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Port Adelaide vs Essendon Bombers Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds - Port to remain clear at the top

  • Port Adelaide hosts Essendon Bombers at Adelaide Oval
  • Port Adelaide still hold the top spot on the ladder
  • Essendon have lost four of their last five matches
  • The game gets underway at 8.05am BST on Saturday
Port Adelaide vs Essendon Betting Tips, Preview & Odds
Port Adelaide take on Essendon at Adelaide Oval (Getty Images)

Port Adelaide take on Essendon at Adelaide Oval on Saturday. Power do look a class above and can remain on course for the minor premiership.

Port Adelaide Form


Port Adelaide are in flying form and have found another game where they should be mighty hard to beat heading into the Finals.

The Power have won six of their last seven matches, coming undone to a flying Geelong Cats outfit. They did manage to topple the Richmond Tigers during this run.

Travis Boak is one of the strongest players in the competition, expecting to finish top three in the Brownlow which is a credit to what he has done for this footy club.

Charlie Dixon can pick his form up once again against some weaker opposition, kicking a few goals early and being that dominant force that he was at the start of the year.

Port Adelaide Team News


*Round 16 teams listed with Round 17 teams unavailable

FB: T. Clurey, T. McKenzie, R. Burton
HB: T. Jonas, D. Byrne-Jones, D. Houston
C: K. Amon, T. Rockliff, X. Duursma
HF: C. Rozee, T. Boak, Z. Butters
FF: T, Marshall, R. Gray, C. Dixon
FOL: S. Lycett, O. Wines, S. Powell-Pepper
I/C: S. Motlop, H. Hartlett, K. Farrell, C. Sutcliffe

Essendon Bombers Form


Essendon cannot find any form, with their most recent win coming against Hawthorn three rounds ago. Before that, points came from a draw against Gold Coast and a win against Adelaide. That is not the form you want to be bringing when taking on the top ranked side in the competition.

The Bombers seem to be very poor decision makers coming out of the half-back line, and with no Andrew McGrath in the midfield, they lose the grunt and poise that he brings to the side.

Essendon Bombers Team News


Essendon had the news of Connor McKenna retiring during the week. Could it give them some sort of inspiration to go on and find form?

Irving Mosquito has suffered an ACL injury so we will not be seeing him for the rest of this season and likely next.

*Round 16 teams listed with Round 17 teams unavailable

FB: M. Gleeson, M. Hurley, B. Zerk-Thatcher
HB: M. Guelfi, J. Ridley, A. Saad
C: K. Langford, D. Smith, Z. Merrett
HF: W. Snelling, C. Hooker, I. Mosquito
FF: J. Stringer, J. Stewart, A. McDonald-Tipungwuti
FOL: S. Draper, D. Shiel, D. Parish
I/C: J. Townsend, D. Heppell, M. Redman, D. Clarke

Port Adelaide vs Essendon Bombers Head To Head

Essendon hold the stronger recent head to head record having won three of their last five clashes against Port Adelaide. But last year's game went the way of Power by 10 goals.

Given the current vein of form of both sides, it is hard to be confident in Essendon causing an upset.

Port Adelaide vs Essendon Bombers Betting Odds

Port Adelaide are the 1.12 favourites to be winning this match, while Essendon are the 6.50 outsiders. The line has been set for Port Adelaide at -29.5.

Port Adelaide vs Essendon Bombers Match Up

They key match up in this game could be between Charlie Dixon and Cale Hooker.

Dixon is one of the most protected forwards in the league, and one of the strongest too. But Hooker might be a defender that can match him.

Hooker is a hardened defender and fits in perfectly to the Essendon side as a swingman, but with Joe Daniher back he is sure to be playing a key defending role.

If Dixon can get the ball rolling early, the match could be over by the end of the first quarter.

Port Adelaide vs Essendon Bombers Key Stats

  • Port Adelaide has won their last four matches at Adelaide Oval by 1-39 points
  • Michael Hurley has recorded 15+ disposals in 10 of his 13 appearances this season
  • Devon Smith has recorded 20 or more disposals in each of Essendon's last four matches

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The Port Adelaide vs Essendon Bombers match is played at Adelaide Oval in South Australia.

What time is the Port Adelaide vs Essendon Bombers match?

The Port Adelaide vs Essendon Bombers match begins at 8.05am BST on Saturday, September 12.

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Verdict

We will be backing Port Adelaide to win at the line of -29.5.

Best Bet: Port Adelaide -29.5 Line Betting @-111.11 at BetMGM - 10 Units

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