Port Adelaide Power vs. Adelaide Crows
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Port Adelaide Power vs. Adelaide Crows
2018 premiership odds:Port Adelaide Power: $13 @ CrownBet.com.auAdelaide Crows: $6 @ CrownBet.com.au
Form guide:Port Adelaide Power: WLLWLAdelaide Crows: WLWWW
Round 7 result:Port Adelaide Power: Loss to West Coast, 102-60Adelaide Crows: Win over Carlton, 125-70
By Nathan Marotta
Saturday, 12th May, 5:10 pm AEDT, 2018, Adelaide Oval, Watch on the Fox Footy Network.
South Australia will be divided in half this week as the 44th Adelaide showdown revs up.
Port Adelaide is the host for this blockbuster, providing a crowd advantage that can often be seen as a big advantage in these encounters.
Adelaide completed a confidence-boosting win over the Blues last week in a semi-competitive affair that ended in a 55-margin.
Multiple players are a chance to return for both teams before Saturday’s match. Adelaide have confirmed Captain Tex Walker and gun midfielder Rory Sloane are in the frame to return.
Power officials have been transparent this week, mentioning that young forward star Chad Wingard did complete full training, but is still only a slight chance to play.
South Australia take pride in the showdown — the players and coaches put on a show for the whole state. Hopefully this match can live up to the potential and be one of the best games of the year.
Here’s our tips for Saturday’s massive clash.
Port Adelaide Power vs. Adelaide Crows Round 8 – Race To Tips
Race to 5 Goals
Adelaide Crows @ $1.68 with Ladbrokes
With the return of one of the best forwards in the league, who also is the esteemed and respected captain, the Crows will be on track to start the game with a higher intensity. Rory Sloane will also be a massive help in relieving pressure from other midfielders such as Matt Crouch and Bryce Gibbs. The savage Port Adelaide home crowd will not bother the Crows as they have experienced the big stage before, this time they should get the early jump.
Race to 15 – 2QT
We expect the Crows to start better, but Port to fire back with a vengeance in the second quarter of the match. The second quarter has been successful for the Power so far this season and we think they will do well once again. Adelaide allowed the Blues to come back in the second term last week, we believe it will happen again.
Port Adelaide Power vs. Adelaide Crows Round 8 – Total Points Tips
Port Adelaide Power 80.5 Over/Under
Over @ $1.97 with CrownBet
Previous form is thrown out the window leading into a showdown. Even though the Power are not playing great football right now, we predict they can turn their whole season around in this match. Scoring over 80 against the powerful Crows will be a statement to the AFL, win or lose. With Paddy Ryder back at his best at home, the Power are capable of anything.
Adelaide Crows 100.5 Over/Under
Port Adelaide has a fairly strong backline that will be hard for the Crows to score against in this match. If the midfield battle determines the match, we could see a low scoring game. As football has panned out so far in 2018, most games have been low scoring affairs. The odds are decent and will fit well within a multi at $1.43.
Port Adelaide Power vs. Adelaide Crows Round 8 – Showdown Medal Tip
Paul Seedsman @ $21 with William Hill
Paul Seedsman has surprised all his critics this season as he has magically become one of the premier wingman in the competition. With the highest metres gained average and total, Paul has changed the way Adelaide moves the ball so far this season. Port Adelaide have decent wingman, but we think that if Paul gets going early, he can really break the game open and attract plenty of attention, especially with his long-ranged goals on the run. A smokey at $21, it’s worth a second thought if you decide to go for the ex-Pie.
Power vs. Crows match predictions
Match Result: Adelaide to win @ $1.56 with Sportsbet
Line Betting: Port Adelaide +10.5 @ $1.92 with Sportsbet
In what will be a cracking match, we foresee the Crows finishing the match as the eventual winners. Adelaide is playing the better football, has more scoring options and will be desperate to entrench themselves inside the top four.
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