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West Coast Eagles vs Port Adelaide Predictions & Tips - Power to upset Eagles in Perth

  • West Coast Eagles vs Port Adelaide predictions for Saturday's AFL Round 3 match
  • The match is being played at Optus Stadium (10.10am BST)
  • Port Adelaide have won their last 2 matches against West Coast by 42+ points
  • Power are tipped to maintain their perfect start to the season
  • Match preview, predictions and latest team news
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Freetips staff 02 Apr 2021
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West Coast Eagles vs Port Adelaide Predictions

West Coast and Port Adelaide will come head-to-head for the third time in the still new western fortress Optus Stadium. They have split both meetings at the venue and surprisingly both matches were 42-point margins. 

In a coin-flip game, the free-scoring Power are tipped to win.

  • West Coast Eagles are 1-1 for the season.
  • Port Adelaide have won their last 2 matches against West Coast Eagles by 42+ points.
  • Port Adelaide won by 42 points in their last away game against West Coast Eagles in 2019.
  • Port Adelaide have won 11 of the last 12 night matches against West Coast Eagles.
  • Port Adelaide are top of the AFL ladder with 2 wins from 2 matches.


Port Adelaide have a winning record in Perth, winning 9 of the 15 matches in Western Australia. 

The Power beat the Eagles comfortably the last time they met at Metricon Stadium last year with an 89-41 success in the early stages of the Gold Coast hub.

Port also won by 42 points on their last visit to Optus Stadium against the Eagles in 2019.

West Coast Eagles Form

West Coast are coming off a loss to the Western Bulldogs in what could already be argued as a match of the year candidate. 

The Eagles moved to a lead of 14 points midway through the final term until a late surge by the Bulldogs saw them get over the line by seven points.

The fast-paced match at Marvel Stadium ended 100-93 and leaves West Coast at 1-1 following a Round 1 win over Gold Coast Suns. 

Josh Kennedy, Jack Darling and Oscar Allen all hit the score sheet again for the second consecutive match with the trio sitting on 17 goals after two rounds. 

West Coast Eagles Team News

Captain Luke Shuey returns for his debut for season 2021 after sustaining a hamstring injury a week before the season opener.

Oscar Allen has gone through tests this week following up shoulder soreness and is fit for the Power clash.

West Coast Eagles Team List

B: J.Rotham, T.Barrass, S.Hurn
HB: T.Cole, J.McGovern, B.Sheppard
C: A.Gaff, T.Kelly, L.Duggan
HF: J.Redden, J.Darling, L.Ryan
F: J.Cripps, J.Kennedy, O.Allen
FOLL: N.Naitanui, D.Sheed, L.Shuey
I/C: J.Petriccelle, J.Nelson, J.Jones, B.Ah Chee
EMG: Z.Langdon, J.Brander, N.Vardy, A.Witherden

Port Adelaide Form

Port Adelaide have dominated their opposition in the opening rounds of the season, most recently defeating the Essendon Bombers 119-65 in Round 2.

The Power look set to bounce back this season having lost in the preliminary final at home to the defending champions Richmond Tigers.

In form midfielders Ollie Wines and Zak Butters both finished with an eye-catching disposal tally with 38 and 36 respectively. 

Recruit Orazio Fantasia looks to be an asset early on, already slotting six goals in the opening two rounds, and sitting equal third in the Coleman Medal race. 

Port Adelaide Power Team News

Exciting Connor Rozee is available for selection and makes his season debut against the Eagles. 

Todd Marshall and Mitch Georgiades are both named for the Power, but Tom Rockliff is left out once again still looks to be out of the 22-man squad after not being used as a medical sub last weekend. 

Port Adelaide Team List

B: R.Burton, T.Clurey, D.Houston
HB: A.Aliir, T.Jonas, D.Byrne-Jones
C: X.Duursma, O.Wines, K.Amon
HF: O.Fantasia, P.Ladhams, S.Motlop
F: Z.Butters, C.Dixon, R.Gray
FOLL: S.Lycett, W.Drew, T.Boak
I/C: T.Marshall, H.Hartlett, M.Georgiades, C.Rozee
EMG: M.Bergman, L.Jones, B.Woodcock, K.Farrell

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Both teams are firing yet Port Adelaide still look like the team to beat, not only this match but this entire campaign. The Eagles are tipped to lose another match at home to the Power.

Best Bet: Port Adelaide To Win @-112.36 at Unibet - 3 Units

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