Port Adelaide will host West Coast in a crucial elimination final on Saturday night and will be desperate to get the win. The Power have struggled against top 8 sides all season but they get an easy target in West Coast who only just managed to scrape into the finals.
When: Saturday, September 9, 7.50pm (AEST)
Where: Adelaide Oval
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The Saturday night game is the one I’m not confident about.
I admit I’ve tipped and sacked both teams all year about 10 times.
Each time when they play well at home they convince me they can do something.
Then they jump on a plane and stink it up.
The Eagles were good against the Crows but so too were Port, albeit against the Suns, who did only kick three goals.
What do you make of that game??? Other than the Suns are pathetic.
So, one team beats the worst team in the comp, the other beats the best team. Hence my confusion.
I tell you what, if I’m alive coming to this one, I’ll be crushing my multi.
I’m going to pick the Power because they can score more easily than the Eagles and while the Eagles did win at Adelaide Oval earlier this year, the Power are a better side.
They’re not a 1.45 proposition, that’s for sure.
I’d have this game at 1.70 Port, 2.30 West Coast, so on that basis, the Eagles are the play for punters.
Value is the name of the game.
If the Eagles are within sniffing distance, they’ll be hard to run down and if the Power get the jump, then the Eagles could catch an early plane out of there.
The ruck dual decides this one.
If they can somehow stop Paddy Ryder then West Coast have a good chance.
They’re in trouble if they can’t.
I’m tipping Port, but I’ll take the 15.5 start for the Eagles because I reckon this’ll be the closest of the four matches all weekend.
Or I could get it completely wrong and one team could win by 100!
Can’t wait for it to finally start.
Port Adelaide at $1.45
West Coast at $2.85
Tip: Port Adelaide at $1.45
Line tip: West Coast +15.5
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Backs J.Pittard, T.Clurey, D.Houston
HBacks D.Byrne-Jones, D.Howard, H.Hartlett
Centre J.Westhoff, O.Wines, J.Polec
HForwards S.Gray, T.Marshall, R.Gray
Forwards J.Impey, C.Dixon, C.Wingard
Followers P.Ryder, B.Ebert, T.Boak
Interchange S.Powell-Pepper, J.Neade, K.Amon, R.Bonner
Emergencies A.Young, J.Trengove, A.Johnson
West Coast Eagles
Backs S.Hurn, E.Mackenzie, T.Barrass
HBacks E.Yeo, J.McGovern, B.Sheppard
Centre L.Duggan, M.Priddis, A.Gaff
HForwards J.Redden, J.Darling, L.Jetta
Forwards D.Petrie, J.Kennedy, M.LeCras
Followers N.Vardy, S.Mitchell, L.Shuey
Interchange D.Sheed, J.Cripps, L.Partington, M.Hutchings
Emergencies C.Masten, S.Wellingham, W.Schofield