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Adelaide Crows vs Port Adelaide Tips - Power to get back to winning ways in Showdown 54

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Last updated: 28 Jul 2023
Ben Darvill 28 Jul 2023
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Port Adelaide Power and the Adelaide Crows (Getty Images)
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Adelaide vs Port Adelaide Power Tips


The Adelaide Crows were edged in an entertaining 97-93 loss to the Melbourne Demons as they fell to their third defeat in a row. 
  • Adelaide vs Port Adelaide Power Tips
  • Head to Head
  • Adelaide Crows Form 
  • Adelaide Crows Team News
  • Adelaide Team List
  • Port Adelaide Form 
  • Port Adelaide Team News
  • Port Adelaide Team List

The Port Adelaide Power were beaten for the second game on the bounce as they lost to the Collingwood Magpies in an 85-83 thriller. Will they bounce back in Showdown 54?

Head to Head


The Crows ran out convincing 117-86 winners back in April, with this their fourth win in their last 10 meetings, with the Power winning the other six. 

Adelaide Crows Form 


Following a tough run of defeats, the Adelaide Crows have slid down to 13th on the ladder, with their hopes of taking a place in the off-season taking a major hit. 

Defeats to the Essendon Bombers, GWS Giants and Melbourne Demons have all been pretty tight, but losing by a small margin will not get the Crows where they feel they should be. 

While they are only six points short of Geelong in eighth, they still need help to make the finals.

Adelaide Crows Team News


Cook is omitted while Murray and Rankine are injured, with this seeing Keane, Michalanney and Laird coming in. 

Adelaide Team List


B: B.Smith, J.Butts, M.Keane
HB: M.Michalanney, J.Worrell, W.Milera
C: C.Jones, J.Dawson - C, M.Hinge
HF: B.Keays, D.Fogarty, S.McAdam
F: L.Pedlar, T.Walker, H.Schoenberg
FOLL: R.O’Brien, R.Laird, M.Crouch
I/C: R.Thilthorpe, R.Sloane, L.Murphy, L.Nankervis
EMG: J.Soligo, B.Cook, E.Himmelberg, N.McHenry

Port Adelaide Form 


The Port Adelaide Power saw their stunning 13-game winning run brought to an end with a heavy 122-72 loss to the Carlton Blues, and their losing run was extended as they were beaten 85-83 by leaders Collingwood. 

These two defeats have not changed the Power's position on the ladder as they still sit in second, but they are now two wins short of Collingwood at the summit. 

Port Adelaide Team News


Rioli is suspended while Boak and Lycett are both managed. Byrne-Jones and Visentini come in. 

Port Adelaide Team List


B: L.Jones, T.McKenzie, D.Houston
HB: K.Farrell, A.Aliir, R.Burton
C: M.Bergman, W.Drew, X.Duursma
HF: Z.Butters, T.Marshall, J.McEntee
F: D.Byrne-Jones, C.Dixon, S.Powell-Pepper
FOLL: D.Visentini, O.Wines - C, C.Rozee
I/C: D.Williams, J.Finlayson, J.Horne-Francis, F.Evans
EMG: J.Burgoyne, T.Boak, O.Lord, Q.Narkle

Verdict

I am backing the Power to win this one in a battling victory that extends their opponent's losing run to four matches. 

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