AFL Live Port Adelaide vs Geelong Cats Stream AFL Football 2015 Online, AFL Round 11 Match will be kick off at Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Friday 12 June 2015 online, 19.50pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
Two 2014 finalists sit just outside of the eight after ten games though they have started to hit some form in recent weeks. The Cats will be full of confidence after spanking Essendon but they must overcome a Port side that is going for three straight wins.
Port Adelaide will remain without key big men Paddy Ryder and Jackson Trengove, after two straight wins, don’t expect Ken Hinkley to make too many forced changes. The Cats should welcome back Rhys Stanley, while Mitch Clark will miss again. Shane Kersten must overcome a fitness test on his hamstring in order to play.
Port Adelaide is ninth on the ladder having split their first 10 games They rank 13th in points scored but seventh for least amount of points against this season. Port is 2-3 both head to head and against the line vs teams in the top eight this season. Port has followed three straight losses with wins of Melbourne (by 61 points) and a 38-point win over the Dogs. The Cats are just one spot on the ladder behind them with the same record. They rank 8th in points scored and 12th for most points against this season. They’re 2-4 both head to head and against the line vs teams in the top eight this season. The Cats last five games are win by 41, lose by 43, win by 77, lose by 56 and win by 69.
Port Adelaide and Geelong have met 28 times with the Cats leading 18-9 with one draw. Geelong has won 10 of their last 11 against Port Adelaide. Since 2010, Geelong is 6-1 overall (3-4 against the line) against Port Adelaide. The Cats have won three of their last four games against Port in Adelaide, though Port did beat them at Adelaide Oval last year. The Cats are 5-8 (4-9 against the line) when playing interstate in 2013-15. Port Adelaide has won 12 of their 19 games (12-7 against the line) at the Adelaide Oval. The Cats are 19-8 (13-14 against the line) on Friday night’s under Chris Scott. Port is 1-1 (2-0 against the line) on Friday night’s under Ken Hinkley. Six of their last eight, and their last four straight, match-ups have totalled 174-points or more.
The inconsistent Cats don’t travel very well and come up against a Port side that looks to have finally found its groove. Port struggled early against the Dees and only really kicked away against the Dogs in the last quarter. Their midfield should have the speed to really challenge Geelong’s run and spread whilst they’ll really need Alipate Carlile to nullify Tom Hawkins. If Port is able to play the game on their terms – by owning the corridor – they should have Geelong’s measure.
B: J.Hombsch, A.Carlile, J.Impey
HB: M.Broadbent, T.Jonas, J.Pittard
C: S.Colquhoun, T.Boak, B.Ebert
HF: R.Gray, J.Westhoff, C.Wingard
F: P.Stewart, J.Schulz, A.Monfries
Foll: M.Lobbe, H.Hartlett, O.Wines
Inter: M.White, S.Gray, A.Young, T.Clurey
Emer: B.Ah Chee, K.Mitchell, A.Moore
Out: K.Amon (calf)
B: J.Rivers, H.Taylor, C.Enright
HB: J.Thurlow, T.Lonergan, J.Bews
C: A.Mackie, J.Selwood, S.Motlop
HF: C.Gregson, J.Walker, S.Johnson
F: J.Murdoch, T.Hawkins, S.Kersten
Foll: M.Blicavs, D.Lang, J.Caddy
Inter: J.Kelly, R.Stanley, M.Stokes, C.Guthrie
Emer: M.Luxford, J.Kolodjashnij, J.Jansen