ByNathanMarotta

Saturday,10thMarch,2018,4:05PMAEST,AlbertonOval,WatchonFoxFooty。

ThebattlebetweenSouthAustralianpowerhousesAdelaideandPortAdelaidewillundoubtedlybethebestonofferonSaturdaystriple-treatofJLTpre-seasonmatches。

ThePowerandCrowswilldobattleinAlbertoninthefinalcurtainraiserbeforeroundone。

Bothteamsplayedinclosematcheslastweek。

PortAdelaidesuffereddéjàvufromitsfinalsexitlastseason,failingtobeattheWestCoastEaglesinanailbiterthatwasdecidedinthefinalsecondsofthematchagain。

AdelaideshoweditsexperienceastheyovercametheyoungFremantleDockers。

WhilethePowerdidcrumbleunderthepressureoftheEaglesinalow-scoringgame,theydidrevealafewyoungerplayersthatareputtingtheirhandsupforroundoneselection。

DomBarryplayedinthemidfieldanddriftedforwardcollecting20touchesalongtheway。

PortAdelaidewouldn’tdaretoenterashowdowneveninpre-seasonwithoutthefullintentionofwinning。

AdelaidefounditselfbeingpushedbyFremantle,whichplayedmuchbetterthanmostpunditsexpected。

Withanundermannedmidfield,theCrowsstillshowedthattheyareadominantforcewithintheleague。

ApplyingthesamemindsetandintensitywillnotbeenoughthisweekandthereturnofRorySloaneandBradCroucharetobeexpectedtoboostthemidfieldclass。

Let’smoveontothetipsforwhatshouldbearipperofagame。

PortAdelaidePowervs。

AdelaideCrowsJLTmostgoalstips

PortAdelaidePower

CharlieDixon+275@Sportsbet

WiththeinclusionofmoreclassintothePortAdelaidemidfield,CharlieDixonwillthrivewiththeamountofballthatwillbecominghisway。

Dixon,whohasadaptedtolifequicklyinSouthAustraliasincecrossingfromGoldCoastlastseason,kickedthreelastweekinalowscoringmatchandlookstobeintherunningfortheColemanifheremainsaone-outforward。

AdelaideCrows

MitchMcGovern$6。

00@Sportsbet

Thishigh-flyingyoungladisreadytotakethenextstepinbecomingahouseholdname。

ThemoreexperienceMitchgets,thebetterhebecomeswethinkhesreadytotakeahugeleapin2018。

McGovernplayshisbestfootywhenflyingformarksinside50andPortAdelaide’sbacklinedoesn’tlooktorundeepenoughtolockdowntheCrowsdangerousforwardline。

WethinkMcGovernwillbethebeneficiaryandthe$6isvalue。

PortAdelaidePowervs。

AdelaideCrowsJLTSuperMargintips

PortAdelaidePower

1-9$8。

00@Sportsbet

Whilethepre-seasonisadifferentbeasttotherealthing,thePowerstruggledagainstthetopsidesin2017anditeventuallycosttheminthefinals。

Yes,itsapracticematch,butPortAdelaidewillwanttoproveapointagainstitscross-townrivalinwhatshouldbeanintensematch。

IfthePoweraretogetupagainstthegrandfinalists,thenthemarginwillbenomorethansingledigits。

AdelaideCrows

20-29+750@Sportsbet

WefindithardtoseePortbeatingastrongside,butwecaneasilyseethemputtingupadecentfight。

Adelaidewillfieldaqualitysideandarestilllookingtointegratenewplayersinthepursuitofapremiershipformula。

Iftheybringsomethingclosetotheirbest,theyshouldbeabletoholdthePoweratbayuntilthefinalsiren。

PortAdelaidePowervsAdelaideCrowsJLTMatchPredictions

MatchResult:Adelaidetowin@$1。

68withSportsbet

LineBetting:Adelaide–6。

5@-111。

11withSportsbet

PortAdelaidehasabadhabitoflosingclosegames,evenpreseasonpracticematchesaswewitnessedlastweek。