Rounding off the weekend’s AFL action is a mouth watering line up of two arch rivals as Port Adelaide face up against Adelaide in round 17 at the AAMI Stadium.
Statistics and recent from fly out the window when these two meet as it is always an outcome based on passion and pure grit and determination, making it anyone’s game for the taking.
The Adelaide force are favourites for this one at $1.27 with Ladbrokes.com.au and are unlikely to make any changes to the line up which dealt Geelong a satisfying defeat.
The Crows have come good after a disappointing start to the season, with very few picking the 11-point win over the Cats last round, and now, with a possible top eight finish on the cards will look to deliver their bitter rivals a defeat on Sunday afternoon.
Taylor Walker was in good form against the Cats last round kicking four goals, with Bernie Vince and Simon Goodwin strong on the park finishing with 32 and 29 disposals respectively.
Port are at long odds of $3.80 for the win, and have seen their season take the opposite path to their South Australian rivals as they started strong and have slowly retreated down the ladder to 14th place.
The Power started Matthew Primus’ new found coaching role against the Dogs last round in good form, and will look to mark round 17 with an upwards turn in their season with a win over the Crows.
Danyle Pearce is a bogey player for the Crows and he must capitalise on this fact to give the Power an extra dimension on Sunday afternoon, booting two goals and 20 disposals on average in the teams’ last four meetings implying his performance will be pivotal to the outcome.
Our tip of the match is to go with an Adelaide win by 20-39 points at $4.25 with Ladbrokes.com.au.
AFLRules Tip Of The Match
While history points to this game being closer than the odds suggest, it is hard to see the Crows failing at this point in the season with a finals place certainly attainable. Our tip of the match is to go with an Adelaide win by 20-39 points at $4.25 with Ladbrokes.com.au, although it will certainly be a thriller no matter what the outcome!