WHERE AND WHEN: Adelaide Oval, Saturday, July 7, 4.05pm ACST
What appeared to be a comfortable victory for Port Adelaide is suddenly a danger game after St Kilda’s resurgence. The Saints have played with flair and abandon in wins over the Demons and Gold Coast – traits largely missing from their disappointing first half of the season. With Jack Billings proving a handful, Jade Gresham lighting up the scoreboard and Jack Stevens, Jack Sinclair and Seb Ross creating havoc through the midfield, the Saints have the potential to shape the top eight. Port is travelling very nicely as well, having won its past four games to stay well in the hunt for a top-four position. The Power’s big bodies in the engine room allow them to capitalise on Paddy Ryder’s ruck dominance, their under-rated backline matches up well on small and tall forwards and Robbie Gray performs pieces of magic every week. The Power will go in as the favourites, but only a fool would write off the Saints.
LAST FIVE TIMES
R19, 2017, Port Adelaide 9.9 (63) d St Kilda 8.13 (61) at Adelaide Oval
R1, 2016, Port Adelaide 20.13 (133) d St Kilda 15.10 (100) at Adelaide Oval
R18, 2015, Port Adelaide 17.10 (112) d St Kilda 6.13 (49) at Adelaide Oval
R12, 2014, Port Adelaide 19.15 (129) d St Kilda 9.5 (59) at Adelaide Oval
R17, 2013, Port Adelaide 14.13 (97) d St Kilda 13.14 (92) at Etihad Stadium
Hutta’s Tip: Port Adelaide by 25 points
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