Venue: MCG, Saturday, April 30, 7.25pm AEST
Last 5 times:
R8, 2015, Richmond 11.10 (76) d Port Adelaide 5.13 (43) at Adelaide Oval
1EF, 2014, Port Adelaide 20.12 (132) d Richmond 11.9 (75) at Adelaide Oval
R17, 2014, Richmond 19.12 (126) d Port Adelaide 16.10 (106) at Etihad Stadium
R7, 2013, Richmond 18.6 (114) d Port Adelaide 10.13 (73) at AAMI Stadium
R23, 2012, Richmond 16.10 (106) drew Port Adelaide 16.10 (106) at the MCG
Best SC Scorers from last game:
- Tigers: K.Cornes 122, Gray 119, Ebert 106
- Power: Riewoldt 146, Deledio 142, Maric 125
- In: Deledio, Hampson
- Out: Rance, Townsend
- In: Impey, Howard, Ah Chee, Krakouer, Polec
- Out: Trengove (Suspension), Amon (Omitted), Lobbe (Omitted), Gray (Hamstring), Wingard (Concussion)
Game Notes: Alex Rance’s suspension is a big loss for the Tigers, but that is offset by the Power’s injury woes with Chad Wingard and Robbie Gray huge outs. Brett Deledio should be on your radar in the next month, as his lofty price is sure to tumble returning from injury. This is one of those games where it’s tough to pick a winner, as both sides have looked nothing like winners in the last fortnight.
The 6 Points
1. Jack Riewoldt kicked four of his team’s 11 goals the last time these sides met. Port Adelaide captain Travis Boak was his team’s star with 35 possessions, but the Power kicked their second lowest ever score against Richmond.
2. Port Adelaide is ranked 17th for uncontested possessions (205.2 a game) after five weeks. The Power are also ranked 17th for kicks (184.8) and last for marks (66.4).
3. No team has taken less marks inside 50 than the Power in 2016, ranked 18th with an average of only eight a game. Richmond is equal sixth at 12.4 a game.
4. These teams haven’t played each other at the MCG since round 23, 2012 when the game finished in a draw. The Tigers have won three of the four matches played since.
5. Richmond is one of the worst tackling sides in 2016, ranked 16th with 60.4 a game. Port Adelaide has been impressive, ranked third with 74.4 a game.
6. Bachar Houli and Brandon Ellis are two prominent Tigers who have suffered a poor patch of form in recent matches. Both players have been out of sorts in SuperCoach lately and will become Fallen Premiums in the coming weeks.
MJ’s tip: Tigers by 1 – take this with an almighty grain of salt!
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