Port Adelaide
Power
10.16 (76)
10.16
76
West Coast
Eagles
12.6 (78)
12.6
78
FULLTIME
2017-09-09T09:50:00Z
Adelaide Oval

Preview

Not many people are giving the Eagles much of a chance after just managing to scrape into the finals.

However, despite West Cost’s inconsistent form and Port’s home ground advantage, the Eagles have every chance of causing an upset.

West Coast’s poor record away from home is well documented, particularly when travelling to Melbourne. But Adam Simpson’s side has a brilliant record at Adelaide Oval. They have won five of six games at the venue and are yet to lose to the Power in three meetings there.

The last time the two sides met was in round 16 at Domain Stadium, with the Power running away 32-point winners.

The Eagles were missing Josh Kennedy on that day, as Charlie Dixon booted five goals up the other end for Port, while Brad Ebert (31 disposals) and Ollie Wines (28 disposals) led all comers in the midfield.

Meanwhile, Mark LeCras and Jack Darling both kicked four goals in Kennedy’s absence.

Port won its final three games of the home and away season and go into the finals with plenty of momentum and should get over the line.

Tip: Port Adelaide by 13

Team Line-Ups



Team Stats


420 Disposals 392
175 Contested Possessions 168
232 Kicks 252
188 Handballs 140
25 Free Kicks 17
40 Clearances 49
12 Centre Clearances 13
28 Stoppages 36
63 Inside 50 46
91 Marks 125
11 Marks in 50 8
12 Contested Marks 20
84 Tackles 77
59 Hit-Outs 42

Player Stats


Port Adelaide Power

PlayerKHDMHOFFFATGB
Brad Ebert6162230121110
Chad Wingard1311246011212
Charlie Dixon185237151436
Dan Houston810186011400
Darcy Byrne-Jones1212245021500
Dougal Howard122147001200
Hamish Hartlett138215010200
Jake Neade811193010100
Jared Polec196254001400
Jarman Impey91102000301
Jasper Pittard92114000200
Justin Westhoff1110216410200
Karl Amon1410245010201
Ollie Wines919284000320
Patrick Ryder34705403501
Riley Bonner109193020200
Robbie Gray1218306023601
Sam Gray125176010320
Sam Powell-Pepper1091910311011
Todd Marshall55103021400
Tom Clurey5383001100
Travis Boak1412262010603

West Coast Eagles

PlayerKHDMHOFFFATGB
Andrew Gaff2311348001102
Brad Sheppard113147010200
Dom Sheed136196020301
Drew Petrie1321571822620
Elliot Yeo146206010100
Eric Mackenzie96158014200
Jack Darling47113000730
Jack Redden1011212013600
Jamie Cripps125177002210
Jeremy McGovern1872515000200
Josh Kennedy64102010230
Lewis Jetta152176000301
Liam Duggan82104002300
Luke Partington56113001200
Luke Shuey17153250521120
Mark Hutchings97167000300
Mark LeCras6393011401
Matt Priddis17163350021010
Nathan Vardy61732410401
Sam Mitchell1214265003000
Shannon Hurn163198012200
Thomas Barrass83115000100

Summary

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