WHERE AND WHEN: Adelaide Oval, Saturday, August 4, 4.05pm ACST
Showdown 45 gives Adelaide the chance to put a dent in Port Adelaide’s finals chances while also keeping alive its extremely slim top-eight aspirations. The Crows (12th, 9-9) must win their remaining four games and hope other results go their way. It’s probably a bridge too far, but they have shown enough improvement on the back of key personnel returning in the past month that they will be a challenge for whomever they face. The Power (4th, 12-8) have it all to play for in their remaining four games. They can clinch a top-two berth and a home qualifying final, or they could slide out of the finals equation altogether. A six-day turnaround from the chilly conditions in Ballarat isn’t ideal and could take a toll late in the game. Given the Power face West Coast, Collingwood and Essendon in the run home, this is a game they simply must win.
LAST FIVE TIMES
R8, 2018, Port Adelaide 14.11 (95) d Adelaide 14.6 (90) at Adelaide Oval
R20, 2017, Adelaide 18.22 (130) d Port Adelaide 7.4 (46) at Adelaide Oval
R3, 2017, Adelaide 15.10 (100) d Port Adelaide 12.11 (83) at Adelaide Oval
R22, 2016, Adelaide 15.19 (109) d Port Adelaide 14.10 (94) at Adelaide Oval
R2, 2016, Adelaide 22.12 (144) d Port Adelaide 11.20 (86) at Adelaide Oval
Hutta’s Tip – Port by 10 points.
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