AFL Live Port Adelaide Power vs West Coast Eagles Stream AFL 2017 Regular Seasons Round 07 match will be kick off at Adelaide Oval Stadium, North Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, Saturday 06 May 2017 online, 16:35 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
One of the key match ups of AFL Round 7 will be when Port Adelaide square off against the West Coast Eagles at the Adelaide Oval on Saturday May 6 at 4.35PM.
The two sides are similarly poised after the first six weeks of the season and the four points on offer will count for plenty later on in the season, as both jostle for a potential finals spot.
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Both sides sit with a win-loss record of 4-2 and come off commanding victories in Round 6.
Port Adelaide ventured up to Brisbane and knocked over the Lions by 83 points, while West Coast were too good for their local rivals, Fremantle, accounting for the Dockers by 41 points.
Port head in as favourite’s for this on the back of the home ground advantage and have been impressive at the Adelaide Oval this season, enjoying huge wins over Carlton and Fremantle, while missing out in a tight one to the competition’s pacesetters, Adelaide, back in Round 3.
Three of West Coast’s wins have been at Domain Stadium, while they have won just one of three on the road this year, however, they have played well at the Adelaide Oval in the past and were big winners over the Crows in Round 23 at the venue last year.
They will need to come out of the blocks early, much like they did against Freo last week, in order to silence the home crowd and get some ascendancy in the game.
Key battles will occur in the middle of the ground and Port Adelaide will have to get on top in this area, given the Eagles efficiency once they head inside 50.
If the Eagles get their hands on the ball, their forward line will prove to be dangerous. Josh Kennedy booted six goals last weekend, advancing to 22 for the year, while Mark LeCras and Jack Darling have also been amongst the goals.
However, a big question mark as always with the Eagles will be whether or not the they can take their form on the road.
Look for the Power to take the game on and use their run and carry, which has been evident this year. Key players in the middle include Chad Wingard, Brad Ebert and the youngster, Sam Powell-Pepper. If this trio can get their hands on the football enough, the likes of Robbie Gray and Charlie Dixon can inflict plenty of damage on the scoreboard.
An added dimension to this game is the Eagles woes in the ruck. With Nic Naitanui on the sidelines, the situation has been further compounded by injuries to their back-ups in Jonathan Giles and Nathan Vardy. Port has Paddy Ryder and Jackson Trengrove in solid form and should give their side first use.
Port Adelaide Power:
B: D.Byrne-Jones, T.Clurey, J.Hombsch
HB: M.Broadbent, T.Jonas, J.Pittard
C: B.Ebert, O.Wines, J.Polec
HF: T.Boak, A.Young, C.Wingard
F: S.Gray, C.Dixon, J.Trengove
FOL: P.Ryder, R.Gray, S.Powell-Pepper
I/C: H.Hartlett, J.Impey, J.Westhoff, D.Houston
EMG: K.Amon, L.Austin, A.Johnson
West Coast Eagles:
B: S.Hurn, T.Barrass, B.Sheppard
HB: E.Yeo, J.McGovern, S.Butler
C: A.Gaff, S.Mitchell, C.Masten
HF: J.Redden, J.Darling, L.Duggan
F: N.Vardy, J.Kennedy, M.LeCras
FOL: J.Giles, M.Priddis, L.Shuey
I/C: D.Sheed, S.Wellingham, J.Hill, K.Mutimer
EMG: M.Hutchings, F.McInnes, M.Karpany