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Ladder-leaders Port Adelaide host premiership threat Richmond Tigers in a crucial clash at Adelaide Oval. Join The Roar for live scores from 4:35pm (AEST).
Port Adelaide have been top of the ladder for the entire season so far, and have managed to continually prove doubters wrong. They have won four of their last five with their only slip up being a shock loss at this ground to St Kilda. They’ve faced mediocre sides in Melbourne and the Doggies the past fortnight, comfortably winning both. Tonight is a mammoth test though, coming up against the reigning premiers.
Richmond themselves have been superb form of late, securing strong wins over both Brisbane and the Bulldogs. Worryingly for the Power, both of those sides – finals contenders in their own right – wilted under the pressure, producing poor performances against a Dustin Martin-led Tigers outfit. Martin, paired with forwards Tom Lynch and Jack Riewoldt, has been in excellent touch, and is very likely to produce another brilliant game tonight.
Besides the Saints loss, the Power have won their other two clashes at home this season. The Tigers haven’t visited Adelaide this season, but did play two games here last year: winning one over Port and losing another to the Crows.
Opening bounce: 4:35pm (AEST)
Venue: Adelaide Oval
TV: Fox Sports, Seven (SA only)
Live stream: Kayo Sports, Foxtel, AFL Live Pass
Betting: Port Adelaide $1.80, Richmond $2.00