Australian Football League Live West Coast Eagles vs Port Adelaide Power Live Stream Free, AFL 2017 Seasons Week 16. West Coast Eagles vs Port Adelaide Power match will be kickoff at Domain Stadium, Subiaco, Western Australia, Australia, Sunday 09 July 2017 online, 16:40 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
The West Coast Eagles take on Port Adelaide in the final match of AFL Round 16 and the Sunday afternoon clash at Domain Stadium shapes as a beauty.
The two sides feature in the logjam for spots inside the eight and it is the Eagles that head in as slight favourite’s, due in part to the home ground advantage.
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Both sides sit with a win-loss record of 8-6. Port Adelaide’s superior percentage places them in 5th position, two spots above the West Coast, who are 7th.
However, the Power are yet to defeat a top eight side this season and come off a 13 point loss to Richmond at the Adelaide Oval last weekend, while on the same day, West Coast overcame the premiers from last year, the Western Bulldogs, by seven points at Etihad Stadium.
Port Adelaide lead the Eagles in a number of key statistical measures in 2017, including contested possession, clearances and points scored but have been labelled ‘pretenders’ in the wake of the Tigers loss as they have been unable to put a number of sides away this year.
Ken Hinkley’s side were wasteful in front of goal last weekend and can ill afford another display against West Coast, who can be ruthless at their home ground of Domain Stadium.
The Eagles have won five from seven at Domain with their two losses coming by small margins. They were rolled by GWS in Round 10 by eight points at the venue, while Melbourne scrambled a late goal in Round 14 to hand the Eagles a three point loss. Port have won three from six when travelling interstate in 2017.
Key players for the Power include Chad Wingard, Robbie Gray, Ollie Wines and Paddy Ryder. Ryder has been in career best form and is one of the best in the business in the ruck.
However, his opposite number, Nathan Vardy, has been one of the real improvers this season and should be full of confidence after kicking the sealer against the Dogs last weekend.
Vardy’s side will also need big efforts from the likes of Andrew Gaff and Sam Mitchell in the middle, as well as Jeremy McGovern down back. The tall defender ranks 2nd in the competition for contested marks, while Port Adelaide’s Charlie Dixon leads this category. Dixon will likely be taken by Tom Barrass, allowing McGovern the freedom to go for his grabs.
The winner of this game will advance to nine wins, gaining some breathing space for spots within the eight. while the pressure will be on the loser, who will be back amongst the bottleneck.
West Coast Eagles:
B: B.Sheppard, E.Mackenzie, T.Barrass
HB: L.Duggan, J.McGovern, S.Hurn
C: A.Gaff, M.Priddis, E.Yeo
HF: L.Jetta, J.Darling, D.Sheed
F: M.Karpany, D.Petrie, J.Cripps
R: N.Vardy, S.Mitchell, L.Shuey
I/C: M.LeCras, S.Wellingham, S.Lycett, M.Hutchings
Emerg: W.Schofield, T.Cole, J.Redden
IN: M.LeCras, M.Priddis, S.Hurn, S.Lycett
OUT: S.Butler (hamstring) C.Masten, T.Cole, J.Redden (all omitted)
Port Adelaide Power:
B: J.Pittard, T.Clurey, J.Hombsch
HB: D.Byrne-Jones, T.Jonas, H.Hartlett
C: B.Ebert, O.Wines, J.Polec
HF: S.Gray, J.Trengove, S.Powell-Pepper
F: C.Wingard, C.Dixon, J.Westhoff
R: P.Ryder, R.Gray, T.Boak
I/C: M.White, J.Impey, J.Atley, D.Houston
Emerg: J.Neade, B.Eddy, W.Drew
IN: J.Hombsch, J.Atley
OUT: M.Broadbent (ankle), J.Neade (omitted)