2020 AFL – Gold Coast Suns vs Port Adelaide Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Gold Coast Suns vs Port Adelaide taking place? Saturday 21st March, 2020 – 08:25 (UK) / 18:25 (local)

Where is Gold Coast Suns vs Port Adelaide taking place? Metricon Stadium, Carrara

What television channel is Gold Coast Suns vs Port Adelaide on? In the UK, five matches each week will be televised on BT Sport and you can see their schedule here. For the TV channel in Australia, visit this link

Where can I stream Gold Coast Suns vs Port Adelaide? If the match is televised in the UK, then BT Sport subscribers will be able to stream it live via BT Sport Player. Additionally, those with a Watch AFL subscription can stream any 2020 AFL match live (outside of Australia). Those in Australia can stream any match live via AFL Live Pass

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

THE TEAM NEWS

GOLD COAST SUNS

  • Gold Coast Suns endured a wretched campaign in 2019 as they managed just three wins during the entire season and they will come into this year having failed to end their losing streak.
  • The Suns lost their last 18 AFL fixtures and will be desperate to put that run behind them as quickly as possible but will be under pressure to do so with a lack of confidence likely to be evident.
  • With so many issues to fix from last year, it is no surprise to see them name a raft of new players in their side for this season opener with the top-two draft picks in Matt Rowell and Noah Anderson set to debut, while Hugh Greenwood, Connor Budarick and Brandon Ellis will also make their first appearances.

PORT ADELAIDE

  • Port Adelaide narrowly missed out on a spot in the play-offs but a three-match losing streak towards the end of the season proved to be crucial despite then managing to win three of their last four games.
  • The Power were solid on the road last season, winning five of their 11 matches which matched their home record for the season and they will be hoping for similar success away from home this year.
  • Port Adelaide have received a boost with the news that enforcer Scott Lycett will play after overcoming an Achilles injury but power forward Charlie Dixon is unavailable with an adductor problem.

THE PREDICTION

Gold Coast Suns went on an abysmal run last season and were unable to break their losing streak meaning that they carry it into this season. They have lost their last 18 matches and that run could be set to continue. The Suns were hammered on several occasions during that run and Port Adelaide will be keen to capitalise on their lack of confidence in round 1 with the Power likely to be comfortable victors.

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