AFL Live North Melbourne Kangaroos vs Port Adelaide Power Streaming Free 2018 Regular Seasons week 06 match will be kick off at Etihad Stadium, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Saturday 28 April 2018 online, 14:10 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
North Melbourne burst out of the blocks last weekend against Hawthorn. They led by 57 points at half time before eventually securing a 28-point win. Ben Cunnington was one of the stars for the Roos, while Ben Brown booted five goals.
Port Adelaide come off a loss at their home ground, the Adelaide Oval, to Geelong by 34 points. They sit behind North Melbourne on 9th position on the ladder, while the Roos are 4th. Both sides are among nine in the competition that have won two from three this season.
North Melbourne can attribute their higher spot on the ladder due to conceding fewer goals than the Power this season. Their opposition have averaged just 64 points per game this year. Scott Thompson has been in excellent form down back, while Majak Daw has also been serviceable in that area this year.
Port Adelaide should enjoy a slight advantage in the middle. Their on-ball division has found the footy more often than their North Melbourne counterparts this season, while they also rank 1st in the competition for clearances.
Robbie Gray, Ollie Wines and Jarryd Polec loom as keys for the Power in this part of the ground. However, Ken Hinkley’s men will need to find a way to overcome the inconsistency that has plagued them in the past couple of years. They went down to Essendon at their last appearance at this ground and may be a risk at the $1.50 in the head to head betting.
North Melbourne have a very healthy list at the moment and Ben Higgins and Ed Vickers-Willis are two of only three players currently on that. Both were concussed in the space of five seconds against Hawthorn and will be monitored at training. Paul Ahern is a possible replacement.
Port Adelaide lose the former Roo, Lindsay Thomas, to suspension. It remains to be seen if Sam Powell-Pepper finds a way back into the team. The youngster has missed the past two weeks due to an off-field indiscretion.
Port Adelaide have won the past three games between the two sides and two of those have been held at Etihad Stadium.
Last year it was a 70 point win for the Power at the Adelaide Oval in Round 17. Chad Wingard, Sam Gray, Robbie Gray and Ollie Wines were the stars for the winners, while Ben Cunnington was North’s best player.
B: M.Williams, R.Tarrant, A.Mullett
HB: L.Hansen, S.Thompson, L.McDonald
C: J.Macmillan, B.Cunnington, K.Turner
HF: T.Garner, B.Brown, S.Higgins
F: N.Hrovat, M.Wood, J.Simpkin
FOL: T.Goldstein, J.Ziebell, T.Dumont
I/C: J.Anderson, S.Atley, E.Vickers-Willis, S.Gibson
EMG: R.Clarke, B.Preuss, C.Wagner
IN: S.Higgins, J.Anderson
OUT: A.Swallow, L.Thomas
B: D.Byrne-Jones, T.Clurey, J.Hombsc
HB: M.Broadbent, T.Jonas, J.Pittard
C: B.Ebert, O.Wines, J.Polec
HF: A.Young, J.Westhoff, C.Wingard
F: S.Gray, C.Dixon, J.Trengove
FOL: P.Ryder, R.Gray, S.Powell-Pepper
I/C: H.Hartlett, K.Amon, J.Impey, D.Houston
EMG: A.Johnson, J.Palmer, B.Ah Chee
IN: H.Hartlett, J.Hombsch
OUT: T.Boak, A.Johnson