Port Adelaide entered into the AFL in 1997, joining the Adelaide Crows as the second side from South Australia in the national competition.
The club’s predecessors, the Port Adelaide Magpies, have a proud history of success in the South Australian National Football League, and it took the Power just seven seasons to translate that success to the AFL with a maiden premiership in 2004 over the Brisbane Lions.
The pickings since that history-making flag have been slim.
After inheriting a struggling side earlier in the decade, coach Ken Hinkley has taken Port Adelaide as far as a preliminary final in 2014, but has since struggled to fulfil that promise since.
The Power got serious in the 2017 trade window, recruiting Melbourne forward Jack Watts, former Brisbane captain Tom Rockliff and dynamic Geelong wingman Daniel Motlop in an effort to add the firepower and experience needed to take the next step.
However, a horror finish to the 2018 home and away season saw Port slide out of finals contention altogether despite spending much of the year in and around the top four.
Another busy trade period means the Power will enter 2019 as something of an unknown quantity. Let’s take a look at the odds and see where the club sits in the major AFL betting markets.
About the Port Adelaide Power
|Home ground:||Adelaide Oval|
|Premierships:||1 – 2014|
|2018 ladder finish:||10th|
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Updated Port Adelaide futures betting
|2019 Premiership||Make Finals||Make Top 4||Brownlow Odds||Rising Star Odds||Coleman Odds|
|Jan||$18||$2||$4.50||R Gray $34||R Gray $34|
Best Port Adelaide bets for the 2018 AFL season
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- The Power are a real enigma and provide an interesting story in premiership betting. in 2017 the Power won 14 matches and at times looked like a real threat – but struggled with consistency against the league’s best sides. There’s no doubting they’ve improved their list and will be hungry to make the top four and compete for the ultimate. If they stay fit and the recruits gel together, the $9 at Sportsbet could begin to look like a real bargain.
- Finals are an absolute minimum expectation for the Power in 2018 and their odds reflect that. The Power will win enough games at home to be a finals contender. If they don’t make finals, things could get very, very hairy for coach Ken Hinkley.
- An early-season suspension for Port Adelaide gun Robbie Gray has robbed the side of its only real Brownlow threat, but we suggest keeping a close eye on new recruit Tom Rockliff. Rockliff is a midfield general that gets a heap of the ball and hits the scoreboard. Playing for a team that will win more games than it loses for the first time in his career Rockliff could be a real smokey in this market.
- Todd Marshal
, paying $21 at Sportsbet.com.au, has had a taste of senior football in 2017 and showed a bit to suggest that he could play at the highest level again in 2018. Granted, he’ll have to improve and develop to break into what should be a stacked midfield, but he’s worth keeping an eye on at odds.
- Port’s big, bearded forward Charlie Dixon is the club’s favourite in Coleman Medal betting this year. While he has all the tools to pile on the goals and be a Coleman contender, we expect the Power to use him in a variety of roles further up the ground, which will hurt his chances. Watch this space – if Port play Dixon as a lone forward all year, that $21 at Sportsbet will be real value.
Port Adelaide Power 2019 AFL fixture
|1||Melbourne Demons||MCG||Saturday, March 23||1:45pm AEDT|
|2||Carlton Blues||Adelaide Oval||Saturday, March 30||4:40pm ACDT|
|3||Brisbane Lions||The Gabba||Saturday, April 6||6:25pm AEST|
|4||Richmond Tigers||Adelaide Oval||Saturday, April 13||4:05pm ACST|
|5||West Coast Eagles||Optus Stadium||Friday, April 19||6:10pm AWST|
|6||North Melbourne Kangaroos||Adelaide Oval||Friday, April 26||7:20pm ACST|
|7||Collingwood Magpies||Marvel Stadium||Friday, May 5||7:50pm AEST|
|8||Adelaide Crows||Adelaide Oval||Saturday, May 11||7:10pm ACST|
|9||Gold Coast Suns||Adelaide Oval||Sunday, May 19||12:40pm ACST|
|10||Hawthorn Hawks||UTAS Stadium||Saturday, May 25||1.45pm AEST|
|11||St Kilda Saints||Jiangwan Stadium||Sunday, June 2||12:10pm AWST|
|13||Fremantle Dockers||Optus Stadium||Saturday, June 15||2:35pm AWST|
|14||Geelong Cats||Adelaide Oval||Saturday, June 22||7:10pm ACST|
|15||Western Bulldogs||Adelaide Oval||Saturday, June 29||7:10pm ACST|
|16||Adelaide Crows||Adelaide Oval||Saturday, July 6||4:05pm ACST|
|17||Brisbane Lions||Adelaide Oval||Sunday, July 14||4:10pm ACST|
|18||Richmond Tigers||MCG||Saturday, July 20||1:45pm AEST|
|19||GWS Giants||Adelaide Oval||Saturday, July 27||7:10pm ACST|
|20||Essendon Bombers||Marvel Stadium||Saturday, August 3||1:45pm AEST|
|21||Sydney Swans||Adelaide Oval||Saturday, August 10||1:40pm ACST|
|22||North Melbourne Kangaroos||Marvel Stadium||Saturday, August 17||7:25pm AEST|
|23||Fremantle Dockers||Adelaide Oval||TBA||TBA|
Port Adelaide Power 2018 playing list
Port Adelaide Power records
Most matches: Kane Cornes – 300 (2001-2015)
Most matches coached: Mark Williams – 274 (1999-2010)
Most goals kicked in one match: 8 goals – Warren Tredrea vs. Carlton, Rd 8 1998
Most Best & Fairest awards: Warren Tredrea, Kane Cornes – 4
Most goals in a season: Warren Tredrea – 81 (2004)
Most career goals: Warren Tredrea – 549
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