9.7
61
12.15
87
FULL TIME
2019-03-23T02:45:00Z
MCG
Attendance: 38,866
9.7
61
12.15
87
FULL TIME
2019-03-23T02:45:00Z
MCG
Attendance: 38,866

Preview

Team News: Ken Hinkley announced on Tuesday that the Power outfit to line up in round one would feature eleven changes from their round 23 side from 2018, including four debutants. Draft picks Connor Rozee, Zak Butters and Xavier Duursma will all be selected, along with third-year midfielder Willem Drew. Meanwhile, key recruits Scott Lycett and Ryan Burton will also take their place in the side. A decision on whether Paddy Ryder plays will be made later in the week, while captain Ollie Wines will miss with a shoulder injury and power forward Charlie Dixon is set to be sidelined for a significant chunk of time with leg and ankle issues.

Steven May’s Melbourne debut will be delayed by a week after being suspended for a week for an incident in the Demons’ final JLT match. Meanwhile, neither of May’s fellow recruits Kade Kolodjashnij and Braydon Preuss will play after the latter injured his groin in a VFL practice match. Kolodjashnij has been hampered by a hamstring complaint throughout the preseason. Jack Viney faces a race to prove his fitness after suffering a corkie.

Prediction: The Demons will be fired up in front of a big crowd after their successful 2018 campaign and should run over the top of a young, inexperienced Power unit. If the Demons apply scoreboard pressure early, this match has blowout written all over it. 71% of tippers agree with us. Demons by 48.

Previous 5 Games

Melbourne

DATE OPP RESULT
22/9/18EaglesL 121 - 55
14/9/18HawksW 71 - 104
7/9/18CatsW 75 - 46
26/8/18GiantsW 102 - 57
19/8/18EaglesW 91 - 108

Port Adelaide

DATE OPP RESULT
24/8/18BombersL 89 - 111
18/8/18MagpiesL 115 - 64
11/8/18EaglesL 58 - 62
4/8/18CrowsL 96 - 93
29/7/18BulldogsW 34 - 78
 

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Team Stats


   
Disposals 333 vs 426
Contested Possessions 150 vs 151
Kicks 210 vs 231
Handballs 123 vs 195
Free Kicks 28 vs 20
Clearances 33 vs 30
Centre Clearances 15 vs 9
Stoppages 18 vs 21
Inside 50 45 vs 59
Marks 76 vs 102
Marks in 50 14 vs 15
Contested Marks 8 vs 12
Tackles 53 vs 71
Hit-Outs 29 vs 32

Player Stats


Melbourne

PlayerKHDMHOFFFATGB
Alex Neal-Bullen96152010502
Angus Brayshaw179264031311
Bayley Fritsch77144000210
Charlie Spargo65117000000
Christian Petracca510153003311
Christian Salem302325030400
Clayton Oliver1310231021300
Corey Wagner113144021400
Jack Viney64101020400
Jake Melksham151168002120
James Harmes1211235010401
Jayden Hunt59140020400
Marty Hore77142001100
Max Gawn761332132200
Michael Hibberd141155021100
Nathan Jones127196000110
Neville Jetta46103012200
Oscar McDonald4151000100
Sam Frost4593025200
Sam Weideman67134510211
Tom McDonald4484301110
Tom Sparrow122141030310

Port Adelaide

PlayerKHDMHOFFFATGB
Brad Ebert1211239002610
Connor Rozee612185013500
Dan Houston106163000400
Darcy Byrne-Jones118195001200
Jack Watts1210229001300
Justin Westhoff126189012550
Karl Amon714213000200
Patrick Ryder44821621101
Riley Bonner117184010300
Robbie Gray1013234033213
Ryan Burton197263003502
Sam Powell-Pepper128203014203
Scott Lycett371001610100
Steven Motlop109193010100
Todd Marshall82104030011
Tom Clurey114153000100
Tom Jonas66122011200
Tom Rockliff24204410013800
Travis Boak1717349013812
Willem Drew1011215021500
Xavier Duursma97165000211
Zak Butters76132010320

Match Summary


  Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Melbourne 4.3 (27) 6.5 (41) 9.7 (61) 9.7 (61)
Port Adelaide 2.4 (16) 6.8 (44) 10.9 (69) 12.15 (87)

Best On Ground

Melbourne

Angus BrayshawA Brayshaw26 disposals
1 goal

Port Adelaide

Travis BoakT Boak34 disposals
1 goal