch, Carlile, Trengove
HB Pittard, Jonas, Broadbent
C Polec, Brad Ebert, White
HF Gray, Westhoff, Wingard
F Hartlett, Schulz, Neade
FOLL Ryder, Boak, Wines
I/C Monfries, Impey, Cornes, Redden
EMG Mitchell, Young, Stewart
B Shaw, Richards, Rampe
HB Smith, Grundy, McVeigh
C Jetta, Jack, Bird
HF Lloyd, Franklin, Hannebery
F Tippett, Reid, Rohan
FOLL Pyke, Kennedy, Parker
I/C Goodes, Heeney, Laidler, Towers
EMG Cunningham, Naismith, Robinson