2019 AFL – Port Adelaide vs Fremantle Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Port Adelaide vs Fremantle taking place? Sunday 25th August – 07:40 (UK) / 16:10 (ACST)

Where is Port Adelaide vs Fremantle taking place? Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

What television channel is Port Adelaide vs Fremantle on? Not shown live in the UK / Foxtel in Australia

Where can I stream Port Adelaide vs Fremantle? Unavailable to stream in the UK / This match can be streamed live via the AFL Live app in Australia

Where can I get tickets for Port Adelaide vs Fremantle? https://www.afl.com.au/tickets

THE TEAM NEWS

PORT ADELAIDE

  • Port Adelaide Power were hammered by North Melbourne Kangaroos last week which prevented them from making it three wins in a row and leaves them with a mountain to climb to finish in the top 8.
  • After back-to-back wins, the Power were looking good as they chased the final spot in the finals but last week’s defeat in which they conceded 144 points means they must win big this week to have any chance of prolonging their season.
  • Following the desperate performance against the Kangaroos, Peter Ladhams, Sam Powell-Pepper and Zak Butters have been dropped whilst Tom Clurey is out with an illness which sees Xavier Duursma, Scott Lycett, Trent McKenzie and Willem Drew come into the side.

FREMANTLE

  • Fremantle Dockers lost a second successive game and will want to avoid a third straight defeat to end the season as they travel to Port Adelaide Power on the back of a loss to Essendon Bombers.
  • The Dockers have now lost seven of their last nine matches which has seen them fall out of contention for the finals and that run could be made worse here with Fremantle managing just two wins on the road all season.
  • Hugh Dixon will come in to make his AFL debut for the Dockers and he will line-up alongside Scott Jones, Ryan Nyhuis and Bailey Banfield with Sean Darcy out through injury, Lachie Schultz dropped whilst Hayden Ballantyne and Aaron Sandilands were farewelled in last week’s game.

THE PREDICTION

Port Adelaide Power have it all to do if they are to make the finals with their fate lying in the hands of others following last week’s big loss. They must win here and hope other results go their way but everything must fall perfectly for them if they are to finish in the top 8. They host Fremantle in their final home game of the season and with the Dockers struggling on the road all season, the home side can end their year on a high and potentially find themselves in the finals.

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