Venue: Adelaide Oval at 7:20pm
Last time: R17, 2015, Port Adelaide 20.9 (129) d Essendon 17.14 (116) at Etihad Stadium.
Best SC Scorers from last game (minus suspended players):
- Port Adelaide: Wingard 105, Wines 105, Boak 98
- Essendon: Z.Merrett 140, Goddard 117, Langford 105
- In: Amon, Stewart, Byrne-Jones ($123,900 DEF)
- Out: Howard (om.), Carlile (Wrist), Wingard (Ham)
- In/Out: No change!
Game Notes: We have learnt our first lesson for 2016: Essendon is not as bad as we thought. Or Melbourne is worse than we thought?
Either way, this is a no-win situation for the under-manned Port Adelaide: If they lose they’ll be classed as over-rated; if they just fall over the line they’ll also be widely criticized. And if they flog Essendon? The media will just say they expected the result and move on.
Watch for Robbie Gray to continue his stellar start to the year.
Thommo’s tip: Port Adelaide by 40 points.
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