AFL Live Adelaide Crows vs Port Adelaide Power Streaming Free 2017 Regular Seasons Round 20 match will be kick off at Adelaide Oval, North Adelaide, South Australia, Sunday 06 August 2017 online, 16:40 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
Adelaide sit top-of-the-table with a 13-4-1 record. The Crows have the best attack in the AFL while they rank fourth defensively. Adelaide had won four straight before drawing with Collingwood last weekend. Adelaide have scored 100-plus in six of their last 10 outings. The Crows are 8-2 at the Adelaide Oval this year.
Port Adelaide are fifth on the ladder yet have the best defence in the AFL and the third-ranked attack. The Power have an 11-7 record. Port have won five of their last seven and enter this off a 63-61 win over St Kilda. Port have been kept to 65 or fewer in their last two and three of their last five. Port have not conceded more than 88 in seven straight.
Port Adelaide were scintillating in their first half demolition of Hawthorn last weekend. The Power could simply do nothing wrong as they hammered the reigning premiers. At one stage before half time they held a lead of 58 points before coming to a stop in the second half, eventually hanging on to win by eight points.
Adelaide’s brilliant start to the season came crashing down last weekend when they went down in an upset loss to the Western Bulldogs by 58 points. The Doggies caught the Crows by surprise, and played some hard running and attacking football, not too dissimilar to Port Adelaide’s style.
The Power will employ similar tactics this weekend, that is, take the game on with rapid movement and in doing so, not allow the Crows to set up their defensive press.
Port’s runners, including Travis Boak, Hamish Hartlett and Brad Ebert were at their best against the Hawks last week and it will be interesting to see if they can sustain it again this weekend after what has been a tough four weeks for the Power.
Adelaide are not without their stars in the midfield either and the battle between the respective on-ball division should be a beauty. Patrick Dangerfield and Rory Sloane are both in All-Australian form, as is Brodie Smith who is offering plenty of rebound from half back.
A key battle will also be in the ruck. Sam Jacobs dominated the last time these two sides played but Matthew Lobbe and Patrick Ryder formed a formidable combination last weekend and had the better of the Hawks big men.
B: R.Laird, A.Keath, J.Kelly
HB: D.Mackay, D.Talia, L.Brown
C: R.Atkins, R.Sloane, B.Smith
HF: M.McGovern, T.Walker, R.Knight
F: C.Cameron, J.Jenkins, T.Lynch
R: S.Jacobs, M.Crouch, R.Douglas
I/C: B.Crouch, J.Lever, E.Betts, H.Greenwood
EMG: P.Seedsman, W.Milera, A.Otten
IN: E.Betts, B.Crouch, J.Lever
OUT: A.Otten, W.Milera, P.Seedsman
B: J.Pittard, T.Clurey, J.Hombsch
HB: D.Byrne-Jones, T.Jonas, H.Hartlett
C: J.Westhoff, O.Wines, J.Polec
HF: S.Gray, J.Trengove, R.Gray
F: S.Powell-Pepper, C.Dixon, A.Young
R: P.Ryder, B.Ebert, T.Boak,
I/C: A.Monfries, K.Amon, J.Impey, A.Johnson
EMG: M.White, B.Ah Chee, D.Houston
IN: A.Monfries, A.Johnson
OUT: M.Broadbent, M.White