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Port Adelaide vs Western Bulldogs Predictions & Tips - Tired Dogs up against it in AFL Preliminary Final

  • Port Adelaide vs Western Bulldogs tips for Saturday's AFL Preliminary Final match
  • The match is being played at the Adelaide Oval (10.40am BST)
  • Port Adelaide have won their last 7 matches
  • Who will book a spot in the Grand Final?
  • Match preview, predictions and latest team news
Port Adelaide vs Western Bulldogs
Port Adelaide vs Western Bulldogs takes place on Saturday (Getty)
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Justin Darcy 10 Sep 2021
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Port Adelaide vs Western Bulldogs Predictions


The Dogs have earned themselves one last shot to reach the Grand Final against Port Adelaide.
  • Port Adelaide vs Western Bulldogs Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • Port Adelaide Form
  • Port Adelaide Team News
  • Port Adelaide Team List
  • Western Bulldogs Form
  • Western Bulldogs Team News
  • Western Bulldogs Team List
  • Port Adelaide vs Western Bulldogs FAQs

With the Preliminary Final played at the Adelaide Oval, Port Adelaide have a huge advantage - as well as an extra week off - heading into this clash and are tipped to reach the Grand Final.

  • Port Adelaide have won their last 7 matches
  • Port Adelaide have won 5 of their last 7 matches against the Western Bulldogs
  • Western Bulldogs have lost 3 of their last 5 matches

Head to Head


Port Adelaide have won five of their last seven clashes with the Bulldogs, the latest coming in the last round of the home and away season.

Power reeled in a Bulldogs lead to beat them in the final minutes of the game.

Port Adelaide Form


Port Adelaide have won their last seven matches and have looked near unbeatable when playing at home all season long.

Playing a home preliminary final is a huge advantage, particularly having had the week off since defeating Geelong Cats 86-43 in the Qualifying Final.

The Dogs, on the other hand, have gone the Tasmania>Brisbane>Perth route before arriving in Adelaide and are coming off a taxing Semi-Final. Power can really take advantage of having the last week off.

Port Adelaide Team News


Port Adelaide have one of the slimmest injury lists in the competition with just three players on the sidelines - and none of those are guaranteed starters.

As a result, the Power go in unchanged from the Qualifying Final.

Port Adelaide Team List


B: R.Burton, T.McKenzie, A.Aliir
HB: M.Bergman, T.Jonas, D.Byrne-Jones
C: X.Duursma, O.Wines, D.Houston
HF: K.Amon, T.Marshall, Z.Butters
F: R.Gray, C.Dixon, C.Rozee
FOLL: S.Lycett, T.Boak, W.Drew
I/C: S.Motlop, R.Bonner, O.Fantasia, P.Ladhams
EMG: S.Powell-Pepper, S.Mayes, J.Lienert, T.Clurey

Western Bulldogs Form


The Bulldogs prevailed by one point in their Semi-Final against Brisbane Lions last weekend at the Gabba.

In what will go down as one of the greatest finals matches of all time, it was a game that neither side deserved to lose with the Bulldogs eventually winning 79-78.

The Dogs ended the home and away season with three losses before beating Essendon Bombers 85-36 in the Elimination Final.

We know their best is as good as any team still in contention, but how much petrol is still in the tank this Saturday?

Western Bulldogs Team News


There was a question mark over Marcus Bontempelli after slightly injuring his knee last week, but the star has been named.

The Dogs have been dealth a blow, however, with Cody Weightman missing due to concussion and key defender Alex Keath ruled out with a hamstring strain.

Zaine Cordy comes in for Keith and Stefan Martin is recalled after an injury layoff for his first game since Round 12.

Western Bulldogs Team List


B: E.Wood, R.Gardner, B.Williams
HB: C.Daniel, Z.Cordy, B.Dale
C: B.Smith, J.Dunkley, L.Hunter
HF: L.Vandermeer, A.Naughton, A.Treloar
F: J.Schache, T.English, M.Hannan
FOLL: S.Martin, J.Macrae, M.Bontempelli
I/C: J.Johannisen, T.Liberatore, T.Duryea, R.Smith
EMG: A.Scott, Le.Young, M.Wallis, E.Richards

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Verdict

Port Adelaide have everything in their favour and are tipped to get the job done by 1-39 points.

Best Bet: Port Adelaide 1-39 Winning Margin $2.00 at Ladbrokes Australia - 3 Units

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