WHERE AND WHEN: SCG, Sunday, April 1, 4.40pm AEST
SUMMARY: Port kick-started Sydney’s horror start to last year when they upset the Swans in the season-opener, but they’ll face a much better Sydney side on Sunday in what could be the match of the round. Lance Franklin’s eight-goal haul against West Coast last Sunday will give the Power defence some nightmares this week, but Charlie Dixon gives the visitors their own star key forward. With Jack Watts and Steven Motlop starting well at their new club against Fremantle and youngster Todd Marshall in the goals, the Swans number-one ranked backline won’t have an easy Easter Sunday. Robbie Gray’s inclusion is vital for Port, especially after the loss of Paddy Ryder (Achilles). Along with Ollie Wines, Travis Boak, Brad Ebert, and Sam Powell-Pepper, Gray gives his side a midfield outfit capable of matching it with the likes of Josh Kennedy, Luke Parker, Isaac Heeney and Zak Jones.
LAST FIVE TIMES
R1, 2017: Port Adelaide 17.8 (110) d Sydney 12.10 (82) at the SCG
R20, 2016: Sydney 14.16 (100) d Port Adelaide 4.9 (33) at the SCG
R14, 2015: Sydney 14.10 (94) d Port Adelaide 12.12 (84) at the SCG
R2, 2015: Sydney 14.8 (92) d Port Adelaide 6.8 (44) at Adelaide Oval
R20, 2014: Sydney 12.12 (84) d Port Adelaide 7.16 (58) at Adelaide Oval
Father Dougal’s Tip: Sydney by 24 – Port look to be a lot better, but enough so to beat the Swans at home? Not expecting an upset.
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