Port Adelaide Power vs. Richmond Tigers
MATCH UP STATS
Port Adelaide Power vs. Richmond Tigers
2018 premiership odds:Port Adelaide Power: $15 @ CrownBet.com.auRichmond Tigers: $3.75 @ CrownBet.com.au
Form guide:Port Adelaide Power: WLWWLRichmond Tigers: WWLWW
Round 11 result:Port Adelaide Power: Loss to Hawthorn, 64-61Richmond Tigers: Win over Essendon, 43-114
Friday, 8th June, 7:50 pm AEST, 2018, Adelaide Oval, Watch on the Seven Network and on the Fox Footy Network.
The Adelaide Oval is set to explode this Friday night when the Port Adelaide Power host the Richmond Tigers in a must win match for these two big clubs.
The importance this game holds for each side is immeasurable and is one of the most vital matches in the opening bye round of the year.
Port Adelaide must win to remain in contention to finish inside the top four — a number of clubs, including Collingwood and North Melbourne, have usurped them on the ladder after 11 games.
The Tigers are yet to prove they can beat a powerful side while playing away from the MCG in 2018. This win would clearly silence those doubting the club’s back-to-back prospects.
Port Adelaide did everything they could to win last week, but came up short. Tasmania has proven to be a hard place to travel during the season. This week they can put that excuse aside as they will be in front of 50,000 Port Adelaide die-hards.
Richmond made a statement against the in-form Essendon in the Dreamtime at the G game, sending Bomber fans home by three quarter time.
Richmond are yet to win a match outside of Melbourne so far this season, and it will take a four quarter effort to knock off the Power in Adelaide.
Such an interesting match has plenty of markets to pick from. Here’s our tips for Friday’s massive clash.
Port Adelaide Power vs. Richmond Tigers Round 12 – Total Points Tips
Port Adelaide Power 67.5 Over/Under
When coming up against one of the best defensive units in the league you need to be able to match them, and that is what the Power are going to do this Friday. The Likes of Robbie Gray, Charlie Dixon and Chad Wingard have had solid seasons without being outstanding. If they all step up at once, the Power can defeat any side they encounter. Some middle tier players such as Sam Gray and Steve Motlop are also capable of kicking a bag and winning the match for the Power this Friday.
Richmond Tigers 72.5 Over/Under
Under @ $1.85
The Port Adelaide backline may be young and learning, but this looks like the week they will become a solid unit. Tom Jonas and Dougal Howard do their jobs very well and we think they’re a perfect fit to challenge Jack Riewoldt and Josh Caddy. Riley Bonnar also does a terrific job at rebounding 50 with his quality kicking skills — a great asset to have against the small and pressure-fixated Richmond forwards.
Port Adelaide Power vs. Richmond Tigers Round 12 – Race to Tips
Race to 15 Points
What better way to start off the match then being the first side to 15 points? If Port want any chance of winning this match, they will need to play at full burst from the opening bounce and assert some authority to the premiers. The quick ball movement and isolation of full-back Alex Rance are the keys to scoring against Richmond, if they can pull this off, they will score.
Race to 15 Second Quarter
Richmond Tigers @ $1.75 with Ladbrokes
What way best typifies the premiership attitude then coming back into the game after being down in the first quarter, by scoring heavily in the second? We can see the Tigers easily-scoring in a massive wave in the second term against the Power, who whilst young and competent, still lack the correct amount of discipline to hold off the scoring champions. The small forwards will be out and about in the cold Adelaide air, finding the footy and kicking cheeky goals that most sides are incapable of doing.
Port Adelaide Power vs. Richmond Tigers Round 12 – Player Special Tip
Dusty to Dominate
So far in 2018, Dusty just hasn’t being up to the standard that he set last season. This match will be the one. Nat Fyfe was suspended during the week, giving Dusty and a number of contenders a better chance at taking home Charlie. Dustin Martin will be very keen to announce himself as the game’s best player once again.
Power vs. Tigers Match Predictions
Match Result: Richmond Tigers to win @ $1.75 with CrownBet
Line Betting: Port Adelaide Power +4.5 @ $1.92 with CrownBet
Richmond clearly is the better side out of the two and barring any injuries in the match, should be eventual winners. Having said that, we’re tipping an absolute thriller with only a few points separating the sides, so we’re backing Port at the line.
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