WHEN: Saturday July 21, 7.10pm
WHERE: TIO Stadium, NT
LAST TIME: Port Adelaide 17.12 (112) defeated Melbourne 15.14 (104), round 24, 2011 at Adelaide Oval
B: Daniel Nicholson, James Frawley, Colin Garland
HB: Joel Macdonald, Tom McDonald, Jack Grimes
C: Rohan Bail, Colin Sylvia, Sam Blease
HF: Ricky Petterd, Stefan Martin, Jeremy Howe
F: James Magner, Jared Rivers, Brad Green
Foll: Jake Spencer, Jack Trengove, Nathan Jones
I/C: Lynden Dunn, James Strauss, Neville Jetta, Thomas Couch
Emg: Matthew Bate, Jordan Gysberts, James Sellar
In: Lynden Dunn, Jake Spencer, Neville Jetta, James Magner
Out: Matthew Bate, Mark Jamar (Calf), Jamie Bennell (Knee), Jordie McKenzie (Groin)
B: Paul Stewart, Alipate Carlile, Jackson Trengove
HB: Domenic Cassisi, Troy Chaplin, Tom Logan
C: Kane Cornes, Travis Boak, Matthew Broadbent
HF: Danyle Pearce, Justin Westhoff, Andrew Moore
F: Brett Ebert, Daniel Stewart, John McCarthy
Foll: Matthew Lobbe, Bradley Ebert, Matt Thomas
I/C: Jasper Pittard, Aaron Young, Thomas Jonas, Chad Wingard
Emg: David Rodan, Brent Renouf, Darren Pfeiffer
In: Domenic Cassisi, Jasper Pittard
Out: Jarrad Redden, Darren Pfeiffer
What our experts say:
Melbourne vs Port Adelaide
Another sold home game that could end up proving costly for the home side. If this game were to be played in Melbourne, you’d happily tip the Demons but the fact it is up in Darwin throws the result up in the air. Port Adelaide has traditionally played well at the venue.
Melbourne was leading Fremantle for quite a period of the game last week but weren’t able to run it out, resulting in another frustrating loss for the Demons. The Power was gallant at home against Essendon but was always going to fall behind.
With only six rounds of competition left after this round the Demons will be determined to try and get themselves out of the bottom four. They need to start well, control Port’s rising midfield and finish strongly.
Melbourne by 14
SC – Jack Trengove (Melb), Hamish Hartlett (Port)
Melbourne ($2.25) vs. Port Adelaide ($1.67):
A TIO stadium special this one. If nothing else, at least it should be close! The Demons have only ventured to TIO twice, winning both times against their opposition of this week, who have struggled when heading north. Expect another slippery contest which should really bring out the skills of both teams ~ not! Don’t even bother setting the IQ box to record this one.
Suggested bet: Power not to lose @ $1.67