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McGovern & Dixon goals betting – Adelaide vs. Port Adelaide JLT odds


    Adelaide Crows vs. Port Adelaide Power

    • 2018 Premiership odds:

      Adelaide Crows: $6 @
      Port Adelaide Power: $8.50 @
    • 2017 finish:

      Adelaide Crows: 5th: Elimination final exit
      Port Adelaide Power: 1st: Runners up, Grand Final
    • Form guide:

      Adelaide Crows: JLT 1: Defeated Fremantle, 91-81
      Port Adelaide Power: JLT 1: Defeated by West Coast, 56-54

By Nathan Marotta

Saturday, 10th March, 2018, 4:05 PM AEST, Alberton Oval, Watch on Fox Footy.

The battle between South Australian powerhouses Adelaide and Port Adelaide will undoubtedly be the best on offer on Saturday’s triple-treat of JLT pre-season matches.

The Power and Crows will do battle in Alberton in the final curtain raiser before round one.

Both teams played in close matches last week. Port Adelaide suffered déjà vu from its finals exit last season, failing to beat the West Coast Eagles in a nail biter that was decided in the final seconds of the match – again.

Adelaide showed its experience as they overcame the young Fremantle Dockers.

While the Power did crumble under the pressure of the Eagles in a low-scoring game, they did reveal a few younger players that are putting their hands up for round one selection. Dom Barry played in the midfield and drifted forward collecting 20 touches along the way.

Port Adelaide wouldn’t dare to enter a showdown – even in pre-season – without the full intention of winning.

Adelaide found itself being pushed by Fremantle, which played much better than most pundits expected. With an undermanned midfield, the Crows still showed that they are a dominant force within the league.

Applying the same mindset and intensity will not be enough this week and the return of Rory Sloane and Brad Crouch are to be expected to boost the midfield class.

Let’s move on to the tips for what should be a ripper of a game.

Port Adelaide Power vs. Adelaide Crows JLT most goals tips

Port Adelaide Power

Charlie Dixon +275 @ Sportsbet

With the inclusion of more class into the Port Adelaide midfield, Charlie Dixon will thrive with the amount of ball that will be coming his way. Dixon, who has adapted to life quickly in South Australia since crossing from Gold Coast last season, kicked three last week in a low scoring match and looks to be in the running for the Coleman if he remains a one-out forward.

Adelaide Crows

Mitch McGovern $6.00 @ Sportsbet

This high-flying young lad is ready to take the next step in becoming a household name. The more experience Mitch gets, the better he becomes – we think he’s ready to take a huge leap in 2018. McGovern plays his best footy when flying for marks inside 50 and Port Adelaide’s backline doesn’t look to run deep enough to lockdown the Crows dangerous forward line. We think McGovern will be the beneficiary and the $6 is value.

Port Adelaide Power vs. Adelaide Crows JLT Super Margin tips

Port Adelaide Power

1-9 $8.00 @ Sportsbet

While the pre-season is a different beast to the real thing, the Power struggled against the top sides in 2017 and it eventually cost them in the finals.

Yes, it’s a practice match, but Port Adelaide will want to prove a point against its cross-town rival in what should be an intense match. If the Power are to get up against the grand finalists, then the margin will be no more than single digits.

Adelaide Crows

20-29 +750 @ Sportsbet

We find it hard to see Port beating a strong side, but we can easily see them putting up a decent fight.

Adelaide will field a quality side and are still looking to integrate new players in the pursuit of a premiership formula. If they bring something close to their best, they should be able to hold the Power at bay until the final siren.

Port Adelaide Power vs Adelaide Crows JLT Match Predictions

Match Result: Adelaide to win @ $1.68 with Sportsbet
Line Betting: Adelaide – 6.5 @ -111.11 with Sportsbet

Port Adelaide has a bad habit of losing close games, even preseason practice matches as we witnessed last week. The Crows should win, but we think the Power will give them a run for their money.