The fourth game on Saturday for AFL Round 20 is between Geelong Cats and Fremantle Dockers. The game is set to commence at 7:10 PM with the game to be played at Adelaide Oval. The favourite for the match is home team Geelong Cats. View our preview and teams for the game between Geelong Cats and Fremantle Dockers.
Round: Round 20 , August 09, 2014, 7:10 PM
Stadium: Adelaide Oval
Weather: 18° Partly cloudy.
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PORT needs a scalp and it needs one fast to return some confidence to the playing group. The club has lost its way in recent weeks, morphing from a premiership contender into a side that appears more likely to simply make up the numbers come September. A win against the Sydney Swans would certainly lift morale at the club, but the Swans are in premiership-winning form and it will take a spectacular effort to halt that juggernaut. The 2012 premiers will be out to reclaim top spot after being dethroned by Hawthorn last weekend.
LAST FIVE TIMES
R13, 2014, Sydney Swans 14.14 (98) d Port Adelaide 13.16 (94) at SCG
R13, 2013, Port Adelaide 10.12 (72) d Sydney Swans 8.6 (54) at AAMI Stadium
R3, 2012, Sydney Swans 16.9 (105) d Port Adelaide 12.11 (83) at AAMI Stadium
R8, 2011, Sydney Swans 18.13 (121) d Port Adelaide 9.5 (59) at SCG
R12, 2010, Sydney Swans 14.9 (93) d Port Adelaide 8.7 (55) at AAMI Stadium
THE SIX POINTS
1. Both the Power and Swans have entered attacking 50 with ease this year; the Swans are ranked second for entries averaging 56.3, while Port is third with 55.8 a game.
2. He might be leading the race for this year’s Coleman Medal, but Jay Schulz hasstruggled against the Swans in recent times. He’s booted just five goals from his last three games.
3. No side has laid more tackles in 2014 than the Swans, averaging 74.4 a game, while the Power is fifth with 71.8.
4. After round 14 Port Adelaide was top of the ladder and a game clear. Since then they have lost four of five games, kicking an average score of 76 points; before round 15 their average score was 111 points.
5. Despite losing two of their last three at the Adelaide Oval the Power’s record at the venue remains impressive, winning eight of 10 games this season. Tthe Swans won their first game at the venue thrashing Adelaide in round three by 63 points.
6. 6. Lance Franklin’s recent form against the Power has helped cement his status as the League’s No. 1 key forward according to the Official AFL Player Ratings – he has 23 goals from his last five games.
B: Jared Rivers, Tom Lonergan, Corey Enright
HB: Andrew Mackie, Harry Taylor, Cameron Guthrie
C: Mathew Stokes, Joel Selwood, Travis Varcoe
HF: Steven Motlop, Shane Kersten, Steve Johnson
F: Jimmy Bartel, Tom Hawkins, Allen Christensen
Fol: Hamish McIntosh, Josh Caddy, James Kelly
I/C: Mark Blicavs, Mitch Duncan, George Horlin-Smith, Jordan Murdoch
Emg: Jed Bews, Dawson Simpson, Billie Smedts
In: Hamish McIntosh,
Out: Dawson Simpson (omitted)
B Lee Spurr, Zac Dawson, Paul Duffield
HB Danyle Pearce, Luke McPharlin, Michael Johnson.
C Cameron Sutcliffe, Ryan Crowley, Stephen Hill.
HF Michael Barlow, Chris Mayne, Nat Fyfe
F Hayden Ballantyne, Matthew Pavlich, Zac Clarke.
Fol Aaron Sandilands, David Mundy, Nick Suban.
I/C Lachie Neale, Matt de Boer, Hayden Crozier, Max Duffy.
Emg Matt Taberner, Alex Silvagni, Michael Walters
In Hayden Crozier, Max Duffy.
Out Garrick Ibbotson (back), Tendai Mzungu (hamstring)