Venue: Jiangwan Sports Stadium at 1:15pm AEST
Last Time They Met:
R23, 2016, Port Adelaide 13.11 (89) d Gold Coast 9.12 (66) at Metricon
R22, 2015, Port Adelaide 12.16 (88) d Gold Coast 7.9 (51) at Metricon
R21, 2014, Port Adelaide 7.14 (56) d Gold Coast 7.5 (47) at Metricon
R21, 2013, Port Adelaide 16.17 (113) d Gold Coast 14.12 (96) at AAMI
R4, 2013, Port Adelaide 16.8 (104) d Gold Coast 9.12 (66) at Metricon
Game Notes: The Suns and Power will create history when they become the first teams to play for premiership points outside Australia or New Zealand. But aside from the historic nature of the contest, the game also has big early-season ramifications for both clubs. Gold Coast is fresh off a convincing 25-point win over Geelong to get its season back on track and can square their ledger at 4-4 with a win over the Power. The return of co-captain Steven May and midfield dynamo David Swallow was huge against the Cats, as the Suns got contributions from all players. Port Adelaide had a slip-up against West Coast, bringing them back to a 4-3 win-loss record, and desperately need a win to re-establish themselves as finals contenders. There are mouth-watering contests all over the ground led by influential ruckmen Jarrod Witts and Paddy Ryder. This should be a tight contest, with the winner no doubt being able to enjoy their bye the following week.
Huttabito’s Tip: Gold Coast by 20 points
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