MATCH CENTRE
MATCH CENTRE
ROUND 3

PORT ADELAIDE

V

ADELAIDE

AdelaideADEL WIN BY 17
12.11
83
FT
15.10
100
Adelaide Oval
2017-04-08T09:40:00Z

Preview

Because 'The Showdown' isn't big enough, the two South Australian-based teams sit atop the AFL ladder after two rounds and have quite comfortably been the most convincing teams over the opening fortnight of the season.

Injuries to key players have overshadowed the build up however, with Adelaide's Josh Jenkins and Port's Robbie Gray both in doubt for the match. Port's Jack Hombsch will be out for up to a month with a knee injury.

Jenkins is less likely out of the two to play after copping a rib-tickling knock at high speed following a collision with Hawthorn debutant Teia Miles. Gray, meanwhile, is suffering from a groin straight following a dominant 30 possession, six goal game last week against Fremantle.

Defender Andy Otten could be in line to return for the Crows however could be swung around to the opposite 50 should Jenkins not play. Jake Lever could also make his first appearance of the season.

As for who will (try to) shut down the elusive Eddie Betts, Nathan Krakouer's name will be up for discussion at the selection table despite not having played since the JLT series. Half backs Jasper Pittard and Hamish Hartlett are also a chance to be included to provide the Power some run from their defensive 50. Jackson Trengove is likely to fill the Hombsch void in defence.

Both teams run at high speed. Both teams like to score and more importantly, know how to. One team will suffer their first lost of the season come Saturday night while the other will have bragging rights until next time.

This has all of the makings to be a classic.

Crows by 3.

Team Line-Ups

Team Stats


Port Adelaide

Adelaide

Disposals
MATCH
347.5
2024 AVG.
3823
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
370.6
2024 AVG.
4077
2024 TOTAL
Contested Possessions
MATCH
129.9
2024 AVG.
1429
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
136.3
2024 AVG.
1499
2024 TOTAL
Kicks
MATCH
218.6
2024 AVG.
2405
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
220.6
2024 AVG.
2427
2024 TOTAL
Handballs
MATCH
128.9
2024 AVG.
1418
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
150
2024 AVG.
1650
2024 TOTAL
Frees For
MATCH
18.5
2024 AVG.
204
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
18.7
2024 AVG.
206
2024 TOTAL
Clearances
MATCH
38.1
2024 AVG.
419
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
38.6
2024 AVG.
425
2024 TOTAL
Centre Clearances
MATCH
12.6
2024 AVG.
139
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
11.8
2024 AVG.
130
2024 TOTAL
Stoppage Clearances
MATCH
25.5
2024 AVG.
280
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
26.8
2024 AVG.
295
2024 TOTAL
Inside 50
MATCH
56.5
2024 AVG.
622
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
52.7
2024 AVG.
580
2024 TOTAL
Marks
MATCH
93
2024 AVG.
1023
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
91.3
2024 AVG.
1004
2024 TOTAL
Marks Inside 50
MATCH
14.3
2024 AVG.
157
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
11.2
2024 AVG.
123
2024 TOTAL
Contested Marks
MATCH
9.4
2024 AVG.
103
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
9.3
2024 AVG.
102
2024 TOTAL
Tackles
MATCH
66.1
2024 AVG.
727
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
60.8
2024 AVG.
669
2024 TOTAL
Hit Outs
MATCH
39.8
2024 AVG.
438
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
46.3
2024 AVG.
509
2024 TOTAL

Player Stats


Port Adelaide

Adelaide


Summary


Score Breakdown

  1 2 3 4
4.6
30
6.6
42
9.8
62
12.11
83
3.3
21
7.9
51
11.10
76
15.10
100

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