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AFL ROUND 4

PORT ADELAIDE POWER VS RICHMOND TIGERS

FRIDAY APRIL 9, 7.50 PM, ADELAIDE OVAL

If the AFL were looking for a blockbuster to kickstart round 4 on Friday evening, they could not have found a better tool to fit that bill here, as Port Adelaide host the reigning premiers Richmond.  The only blight on the weatherman’s forecast is a bit of wind that should die down during the game, as no rain is near Adelaide and temperatures are dropping to an ideal 15 during the timeframe.  Port Adelaide started the season in top form, but hit a speed bump last weekend, as they travelled West and the Eagles beat them by 37, to remind all that they are a powerhouse in Perth.  Richmond are in very similar shoes after they won their first 2 easily, but were stunned by a resurgent Swans unit last weekend, losing by 45.  This means both will be ready to put it all on the line, that little bit more than usual, but is that possible in a game fitting of a Grand Final?

Port Adelaide have a largely unchanged line-up for the blockbuster, but do have a youngster named Jones debuting, a local junior who just turned 19, that they selected with the 16th pick in 2020, who will start from the bench, but can be used with versatility across the park.  Making way at this stage are Miles Bergman and Peter Ladhams, though one of them is a good chance of being included as an emergency sub.  Richmond have multiple changes, as they have not selected Dan Rioli or Derek Eggmolesse-Smith or Josh Caddy, and to further complicate things Prestia and McIntosh are injured, and unavailable.  Veteran Bachar Houli is named to return in the defenders group, while Jack Ross and Rhyan Mansell are playing from the bench and Will Martyn joins Mansell as a debutant, playing in the midfield.

Port Adelaide will be seeking to avenge their Preliminary Final loss here at home, as the Tigers booked their place in the historic Gabba Final by defeating them by a miniscule 6 points.  The regular season game between these clubs, took place here at Adelaide, and Port were too strong, winning 93-71, back in August, when the schedule was gruelling and every day.  To be clear, these are the top 2 choices to compete in the Grand Final, as Richmond are $5 favourites to win the premiership, while Port Adelaide are $6. It is a massive fixture!  Port are fancied to win as $1.60 favourites with a margin market predicted they are a goal and few behinds too good, while the Tigers are $2.35.

PREDICTION: Port by 10.

BETTING TIP: $2.15 for Port to win by 1-39 is the popular market.

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