Where and when: Optus Stadium, Saturday June 15, 2.35pm
What it means for Fremantle: The Dockers’ belief is growing after nailbiting wins over Brisbane and Collingwood before the bye, and taking care of business at home against a top-eight rival will boost their September chances.
What it means for Port Adelaide: Port has been frustratingly inconsistent all season and hasn’t won consecutive games since rounds five and six. Backing up their thumping win in Shanghai with a second victory in Perth for 2019 would give them some breathing space inside the eight.
The stat: The last six clashes between these sides have been won by the home team, with Port averaging 69-point victories in three games at Adelaide Oval and the Dockers averaging 11-point triumphs in their three home games.
The match-up: Nat Fyfe v Travis Boak
Former Power captain Boak has been in ripping form since switching back to midfield this season, climbing 31 spots to 49th overall in the Official AFL Player Ratings. If he can impact the game more than Fyfe (No.2 overall) it will go a long way to Port Adelaide clinching another win in the west.
It’s a big week for: Sean Darcy
He needs to prove his fitness first after an ankle issue but assuming Darcy is cleared to replace Rory Lobb (foot) in the ruck, the young Dockers ruckman needs to have an impact at stoppages and around the ground against Scott Lycett and Paddy Ryder in what would be his first game since round two.
Thommo’s Tip: Fremantle by 6 points.
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