AFL Live Port Adelaide Power vs St Kilda Saints Streaming Free 2017 Regular Seasons Round 19 match will be kick off at Metricon Stadium, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia, Saturday 29 July 2017 online, 16:35 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
Port Adelaide are fifth on the ladder with a 10-7 record. They do, however, have the best defence in the AFL and rank second in scoring. Port enter this off a loss to Melbourne but have not lost two straight since Round 4. The Power have won four of their last six. Port have scored 120-plus in three of their last six.
St Kilda have fallen to 11th on the ladder with a 9-8 record. The Saints rank 11th in scoring and 12th in defence. St Kilda have lost their last two after winning four on end, briefly slipping into the Top 8 before falling back out. The Saints have been held to 60 or fewer in their last four losses. St Kilda have conceded 100-plus in their last two.
Both sides are precariously placed on the ladder with just one win separating them. St Kilda have won nine of 17 games this season, while the Power have notched up 10 victories.
However, it is the home side that head in as firm favourites. The Power have made a habit of belting their opposition at their home ground this season and return to the venue for the first time since knocking over North Melbourne by 70 points a fortnight ago.
Since then, they were disappointing when dropping their Round 18 clash to Melbourne at the MCG by 23 points, however, their opposition, St Kilda have battled in the last fortnight, going down to Essendon by 61 points at Etihad Stadium in Round 17 and then Sydney in Round 18 by 42 points.
The Saints are notoriously poor travellers and deserve the underdog tag but if they bring their best form they are in with a chance. They have been brilliant in a number of their wins this season and there is plenty to play for with spots up for grabs inside the eight.
Their coach, Alan Richardson, will need to find a way for his players to stop Port’s key players in Paddy Ryder and Robbie Gray, while he will be hoping his forwards can get more supply than what they did against Sydney.
The Saints managed just the five goals until three-quarter time against the Swans and a similar slow start will see them struggled, particularly against the Power, who rank 2nd in the competition for scoring this season.
B: M. Broadbent, 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: A. Young, C. Dixon, J. Westhoff
FOL: P. Ryder, R. Gray, T. Boaz
I/C: K. Amon, M. White, J. Impey, J. Pittard
EMG: J. Neade, B. Ah Chee, D. Houston
IN: J. Pittard, A. Young, J. Hombsch, K. Amon
OUT: C. Wingard, L. Austin, D. Houston, J. Atley
B: J. Geary, N. Brown, D. Roberton
HB: J. Newnes, J. Carlisle, J. Webster
C: S. Savage, L. Dunstan, J. Billings
HF: J. Sinclair, J. Bruce, B. Acres
F: J. Gresham, T. Membrey, R. Marshall
FOL: B. Longer, S. Ross, J. Steven
I/C: J. Steele, J. Lonie, B. White, M. Weller
EMG: T. Hickey, B. Long, D. McKenzie
IN: M. Weller, T. Membrey, B. White
OUT: N. Riewoldt, L. Montagna, K. Stevens