Port Adelaide entered 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.
Coach Ken Hinkley has taken Port Adelaide as far as a preliminary final in 2014, but the Power have struggled to fulfil that promise since.
Port 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.
Having missed the finals again in 2019, Hinkley and the Power have plenty to prove this year. 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|
|2019 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||$26||$2.75||$11||T Boak $67||M Bergman $34||C Dixon $41|
|Feb||$26||$2.75||$11||T Boak $67||M Bergman $34||C Dixon $41|
|Mar||$26||$2.75||$11||T Boak $67||M Bergman $34||C Dixon $41|
|May||$26||$2||$4.33||T Boak $81||M Georgiades $13||C Dixon $34|
|Jun||$26||$2||$4.33||T Boak $81||M Georgiades $13||C Dixon $34|
|Jul||$8||$1.04||$1.62||T Boak $17||M Georgiades $26||C Dixon $4|
|Aug||$8.50||$1.02||$1.40||T Boak $15||M Georgiades $17||C Dixon $10|
Best Port Adelaide bets for the 2020 AFL season
Where are the best Port Adelaide bets in the AFL futures markets that matter?
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- Port Adelaide rank among the most enigmatic teams in the AFL. Their best is very good, but we haven’t seen it often enough in the past few seasons. If you are looking at a long shot to win the flag, there are better, more reliable options out there.
- Can the Power make the finals this season? They have missed out two years running despite spending plenty of time inside the top eight. With the likes of Hawthorn, Melbourne and Carlton expected to improve significantly, Port will have to find new levels of consistency if they wish to feature in September.
- Fresh off a career-best year, Travis Boak will start the 2020 campaign as Port’s top candidate in the Brownlow Medal betting. Robbie Gray and Ollie Wines may also attract some interest at 100/1 odds.
- Connor Rozee finished second in the AFL Rising Star voting last year, but who is Port’s best young prospect this time around? Miles Bergman and Dylan Williams are two to keep an eye on.
- In four years at Alberton, Charlie Dixon has kicked more than 30 goals in a season only once. Injuries hindered him last year, but the former Gold Coast Suns star has not been good enough often enough. Robbie Gray is a better bet to top Port’s goalkicking, but he is unlikely to challenge for the Coleman Medal.
Port Adelaide players to watch in 2020
A water-skiing accident in preseason set the tone for what was a pretty ordinary 2019 for Wines. The big-bodied midfielder will miss the first few games of the 2020 season with a shoulder complaint, so it will be interesting to see how he fares on his return.
Will we ever see the best of 2008’s no.1 draft pick? A broken leg restricted Watts to only two games last season, so Power fans will hope he is ready to go in 2020. Jack’s skill, athleticism and versatility make him a valuable asset when he is up and about.
Dixon’s career average of 1.6 goals per game is nowhere good enough for a key forward of his status. The former Gold Coast star is running out of chances to show he is anything more than an overpriced list-clogger.
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:
8.4 – Warren Tredrea vs. Carlton, Rd 8 1998
- Most Best & Fairest awards:
Warren Tredrea, Kane Cornes – four
- Most goals in a season:
Warren Tredrea – 81 (2004)
- Most career goals:
Warren Tredrea – 549