We take a look at Sunday afternoons (25/8/2019) AFL 2019 Week 23 match is between the Port Adelaide Power and Fremantle Dockers. Port Adelaide head into this game as the short priced favourites but history shows that teams that have just sacked their coach often win their next game.
When: Sunday August 25th, 4:40pm
Where: Adelaide Oval
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
Port’s finals race might be well and truly run by the time they line up to play Freo on Sunday afternoon, with Port needing other results to go their way to stand a chance of playing in September.
They host a Dockers side that lost coach Ross Lyon on Tuesday, while the future of Power coach Ken Hinkley looks to be in jeopardy after he admitted on Tuesday that if Port don’t play finals, his time at Port will be up.
The Power didn’t turn up in a must-win game against North, losing by 86 points, despite being favourites. Freo also fell despite favouritism, losing by 32 points to the Bombers.
Freo has not had a good time of it at the Adelaide Oval, winning just once from eight starts, covering the line in just two of those games, with an average losing margin of more than six goals.
They are clearly a club in turmoil and why they didn’t choose to keep Ross Lyon until the end of the season is baffling. The Wolf thinks Port should roll over a dispirited Freo side in the final game of the home and away season.
Tip: Port Adelaide Power at $1.32
Value Tip: First Goal Scorer: Charlie Dixon at $10
B Dan Houston, Tom Jonas, Riley Bonner
HB Hamish Hartlett, Justin Westhoff, Darcy Byrne-Jones
C Xavier Duursma, Tom Rockliff, Karl Amon
HF Robbie Gray, Charlie Dixon, Sam Gray
F Todd Marshall, Paddy Ryder, Connor Rozee
FOL Scott Lycett, Ollie Wines, Travis Boak
I/C Matthew Broadbent, Ryan Burton, Sam Mayes, Billy Frampton, Cam Sutcliffe, Willem Drew, Trent McKenzie, Sam Powell-Pepper (Four to be omitted)
IN Xavier Duursma, Scott Lycett, Sam Mayes, Billy Frampton, Cam Sutcliffe, Willem Drew, Trent McKenzie
OUT Tom Clurey (Injured), Peter Ladhams (Omitted), Zak Butters (Omitted)
NEW Sam Mayes
B Taylin Duman, Joel Hamling, Connor Blakely
HB Darcy Tucker, Griffin Logue, Reece Conca
C Bradley Hill, Ethan Hughes, Ed Langdon
HF Andrew Brayshaw, Michael Walters, Adam Cerra
F Brandon Matera, Cam McCarthy, Sam Switkowski
FOL Sean Darcy, Nat Fyfe, David Mundy
I/C Mitchell Crowden, Lachie Schultz, Bailey Banfield, Brett Bewley, Travis Colyer, Scott Jones, Ryan Nyhuis, Jason Carter (Four to be omitted)
IN Bailey Banfield, Brett Bewley, Travis Colyer, Scott Jones, Ryan Nyhuis, Jason Carter
OUT Hayden Ballantyne (Rested), Aaron Sandilands (Rested)
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change