Where and when: Optus Stadium, Saturday 3rd April, 2021 at 8:10pm (AEDT)
Last time they met: Rd 4, 2020: Port Adelaide 13.11 (89) def West Coast 6.5 (41) at Metricon Stadium.
This was a tale of two teams heading in opposite directions. Port jumped out to an early lead and they were never headed on their way to their fourth-straight win. Charlie Dixon kicked 6 goals in a strong performance assisted by both the absence of the injured Jeremy McGovern and the service from Boak and Rockliff in the midfield.
Meanwhile, West Coast recorded their third loss on the trot despite Kennedy kicking 4 goals and captain Shuey working through the pain of sore ribs to record 12 contested possessions and 20 pressure acts.
Match Preview: Despite injuries to important personnel, West Coast has played decent footy beating Gold Coast and losing a very tight match to the Bulldogs. Unfortunately, the Eagles will need to bring more than decent form to defeat the red-hot Port Adelaide. The Power is finally living up to its name, handing out hidings to both Essendon and North, and they look ready to hold-down a top 4 position for the year.
That said, North and Essendon are hardly contenders in 2021 so there is a chance we are overrating Port’s form. The West Coast home-ground advantage might be enough to allow the Eagles to upset the Power. This game should be close.
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