AFL Live Port Adelaide Power vs Hawthorn Hawks Stream AFL 2017 Regular Seasons Round 11 match will be kick off at Adelaide Oval Stadium, North Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, Thursday 01 June 2017 online, 19:50 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
Round 11 of the AFL home and away season gets underway on Thursday night, June 1, when Port Adelaide take on the Hawthorn Hawks at the Adelaide Oval.
The 8th placed Power head in as solid favourites for the clash, which commences at 7.50PM AEST or 7.20PM local time.
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Port Adelaide have won five from nine this season and come off a narrow loss to Geelong at Simonds Stadium in Round 10. The Power led the Cats deep in the game until a costly brainfade by Charlie Dixon led to a goal to the Cats’ Patrick Dangerfield with a minute to go, handing the Power a two point defeat.
A night later, Hawthorn also managed to feature in a cliffhanger but the ending was a happy one for the Hawks, who snatched a six point win over the Sydney Swans at the SCG courtesy of a couple of clutch goals from Shaun Burgoyne and Jarryd Roughead late in the game.
The Hawks, at 4-6, have the inferior win-loss record compared to Port but have managed to win three of their past four and should not be discounted. They lined up at similar odds against the Swans last weekend before their coach Alistair Clarkson managed to pull a bit of a rabbit out of the hat.
Clarkson will look for his troops to control the ball with uncontested possession and if they can get off to a fast start like they did against the Swans last weekend they are well and truly in the hunt.
However, they will have to contend with a Power side that are in excellent form and should really be higher than their ranking suggests. They are averaging 30 more points per game than the Hawks and are better at winning the clearances and contested possession.
Ken Hinkley’s side are 3rd in the competition for average contested possessions, while the Hawks are 17th. The Power also lead the 18 teams for inside 50s, while Robbie Gray and Dixon have worked well in tandem up forward this year. That duo should give the home side the edge.
Key players for the Hawks include Tom Mitchell, who leads the competition for disposals, while up and coming defender, Ryan Burton, will provide plenty of drive across halfback. Jarryd Roughead and Luke Breust will need to convert up forward to give their side a chance.
Hawthorn generally play well interstate and can take some hope out of the fact that Port Adelaide lost to the West Coast Eagle the last time they played at Adelaide Oval.
However, the Power were wasteful that night and landed five more scoring shots. Their other two games against interstate opposition this year have resulted in an 89-point win over Fremantle and a 90 point win over Carlton.
Port Adelaide Power:
B: D.Byrne-Jones, T.Clurey, J.Hombsch
HB: M.Broadbent, T.Jonas, H.Hartlett
C: B.Ebert, O.Wines, J.Polec
HF: J.Impey, J.Westhoff, S.Powell-Pepper
F: S.Gray, C.Dixon, J.Trengove
FOL: P.Ryder, R.Gray, T.Boak
I/C: A.Young, K.Amon, J.Pittard, B.Ah Chee
EMG: A.Monfries, J.Toumpas, J.Palmer
B: T.Duryea, J.Gibson, K.Brand
HB: R.Burton, L.Hodge, S.Burgoyne
C: D.Willsmore, D.Howe, R.Henderson
HF: T.Mitchell, J.Gunston, I.Smith
F: P.Puopolo, J.Roughead, T.Vickery
FOL: B.McEvoy, L.Shiels, L.Breust
I/C: B.Hardwick, J.Sicily, J.Cousins, B.Whitecross
EMG: B.Hartung, R.Schoenmakers, K.Stewart